Joan Bailey is an educator turned storyteller who has performed internationally for audiences of all ages. She loves to share traditional tales and songs as well as her childhood reminiscences.

Jeanne Bent is a children's librarian and story lover.  She is an avid collector of wisdom and folk tales from around the world because these stories illustrate the universality of the human condition.

Anne-Marie Forer is a storyteller and musician who has been “edu-taining” youngsters for nearly 25 years. A former teacher and children’s librarian, she performs at schools, libraries and festivals. She also tells with Cindy Killavey as The Take Two Tandem Tellers.

Cindy Killavey is an award-winning storyteller, author, professional actress, and audio-book reader. Her background in musical and children’s theater enhances all her performances.  She delights in sharing stories with Anne-Marie Forer, her tandem partner.

Katie Latimer has traveled the US storytelling since 1996, and is the co-producer of the Rogue Island Comedy Festival.  She lives in Rhode Island, with her husband Jeff and their three boys.

Carolyn Martino is a storyteller, comedian, teacher and inspirational speaker for over 25 years. She is a favorite at schools, libraries, churches, senior communities, women’s gatherings, festivals and special events.

Valerie Tutson designed her own major at Brown called "Storytelling As a Communications Art." Since 1991 she has traveled the country and the world sharing stories and songs and helping others do the same. In addition to telling stories, Valerie runs the Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS) and its annual FUNDA FEST: A Celebration of Black Storytelling. She is the 2019 recipient for the Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts.

Clare Vadeboncoeur is a story performer and visual artist who loves telling stories to the young and the young at heart. Clare's last name, Vadeboncoeur, directly translated from French, means "Go with a good heart" which she tries to live by and has incorporated into her company's name "Good Heart Productions." 

Sussy Santana is a poet who lives in Providence RI . She was born in the Dominican Republic. Her poetry speaks to the bicultural immigrant experience of being caught between cultures.

Music by the Rhode Island Feminist Chorus-Reimagined

Members of the chorus share a love of singing, a commitment to social change rooted in feminist principles and a belief in music, particularly women’s voices, as a wonderful medium through which to make those changes.

A Celebration of Women in Story & Song

March 8, 2020    4pm

Southside Cultural Center of RI

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