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Tell Us A Story: Storyteller Mama Edie Coming to Campus

Empowering stories are meant to bring encouragement. Whether the story is told in the form of a poem or acted in a scene, it strives to leave an impact. Delivery is crucial. The trust lies in the actions, language, and power of the storyteller.

Mama Edie Armstrong has been sharing her gift of storytelling and inspiring her listeners since 1989. On Tuesday, February 5, Trinity students and friends of the College will have the opportunity to hear her stories, enjoy refreshments, and participate in the College’s celebration of Black History Month. Members of A Spiritual Journey Percussion Ensemble will also perform.

Mama Edie captures her listeners while telling tales about self-love, healing, and empowerment in the African-American tradition. Her animated stories reach children, students, and adults alike. In addition to being a creative storyteller, Mama Edie is a published writer, percussionist, and speech pathologist.  

Trinity students will also have the opportunity to join Mama Edie in a storytelling workshop in the Grand Lobby from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. prior to her main performance at
7 p.m. in the Van Namen Recital Hall of the Ozinga Chapel. Admission is free.

For more information please contact Dr. Sherry Barnes at 708.239.4742.

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