Award-Winning NYC storyteller highlights June workshops and performance

Jun 13, 2018 at 07:58 am by KoryWells

Mark Lamb will tell you a story. It might be about a skillet. It might be about his love for Dolly Parton. It might be about his daddy's passion for basketball.

Whatever the topic, it's sure to be told in a way that evokes his Southern roots in Sturgis, Kentucky, and his years of experience in helping others discover their hearts for artistic expression.

Lamb’s stories have been featured on National Public Radio, WGBH public television, and numerous other venues. His story "A Boy and His Dolly" was sanctioned by Dolly Parton to benefit her literacy program, the Imagination Library. Mark is also a Grand Slam champion at the Peabody Award-winning Moth storytelling series.

In June the NYC-based choreographer and performer is in Murfreesboro as the headliner and storytelling coach for United We Style, a unique event combining storytelling, live music, and hair styling to benefit the United Way. He's already given a featured performance at Poetry in the Boro, and while he’s here, Lamb is also offering two workshops:

  • Writing and Performing Your Personal Monologue: For Youth Ages 11-16
    Thursday, June 14
    6:30 to 8:30 PM
    Patterson Park Community Center
    Cost: FREE

    The goal of the workshop, which will be co-taught by Murfreesboro Poet Laureate Kory Wells, is to help participants interested in performance or poetry confidently claim their unique stories for use in theatre, spoken word, school presentations, and other purposes.

    Registration is free but enrollment is limited. Contact Susan Hicks at shicks@murfreesborotn.gov or 893-7439 ext. 6104.

  • Tell: The First Steps to Finding Your Story
    Monday, June 18
    7:00 - 9:00 PM
    Murfreesboro Little Theatre
    702 Ewing Ave.
    Cost: $20 fee; no pre-registration required; cash, check and credit accepted at the door

    Lamb says this workshop will guide participants in “exploring ways to tell their stories authentically” through writing, improvisation, and performance exercises. The workshop will help participants find new paths into sharing their stories that could be useful for everything from corporate presentations, to sharing a story at a dinner party, or perhaps entering a storytelling competition.

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Lamb headlines the United We Style show “Come Together Now” on Thursday, June 21, at Main Street Music. Learn more