The art of storytelling

Also, Beneath the Tamarind Tree author Isha Sesay

Everyone has a story to tell.   

Many people may not know it, but their life experiences and the knowledge each person possesses are stories. Some are better at storytelling than others, but everyone does have a story.   

The eighth annual Lititz Storytelling Festival is scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Appearing on Smart Talk Wednesday is one of the world’s great storytellers; Daniel Morden who will also perform at the Lititz Storytelling Festival. David Worth, one of the founders of the Lititz Storytelling Festival joins the conversation, as well.

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Daniel Morden, author, and David Worth, one of the founders of Lititz Storytelling Festival. Appear on Smart Talk, on September 25, 2019.

Also, in the early morning of April 14, 2014, the militant Islamic group Boko Haram abducted 276 girls from their school in the small town of Chibok, Nigeria. The brazen and violent act made headlines around the world and galvanized global leaders demanding the girls return to their families.  

In the book titled Beneath the Tamarind Treejournalist and author Isha Sesay tells the story of the abduction, perseverance and eventual return of some of the girls.  

Isha Sesay will deliver the keynote address for the 2019 Harrisburg Book Festival, which is taking place from October 3-6. Also appearing on the program is Alex Brubaker, manager of the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, the festival sponsor. 

Isha Sesay

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Isha Sesay, journalist and author of Beneath the Tamarind Tree, appears on Smart Talk, September 25, 2019.

Alex Brubaker

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Alex Brubaker, manager of the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, appears on Smart Talk, September 25, 2019.

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