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Three Women, Three Stories

2019-05-02 19:00:00 2019-05-02 20:30:00 America/New_York Three Women, Three Stories Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

Thursday, May 02
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-05-02 19:00:00 2019-05-02 20:30:00 America/New_York Three Women, Three Stories Come hear these women tell their stories of human culture, building bridges, and leading children. Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

Come hear these women tell their stories of human culture, building bridges, and leading children.

Ruth Walkup, PhD
As a cultural anthropologist Ruth Walkup has been trading in stories for decades. Stories are the ‘currency’ of anthropology, the study of human cultures. Ruth has brought stories into her graduate-level teaching, into her work as a U.S. government civil servant and diplomat, and into her lecturing to various audiences around the world. But only recently has Ruth turned to telling her own stories, which she realizes she has been collecting all of her life. Ruth was born in Liberia and spent her childhood in Cameroon, Tunisia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the daughter of medical missionaries. Her Ph.D. research, her work in global health policy development, and her travel bug have taken her and her husband to many regions of the world. With a keen sense of observation and a desire to be a ‘translator’ of cultures and experiences, Ruth seeks to bring alive other worlds and other lives for the listeners of her stories.

Solveig Eggerz
Solveig Eggerz, a native of Iceland, is the author of the award-winning novel, Seal Woman, published by Unbridled Books. She teaches memoir and personal stories at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD, and creative writing to incarcerated women in Northern Virginia with a non-profit organization, Heard. As a storyteller and writer, she uses storytelling as part of her writing process. Her essays and stories have appeared in publications such as The Delmarva Review, Palo Alto Review, The Northern Virginia Review. Her forthcoming novel is set in Iceland during World War II. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Catholic University.

Joyce Morgan Young
Joyce Morgan Young provided educational leadership for the children of Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee for 44 years. She provided leadership, guidance, and vision to the systems’ principals, teachers and staff in the areas of curriculum and professional development. Joyce taught middle school, high school and college science before moving into school administration. During the 9 years of teaching and 35 years of school administration, she made numerous presentations. Through this, Joyce developed a love of storytelling as audiences seemed to more easily receive information that they could relate to previous experiences, both in and out of the school setting. In 1995, Joyce and two others worked to bring a storytelling event to their home town, LaGrange, Georgia. And thus, began the 22-year journey of the now nationally recognized Azalea Storytelling Festival, always held the first full weekend in March. Joyce and the other two founders of the festival were awarded the National Storytelling Association’s 1999 Leadership Award and the LaGrange Troup County Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Tourism Visionary Award.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Event | All Alexandria Reads |

TAGS: | story telling |

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

kmaier@alexlibraryva.org
Phone: 703.746.1704
Fax: 703.746.1775

Hours
Mon, Apr 22 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 23 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Apr 24 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Apr 25 1:00PM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 26 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 27 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 28 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

Parking: The library has a parking lot.

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: King Street Station (Yellow & Blue 3.3 miles)
  • Metrobus: 8W, 25B, 28A
  • DASH Bus: AT2, AT5

Upcoming events

Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us to learn the basics of using a computer with an overview of Windows and Microsoft Office 2010 applications. Also find out the best strategies for locating information on the Internet.

Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 29, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free English Classes for beginners in speaking, reading and writing English.

Mon, Apr 29, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ever wonder about your long ago family? Come learn the basics of genealogy from Chuck Mason, noted Fairfax Genealogy Society member.

Thu, May 02, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Come hear these women tell their stories of human culture, building bridges, and leading children.

Sat, May 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Hatfields and McCoys have been called the most famous families in American History.

Meeting Room
Mon, May 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free English classes for beginners in speaking, reading and writing English. Text materials will be provided in class. Children can accompany their parents in the classroom.

Meeting Room
Wed, May 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by joining us for a discussion of Vaseem Khan's mystery novel, the first in the Baby Ganesh mystery series.

Thu, May 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington will use slides and personal stories to describe what is unique about doing research on Jewish families.

Meeting Room
Fri, May 10, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free English classes for beginners in speaking, reading and writing English. Text materials will be provided in class. Children can accompany their parents in the classroom.

Meeting Room
Mon, May 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free English classes for beginners in speaking, reading and writing English. Text materials will be provided in class. Children can accompany their parents in the classroom.

Meeting Room
Tue, May 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by joining us for a discussion of Amy Tan's classic novel.

Meeting Room
Tue, May 14, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by joining us for a film screening of Amy Tan's classic novel.

Meeting Room
Fri, May 17, 10:00am - 11:30am
Join us to learn the basics of using a computer with an overview of Windows and Microsoft Office 2010 applications. Also find out the best strategies for locating information on the Internet.

Meeting Room
Fri, May 17, 3:15pm - 6:00pm
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-In, the first known sit-in of the civil rights era, the library will screen films that celebrate black history and civil rights.

Meeting Room
Mon, May 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free English classes for beginners in speaking, reading and writing English. Text materials will be provided in class. Children can accompany their parents in the classroom.

Meeting Room
Tue, May 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by joining us for a screening of this 2017 film.

Meeting Room
Wed, May 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Come practice your English language skills with others in friendly conversations. Free and open to the public. No registration is required; drop-in when you can.

Thu, May 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Alexandria Library's Local History/Special Collections Branch has a wide range of resources to help you investigate the history of your home.

Meeting Room
Fri, May 24, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free English classes for beginners in speaking, reading and writing English. Text materials will be provided in class. Children can accompany their parents in the classroom.