Sierra Madre, CA (PressExposure) March 14, 2009 -- World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year on the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, this year on March 20. On this date as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible. Performers announce their events to each other in order to share their stories and inspiration with the storytelling community, to learn from each other and create international contacts.
In honor of World Storytelling day, master storyteller Melea Brock and her husband David are hosting a live party at their home (also a celebration of David's birthday on March 20). This is event is unusual because the live event will be broadcast worldwide using a combination of electronic sound mixing and cutting edge Internet technology. Guests can listen remotely from around the world by telephone or computer audio streaming.
During the event, Melea will tell several stories with her pianist, Perry Moore adding to the mood. Here's what listeners are saying:
What a wonderful hour we spent listening to your stories via computer. It reminded us so much of sitting by the radio years ago and listening to stories. Dick especially remembered Ralph Twigger. He listened intently for the whole hour to every story. You are certainly blessed with a special gift. (Her husband has Alzheimers)
I loved your tele-story night!!! I had a blast sitting in Dunkin Donuts crying and laughing out loud while weird looks were sent my way. : ) When is the next one?? (grad student)
Since 1982, Melea's storytelling has taken her to schools, churches, and organizations across the United States and Canada. Her work has been produced into audio and books and has been featured in numerous magazines. Her newly released book and audio, "Step Inside... Where Stories Come to Life," is already receiving favorable reviews from adults and children alike.