Date(s) - 03/14/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery
Mariposa’s 33rd annual Featured Storytellers Evening Concert features
Storytellers Diane Ferlatte, her musician accompanist Erik Pearson, and Mariposa’s own Angela Heiss.
Diane is an award-winning, dynamic performer, who has captivated audiences across six continents in over 20 countries. She has been researching, collecting and telling stories for over thirty years. While emphasizing the history, struggles and triumphs of the African American experience as well as African & Southern tales, she also loves to tell stories that hold truths touching upon our common humanity, including personal stories as well as many tales from across the globe. Her awards include a 2008 Grammy Nomination, the National Storytelling Network’s Oracle Circle of Excellence Award, the National Association of Black Storyteller’s Zora Neale Hurston Award, California Arts Council’s Highest Ranking, as well as Parents’ Choice, American Library Association, Parenting Media, Storytelling World, & National Parenting Publications Awards for her recordings with her accompanist Erik Pearson on banjo & guitar.
Angela Heiss, the winner of Story Slam contests in Mariposa and Sonora, was featured at the Northwest Tall Tale Competition in Medford, OR, and performed at the 2017 National Storytelling Network Conference in Kansas City, MO, as a storyteller from the Pacific Region.
Doors open at 6:30, with suggested donation of $10. Refreshments, an opportunity drawing for a “Made in Mariposa Goods” basket, and storytelling CDS for sale at event. All proceeds support the Mariposa Community Foundation Keeping Storytelling in Mariposa Schools and Community.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Parish Hall
4985 Bullion St.
Mariposa, CA. 95338