Reconnect with Coyote Tales Virtual Storytelling
VIRTUAL STORYTELLING EVENT
APRIL 27, 2020
Coyote Tales and storytellers from Kayenta and across the US are joining forces to bring you a remarkable evening of storytelling. Because social distance practices will not permit us to meet together as a community, we are going to entertain you online with stories of “A Funny Thing Happened….” Listen to these tales of unexpected wonder, serendipitous fortune, amusing experiences, and general hilarity and then vote for your favorite. The evening’s favorite tale wins $200 generously provided by Utah Humanities.
Votes can be placed from April 27 – 30. Winner will be announced through the Coyote Tales website and Nextdoor May 1st. The evening’s stories will be archived on the Coyote Tales website indefinitely.
This event generously supported by Utah Humanities, Desert Dweller and Petite Feast.
INTRO – VICTORIA TOPHAM
JESSE EHRICH – “THIS HERE BOY’S A RUNNER”
Jesse is a recently retired Orthodontist from the West Coast of Florida. He has been a part time Kayenta resident for the past 10 years and has performed on the Coyote Tales stage three times. He is an audience favorite.
JEFF METCALF – “A SLIGHT MISUNDERSTANDING”
Jeff is an award-winning writer and teacher, as well as the director of a nonprofit aimed to grant underserved populations access to higher education. Metcalf lives in Salt Lake City, Utah where he teaches literature and playwriting in the English Department and in the Honors College at the University of Utah. For more information about Jeff’s work visit his website www.wjmetcalf.com
CHERIE DAVIS – “A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY NORTH”
Cherie Davis is an enthusiastic teller who has performed at storytelling festivals and other special events around the West. She coaches and mentors the youth tellers at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. She is the director of Story Camp, a storytelling day camp. She has taught storytelling in public schools from elementary school to high school.
DAVID LINDES – “NEVER CHOOSE WHO YOU LOVE”
David Lindes is a writer, singer-songwriter, and producer. His work has been featured on PRI’s The World and NPR. Born in Guatemala City, he immigrated to the United States at age 9 and spent his adolescence in the agricultural communities of California’s Central Coast. He later graduated in Latin American Studies from Brigham Young University. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and four kids. Learn more about David Lindes @ www.davidlindes.net
JOHN HARRISON – “MISSED OPPORTUNITY”
John Harrison promotes storytelling for all ages, and shares stories that point out the richness and humor in everyday life. John has traveled extensively throughout the world, and especially enjoys music and tales from Scotland and Ireland. John lives in St. George, Utah.
LISA BERNATH – “CRAZY PATHS AND TRAILS”
Lisa is a full time Kayenta resident. Before retiring she owned a specialty linen shop in California. She has appeared on the Coyote Tales stage once before. We are thrilled to hear her story this evening.
MICHAEL FOXX – “STARRY NIGHT”
Michael Fox is a professional coach and spiritual director, a corporate trainer, an author and award-winning creative artist, whose work has been featured throughout the world. Michael uses story in all of his roles to help others build Identity.
GINGER PARKINSON – “MY DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY”
Ginger Parkinson is a spunky, energetic storyteller and coach. She has spun her magic at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, Weber State Storytelling Festival, Thanksgiving Point, Red Butte Gardens, Coyote Tales, City Creek Center, Traverse Mountain Outlets, school and libraries across the Western United States. Contact Ginger at gingerparkinson.com
NESTOR ‘THE BOSS’ GOMEZ – “MY BABY”
Nestor “the boss” Gomez was born in Guatemala and moved to Chicago undocumented in the mid-80. He is a forty one time Moth Slam winner and three time Chicago Moth Grand Slam winner. He is also the creator, producer, curator and host of 80 Minutes Around the World, a storytelling show that features the stories of immigrants, their descendants and allies. Learn more about Nestor at www.nestorgomezstoryteller.com
ANN NANCARROW – “PROPER SUNSCREEN APPLICATION”
Ann is a resident of Southern Utah and a member of the Utah Storytellers Guild. She has shared three stories on the Coyote Tales stage.
SEAN HIRTEN – “WALKING TO THE HORIZON”
Sean Hirten is a 7th grade History and Geography Teacher on the east side of Las Vegas. He is originally from Vermont and when not in the classroom can be found exploring the basins and ranges of Nevada. You can hear more of Sean’s stories @ youtube.com/shanedurban
CLOSING – DOUG CAPUTO
Douglas Caputo is a real estate broker/agent who loves introducing people to the wonders of Southern Utah. Doug also is a community activist and active in the arts.
Special thanks to Ned Cordery, Gosland Studio and Alan Holben Photography