A Blend of Story and Music
On Sunday, October 19 FAR-West held a STORY EXPO featuring: Erica Lann-Clark, Bill Amatneek, Nick Smith, Cathryn Fairlee, Tim Ereneta, Jeff Byers, and Sandra Niman - all storytellers who enjoy the enrichment music brings to their art.
Erica Lann-Clark is a nationally known storyteller and writer who has worked with musicians to accompany her story concerts.
Nick Smith performs stories based on tales better known in ballad form and has helped stage festivals combining music and storytelling.
Cathryn Fairlee has traveled the globe for decades gathering and telling ancient stories for teens and adults.
Tim Ereneta is a storyteller from Berkeley, California, specializing in fairy tales and folktales for adult audiences
Jeff Byers is a bay area teller of traditional tales whose singing voice enhances the emotion and the message.
Sandra Niman brings story programs into schools, linking tales, and occasionally songs, to the Common Core curriculum.