Event's Details

May has arrived, with warm weather and pleasant breezes -- and stories from The Grapevine. In May, we bring you featured tellers Lyn Ford and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, hosted by storyteller Noa Baum.

HEART, HUMOR, WISDOM: messages through time

Fourth-generation storyteller, teaching artist, and author Lyn Ford shares humor, heart, and wisdom rooted in her Affrilachian family’s orature and her own creative writing. Lyn’s books include the award-winning Affrilachian Tales, Beyond the Briar Patch, and Hot Wind, Boiling Rain: Scary Stories for Strong Hearts. Learn more at http://www.storytellerlynford.com.

Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo’s performances combine theater, movement, and music. Featured on the Emmy Award-winning PBS children’s program, “Short Stories, Tall Tales,” Kikuchi-Yngojo engages his audiences on multiple levels, conveying important messages with humor and dignity. Kikuchi-Yngojo presents a number of unique programs focusing on the myths and music of Asia and the Pacific: Asia FantAsia (folktales & myths), Japanese Jamboree, Bamboo Jamboo (stories from Southeast Asia & India), and Kids Love Kulintang (Fillipino gong music, dances & stories). Learn more at http://www.ethnohtec.org

We open each show with up to three open-mic storytellers, followed by our featured tellers. Put your name in the hat to be one of our open-mic tellers! Traditional or true, happy or blue, tell the story that you have in you to tell -- in 5 minutes(-ish).

Admission is free. We ask for a $15 donation to support our featured tellers, who receive 100% of donations.

Event's Location

Busboys and Poets Takoma
235 Carroll St NW Washington 20012, United States