Our second distinguish storyteller today will be Jean Ellisen. Jean lives in Berkeley, not far from here. She says she has been telling stories all her life, but on purpose for more than twenty years, in schools, libraries, campfires, festivals, in Fiji (where she was a Peace Corps Volunteer), and is a veteran storyteller at The Asian Art Museum, where she collected stories to be told by the corps of storytellers in many of the galleries, and the for special exhibit from Mongolia a while back. She is a long time supporter, and member of the Storytelling Association of California, and organizing committee of the Bay Area Storytelling Festival. Her passion is helping others, young and grown to find their voice through storytelling.
The main story she will tell this time is a folk tale about how the Horse Head Fiddle (i.e., Morin Khuur, in Mongolian) came to be. It is a story Jean shared with countless visitors to the Genghis Khan exhibit at the Asian Art Museum. A second story (time permitting) is a riddling tale of clever observation that averted a revolt, called "The Golden Dolls."
The event will take place at SRH on Sunday (sic!) November 2, at 1-3pm.
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