2018 Texas Storytelling Conference Fringe Performances

Friday, June 29  • 2:30-3:45pm

JUDY ALLTON:
THE EMPEROR AND THE ASTRONAUT
A story of the community of Webster, Texas, with ties that reached around the world, from Japan to Earth orbit.  One family’s vision and courage, and one church’s acceptance and support. spaceScienceStories@gmail.com

 

 

MICHAEL BRUNDY:
A NEW WAY OF FIGHTING
A personal story that demonstrates how we can stick to our convictions; how we can fight for what we believe in without being violent.  The story highlights my personal struggles and three men who fought in wars without weapons – Col. Gail S. Halvorson, Pvt. Desmond Doss and Cassius Clay. mjbrundy@gmail.com

 

 

SHEILA STARKS PHILLIPS:
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE WORLD’S OLDEST ZOOKEEPER
Hiring on at the Houston Zoo as a zookeeper, I found myself working with keepers the same age as my kids, therefore the name. Starting in the animal hospital and then moving to primates, the fun never stopped. Ending with hand raising baby orangutang, it was indeed the best job ever! Since primates are our closest relatives, this presentation fits right in with the theme of the conference….Kin & Kindred. zoolady@airmail.net

Saturday, June 30, 2018  • 10:30-11:45am

DONNA INGHAM:
DADDY’S HOME BREW
Two tales, one tall and one true, explore my daddy’s habit of brewing his own adult beverage of choice. tell.write@gmail.com, www.donnaingham.com

 

 

KAREN WATSON
ZYBRA TALES:  MY FAMILY’S PIONEER ADVENTURES
As a little girl, Karen always wanted to hear her grandmother’s stories about her journey in a covered wagon across Texas to Oklahoma Territory.  Through her grandmother’s oral tradition, great-aunt’s written poems and recollections and her own genealogical research, Karen will share treasured family stories and a few they never passed down!  She’ll also share the discovery of her favorite new word:  “zybra”.  (Hint:  It’s not about the software company that pops up when you google it…..) tiading@yahoo.com

 

FRAN STALLINGS
THE DISMISSAL OF MISS RUTH BROWN
The first drugstore sit-in was not in the 60’s, but in 1950 when a stubborn librarian faced McCarthy era fury and split an Oklahoma town that was “too far south and too small” (Bayard Ruskin) in an action ahead of its time. fran.stallings@icloud.com