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September 8, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Belle Haven Branch Library
413 Ivy Dr.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Alicia Retes
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Alicia Retes: Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Our 4th Annual Storytelling Festival continues, with a past favorite!

The Menlo Park Storytelling Festival is back! From September 7-October 2, we are presenting a wonderful variety of acclaimed professional tellers. Please join us as we welcome back Alicia Retes!

How did little Measuring Worm, one of the smallest of creatures in the forest, save two big grizzly bear cubs? Alicia’s interactive Native tale will incorporate songs and California Native musical instruments.

For ages 5-Adult.

About Alicia Retes
Alicia Mary Retes brings Native stories to life through voice, movement, music and song. Alicia--part Mayo, Yaqui and Cherokee--is a  multifaceted interpretive artisan, naturalist and storytelling musician. Her work is influenced by personal wildlife adventures on land and sea combined with an appreciation for Indigenous People globally, Native cultural arts and a deep respect for nature. She is an engaging performer who plays native musical instruments and weaves songs into stories that uplift the listener. As the Indigenous Interpreter at the Museum of the American Indian in Novato, she shares her knowledge about the Coast Miwok people and sings original trilingual songs: English, Spanish, and Coast Miwok.

About the Menlo Park Storytelling Festival
From September 7-October 2, enjoy the wonderful art of traditional oral storytelling, with a variety of visiting artists.
  • September 7: StoryFest
  • September 8: Alicia Retes
  • September 11: Tom and Sandy Farley
  • September 18: Seung Ah Kim
  • September 19: John Weaver
  • September 25: Bobby Norfolk
  • September 29: Olga Loya
  • September 30: Film Screening: Belonging in the USA: The Story of Michael D. McCarty
  • October 2: Michael Katz

About Storytelling

Storytelling is telling stories--without using a book. It's an ancient art form that predates libraries, and books, and writing.  According to the National Storytelling Network, "storytelling is the interactive art of using words and actions to reveal the elements and images of a story while encouraging the listener’s imagination. In storytelling, the listener imagines the story."

This program is made possible thanks to funding from the Menlo Park Friends of the Library.