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Special Event  |  Storyteller Sharon Jordan Holley

Performances are at 5:30 and 6:30 pm

Friday, February 12, 2016, 5:30–7:30 pm

At 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm, Sharon Jordan Holley, a storyteller and retired librarian and a founding and performing member of Spin-A-Story-Tellers of Western New York and co-founder of Tradition Keepers: Black Storytellers of Western New York will present at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

Her unique approach to African American storytelling incorporates songs, chants, raps, costumes, instruments and props in her performance of traditional legends and stories. Holley has taken her passion for African American storytelling across the country to various libraries, schools, community events and colleges.

Holley has also contributed to publications such as “Talk that Talk: An Anthology of African American Storytelling,” “The African American Book of Values,” “Many Voices: True Tales from America’s Past” and “Sayin’ Somethin’: Stories from the National Association of Black Storytellers.”

In addition to her storytelling performances, Holley is involved with workshops on Kwanzaa, Family Storytelling, African American History and African American Literature. In 2006, she was a recipient of New York State Governor’s Salute to Harriet Tubman Spirit Award and in 2009 received the Zora Neale Hurston Award from the National Association of Black Storytellers.

This is a free program and part of M&T Second Friday.

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    Special Event  |  M&T Second Fridays at the Burchfield Penney

    Friday, February 12, 2016, 10 am–8 pm

    On the Second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great!