Mark the night. Sat., Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. in the SCU Auditorium on the campus of SOUTHWESTERN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY in Bethany, OK (between Rockwell and Council on NW 39th Expressway). COST: $ 5 per person; $ 3 with valid student ID - Funds going to student fundraising project.

Tellabration 2008 – Bethany, Oklahoma

It's November and that means it is time for stories! “Tellabration" (www.territorytellers.org) is an internationally celebrated emphasis on storytelling held each November.

Events range from casual family style events to more formal and adult focused entertainment. They are always entertaining and a time for storytellers to shine. This year the metro area will host this event in the SCU Auditorium on the campus of Southwestern Christian University, located between Rockwell and Council, on NW 39th Expressway, on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 7 p.m.

The cost for this fundraising event will be $5 per person or $3 with a current student ID from any area school. Funds raised will go to support outreach activities of students pursuing a degree in missions and to other outreach activities.

The featured Bethany tellers:

KATHRYN THURMAN is an Oklahoma performing artist sharing both music and stories. She is an experienced actress, musician, and storyteller who has been actively performing for over 20 years. She blends her heritage, experiences, and training as a music teacher into stories crafted with grace, humor, and highlighted with music. Contact her for a performance or workshop for your library, school, scouting activity, church group, women's luncheon, community event or festival. For more information contact:
KMThurman@aol.com, or by cell phone at 1-405-308-7349; or office phone at 1-405-672-5050.

Molly Lemmons
What happens when an ex-newspaper columnist, ex-teacher, and incurable romantic combine? "Miss Molly Lou Belle" who has, believe me, some stories to tell! Using heartwarming, humorous, and exciting stories she bridges the gap between generations. She connects adult audiences to nearly forgotten values and experiences of the past and introduces children to the common foibles and fun of life. Miss Molly Lou Belle aka Molly Lemmons is an award winning author, storyteller and workshop leader whom you will not soon forget. Contact: Miss Molly Lou Belle for her storytelling and workshop schedules and fees. Phone: 405.376.2576; email
mollyloubelle@cox.net; visit her website for more details and book titles, http://mollyloubelle.com/.

Chester Weems
An extraordinary man with a background in educational administration, Chester Weems is also a gifted photographer. His images grace many an Oklahoma storyteller's brochure! His images also bring to life events on the state storytelling groups web site at
http://www.territorytellers.org/. Chester is also a wonderful storyteller able to craft tales of human humor and memory that will leave you longing for more.

Marilyn A. Hudson
Serving as co-sponsor and MC for the event is storyteller Marilyn A. Hudson. Marilyn A. Hudson is a storyteller who has been traveling the twists and turns of the "Story Road" for nearly 20 years. She presents original tales, as well as historical and folklore tales, with her own little twists. She entrances audiences with tales, rich in the music of language and the diversity of human emotion. She shares stories of real people and mythic creatures - all the tales that provoke the imagination. Hudson currently serves on the Board of Directors of the statewide storytelling organization, The Territory Tellers. She is also the Director of Library Services for SCU. She has produced two other Tellabrations over the years.

For a list of other events being held across Oklahoma, visit the Territory Tellers website on the subject at
http://www.territorytellers.org/News/News. Plan on attending one of these events this month!
Contact: Marilyn Hudson at 405-789-7661 x 3451 marilynahudson@yahoo.com or marilyn.hudson@swcu.edu

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