[Greater-baltimore] great opportunity to show off what we do

Ringlein, Ellen ERinglein at nfb.org
Wed Sep 21 15:48:37 UTC 2011

Fellow Federationists,

On Thursday, September 22  Maurice Peret, a Greater Baltimore chapter member, will be participating in a story telling event, which is free to the public.  He will be sharing his experiences with Erik Weihenmayer's climb to Mount Everest .  Erik was the first blind person to climb the highest mountain in the world and Maurice was part of the base camp support team.  To hear more about this exciting story and support one of our own, please come out tomorrow.  We will also have some information about blindness and the NFB available at this event.  Details are below

Ellen  Ringlein
 Join us for a free show in Center Plaza on Thursday, 9/22 at 5:30 p.

In this outdoor performance we'll feature tales about confronting and overcoming obstacles to achievement. Storytellers include participants in The Black Male Identity Project, who will share experiences about challenges in the black male community.

*Center Plaza is located between Charles &
Liberty St., and between Lexington & Fayette St. (Where the old & new BGE building is. Also on the plaza: Brick Bodies Fitness Club & Kings
Garden Café)
(Because it apparently rains 9 out of every 10 days now, it may very well pour.
Check stoopstorytelling.com<http://stoopstorytelling.com> or follow @thestoop on Twitter for rain date info if the weather looks iffy.)

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About the Stoop

Stories of love, death, revenge, forgiveness. Failures small and large. Double-crossing and two-timing. Shame and success. Epiphanies that happen just in time...and others that don't. Blood, sweat and tears--and lots of laughs. Each Stoop show features seven storytellers who get seven minutes each to tell a true, personal story about a specific theme. No notes, no scripts, no actors--just true stories, artfully told.

Stoop storytellers are writers, dog-walkers, scientists, poets, moms, manicurists, museum directors, waitresses, TV hosts, taxi drivers...and you! During each Stoop show, a few lucky audience members get the chance to tell three-minute stories on stage. And The Stoop is always looking for storytellers for upcoming shows. If you've got an idea for a story or a theme, send a few brief sentences about it to info at stoopstorytelling.com<mailto:info at stoopstorytelling.com>.

Be sure to check out the Stoop Radio Show<http://www.wypr.org/stoop.html> on WYPR!

Laura Wexler, Producer and Co-host

[cid:image003.jpg at 01CC777B.2EDDC3B0]Laura Wexler is the author of Fire in a Canebrake: The Last Mass Lynching in America<http://www.fireinacanebrake.com/> (Scribner, 2003), and a senior editor at Style Magazine<http://www.baltimorestyle.com>. She teaches in the graduate creative writing programs at Johns Hopkins University<http://www.jhu.edu/> and Goucher College<http://www.goucher.edu/> and is a member of the Baltimore Improv Group<http://www.bigimprov.org/>.

Jessica Henkin, Producer and Co-host

[cid:image004.jpg at 01CC777B.2EDDC3B0]Jessica Henkin has a master's degree in special education from Johns Hopkins University and serves as an early intervention community-based resource teacher for Baltimore County. She hones her theatrical improvisation skills, first developed with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre<http://www.ucbtheatre.com/ny/>, with the Baltimore Improv Group<http://www.bigimprov.org/>.

Mike Subelsky, Web Developer and Stage Manager
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Mike is a programmer and entrepreneur<http://www.subelsky.com/>. He co-founded the Internet startup company OtherInbox<http://otherinbox.com> and is an organizer of Ignite Baltimore<http://ignitebaltimore.com/>. And he's married to Stoop co-host Laura Wexler!

Glenn Dellon, Graphic Designer

[cid:image006.jpg at 01CC777B.2EDDC3B0]Glenn is the founder of Dellon Design, a creative studio in Mt. Vernon working on projects across a range of media including print, web and architectural. He has degrees in art history, fine art, graphic design, and publication design. Glenn is really into collectibles, light blue, and cohabitation.

Aaron Henkin, Radio Liaison

[cid:image007.jpg at 01CC777B.2EDDC3B0]Aaron spends his time producing the radio program "The Signal"<http://www.signalradio.org/> on 88.1 WYPR-FM and fathering the children of Stoop co-host Jessica Henkin. He is also the owner of a used car that formerly belonged to Stoop co-host Laura Wexler.

The Stoop Would Like To Thank

 *   WYPR<http://wypr.org/>
 *   Creative Alliance<http://creativealliance.org>
 *   Style Magazine<http://baltimorestyle.com/>
 *   Atomic Books<http://atomicbooks.com/>
 *   The Signal<http://signalradio.org/>
 *   Conscious Corner<http://theconsciouscorner.com/>
 *   Red Tree<http://www.redtreebaltimore.com/>
 *   Minas Gallery and Boutique<http://www.minasgalleryandboutique.com/>
 *   Ignite Baltimore<http://www.ignitebaltmore.com/>

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