Southern Storytelling Workshop Featuring Lillian Grant-Baptiste and Patt Gunn
To celebrate the wonderful 3-part series Southern Storytellers, we are partnering with the Live Oak Public Library System to offer a storytelling workshop on Saturday, August 19 at 10am at the Southwest Chatham Branch. Participants will get a chance to hear from 2 renowned storytellers, then learn from them about telling their own stories. The event will feature Lillian Grant-Baptiste and Patt Gunn. It will be a memorable and enriching morning. Refreshments will be served. Seating will be limited so register now and see you there!
About Lillian Grant-Baptiste
Lillian Grant-Baptiste is an informed cultural artist, motivational speaker and an uplifting storyteller. She has more than 30 years of experience as a motivational speaker and professional storyteller. Ms. Grant-Baptiste has presented and performed at several venues throughout the United States. She skillfully gathers and retells stories from diverse cultures, but has a particular fondness and love for folktales from the Gullah/Geechee traditions. Lillian believes that storytelling is powerful tool that can be utilized to uplift, empower and ultimately transform individuals, families and communities. Her signature story is “The People Could Fly”. The story is a moving and beautifully retold folktale that captures how the faith of a people gave them the strength to unify and magically fly above the tribulation and trepidation of slavery. Throughout her performances she continually promotes a deep and abiding appreciation for and preservation of the stories and folktales from traditions around the world.
About Patt Gunn
Patt Gunn is a “daughter of the soul” of Savannah and a Gullah Geechee Master Storyteller who has been weaving stories about her cultural heritage journey for over 25 years. She is the CEO of Underground Tours of Savannah and the Founder and Artistic Director of The Saltwata Players, a local folk art performance group that produces dinner theater with Gullah Geechee talkin’ and freedom songs. She also presents Geechee Gurl Improvin’ and lectures at museums, universities, churches, organizations and corporate conventions. Her philosophy is simple: “The Sky Is Big Enuf’ For Unnah’Dem/All of Us!”