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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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Oct. 20, Holdenville, OK - How To Share Picture Books with Young Children



A perfect workshop for parents, grandparents, child care providers, volunteers, and anyone who would like to encourage a love of reading and improve literacy in their community. Attendees will learn how to select, use, and expand the fun of a book with young children.
 
Place: Barnard Memorial UMC, Community Room, 8th & Gulf, Holdenville, Ok
Time: 7:00 p.m. to about 8:30 p.m.
Cost: This program is free and open to the public. To reserve space call the church office at 405-379-2439

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Basics of Storytelling in Holdenville, OK Sept. 30

Oklahoma storyteller, library professional, and author, Marilyn A. Hudson, will offer a "Basics of Storytelling" to community members at Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church, 8th and Gulf Streets, at 7 p.m.to 8:30 p.m.. , Wed. Sept. 30, 2015. There is no charge for this brief workshop.


Attendees will learn the basics of finding, learning, and sharing a story orally to a variety of audience types and ages. Storytelling is an ancient art form being rediscovered for use in boardrooms, pulpits, classrooms, small groups, and the home.

As a storyteller, she has served two terms on the Board of Directors of the state storytelling organization, The Territory Tellers, and has traveled the state sharing stories in libraries, schools and community events. She is the author of "Stories Center Stage", a history of modern storytelling in Oklahoma and "Off the Page!" a how-to book for those who share stories with small children. She has shared stories at various events including, "Wintertales', "The Spirit of Oklahoma Storytelling Festival', 'The Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival', and 'Tejas: The Texas Storytelling Festival'. 

Marilyn A. Hudson has  also had over a hundred articles published newspapers and periodicals, authors several blogs.  Additionally, she is co-author of the action-packed horror novel, The Mound" (2011) and this year released her true crime collection called , "Into Oblivion" (2015).  Other titles include, "The Bones of Summer: A Collection of Chilling Tales";  'Elephant Hips Are Expensive', a children's book,  "One Night Club and a Mule Barn',  'Those Pesky Verses of  Paul' , "Noel Brooks: a Life Shining and Burning" and 'When Death Rode the Rails'.  She is currently working on a collection of true stories related to the early, and rowdy, days of Oklahoma City.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Programs in Development: Ladies and the Law

Ladies and the Law

Long before the first women patrolled the streets in cars, their early sisters of the law, worked in a different world but often achieved the same end results.  They carried the badge, kept the law, helped those in need, and built the safety of the community.  One woman, offered a badge, a gun and a billy club, turned them down as being 'beneath the dignity of a woman.'  Others, were unafraid to point a weapon at a deadly criminal and enforce the law.  Many served to protect the innocent and bring civilization into the wildest forgotten corners of city crime.

In development now...

Programs in Development: Things of Value

These are some solo performances in development by storyteller Marilyn A. Hudson.  They will offer a dramatic presentation of events in narrative and story forms on the themes.

'THINGS OF VALUE'A collection of stories about experiences of real people in the history of the United States.

"Things of Value" - Young bride Elizabeth was certain she knew what was valuable in her life. When her husband packs them on a wagon to head to Oregon life has some surprises in store .

“Two Sisters and A War”- Two sisters married two brothers and as the Civil War began the family, once so close, divided. Hear the adventures of these two real sisters as they face hardships and hardheaded husbands.

“The Bottomless Well” – When Davy is asked to help his father make the Cherokee Strip Land Run he discovers some important things. (Can be used with younger audiences)

True historic tales, spiced with facts and insights into life in the time periods, shared dramatically and engagingly, by storyteller-author, Marilyn A. Hudson.
Audience: 4th grade and up (Perfect for biography or Civil War units)  
Contact: marilynahudsonATyahoo.com

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BIG, BOLD AND BAWDY






She was one of Oklahoma City’s first female entrepreneurs! She was a “Shady Lady” with a nose for business and soon had control of a lot of businesses and their owners!

Known as ‘Big Annie Wynn” and “Annie Bailey” she arrived with the 1889 Land Run and left sometime in 1910 seeking, they said, the temperate climate of California. In between was corruption, temptation, supply-and-demand, and maybe even murder.

Marilyn A. Hudson dramatically presents a solo performance of true stories, in costume, of this fascinating and reviled, early citizen in ‘BIG ANNIE’ TAKES A TOWN.
NOW SCHEDULING FOR THE FALL AND SPRING.

marilynahudson@yahoo.com (To get information, interviews, costs, and to schedule)

Running time: Approx. 60 min.

Audience: Adult (Subject matter)

THINGS OF VALUE : In Preparation a Storytelling Program of History




 Things of Value” – Young bride Elizabeth was certain she knew what was valuable in her life. When her husband packs them on a wagon to head to Oregon, life has some surprises in store.


“Two Sisters and A War”- Two sisters married two brothers and as the Civil War began the family, once so close, divided. Hear the adventures of these two real sisters as they face hardships, danger and hardheaded husbands.


“The Bottomless Well” – When Davy is asked to help his father make the Cherokee Strip Land Run he discovers just little things mean a lot. (Can be used with younger audiences)

True historic tales, spiced with facts and insights into life in the time periods, shared dramatically and engagingly, by storyteller-author, Marilyn A. Hudson.

Audience: 4th grade and up (Perfect for biography or Civil War units)

For Rates and to Schedule a visit to your Oklahoma location, contact: marilynahudsonATyahoo.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Marilyn A Hudson (Video Images)


Ah, technology!   As soon as I master adding sound and story snippets, I will do another one. Till then, however, here are some scenes of storytelling events where I have shared stories, added historic presence via costume, or a combination of both!  Maybe I should model for a "Storyteller" action figure????? LOL!
 
 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hudson to Be A Guest Regional Teller at Spirit of Oklahoma Storytelling Festival

Marilyn A. Hudson has been added to the line up for the Saturday night concert of the 2015 'Spirit of Oklahoma Storytelling Festival' on the campus of SNU in Bethany, Oklahoma.   The event features nationally known storyteller Mary Hamilton, a diverse number of workshops, story swaps, Ghost Tales, children's concerts, and more!

Marilyn A. Hudson is an author, history collector (earning the title 'the bizarre history genie'), and storyteller who has been traveling the twists and turns of the "Story Road" for nearly (gasp!) 20 years. She presents original tales, as well as historical tales and folklore, with her own little twists. She is also "The Ghost Teller" specializing in haunted tales of literature, history, and folklore. For four years she has added her spooky touch to the Overholser Mansion's annual benefit event, "Scary Tales and Twilight Tours."
 
Sat. June 13, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Evening Concert
Mary Hamilton, Guest Regional Tellers: Tim Couch, Marilyn Hudson and Chester Weems
Join our featured storyteller, along with special guest regional TT tellers, in a nighttime story concert that will be sure to entertain and intrigue. The event emcee is TT Vice-President Cynthia Calloway.
 
For location, preregistration, list of events go to http://www.territorytellers.org/SpiritOfOklahoma/SpiritOfOklahoma

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