close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a colour combintion to give he most comfortable contrast.

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, Jun 10 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 11 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 1:00PM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 15 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 16 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

Wed, Jun 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Tue, Jun 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a discussion of Richard Ford's novel "Canada".

Wed, Jun 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A fresh look at the must-have basic sources and notes about effective research methods will get you started and keep you going.

Canceled
Sat, Jun 29, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit In, the first known sit in, Alexandria Library will screen films and host other events related to the film festival.

Mon, Jul 01, 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Come see the fully color-restored 1902 silent film by Georges Méliès and Serge Bromberg and stay for the documentary, which describes the rediscovery and rescue of this iconic work.

Wed, Jul 03, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Friends of Duncan Library present A Year of Great Neo Noir Films.

Fri, Jul 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
This summer, Friday Afternoons are movie matinees at Duncan Library!

Thu, Jul 11, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us each month as we read a new book. All are welcome!

Fri, Jul 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
This summer, Friday Afternoons are movie matinees at Duncan Library!

Sat, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Alexandria Oddball Cinema screens "Fire in the Sky." Rated PG-13. 1993 (c) Paramount Pictures.

Mon, Jul 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Alexandria author Serena Wills discusses her poetry and non-fiction. Plus she will provide valuable tips on getting your works published.

Wed, Jul 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Fri, Jul 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
This summer, Friday Afternoons are movie matinees at Duncan Library!

Wed, Jul 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Oddball Cinema as they screen lesser known films, films that never received a wide release, foreign films, and films that are just downright strange!

Fri, Jul 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
This summer, Friday Afternoons are movie matinees at Duncan Library!

Sat, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Oddball Cinema as they screen lesser known films, films that never received a wide release, foreign films, and films that are just downright strange!

Mon, Jul 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a talk with Dr. Atticus Stovall of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center about the cutting edge laser technology being used to map the world's forests in three-dimensions.

Thu, Aug 01, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us each month as we read a new book. All are welcome!

Fri, Aug 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
This summer, Friday Afternoons are movie matinees at Duncan Library!

Mon, Aug 05, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn some Line Dancing Basics. You will learn some steps for beginners to get you started with Line Dancing. Bring some friends or come alone, this class is great for beginners.

Wed, Aug 07, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Friends of Duncan Library present A Year of Great Neo Noir Films.

Fri, Aug 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
This summer, Friday Afternoons are movie matinees at Duncan Library!

Mon, Aug 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn some Line Dancing Basics. You will learn some steps for beginners to get you started with Line Dancing. Bring some friends or come alone, this class is great for beginners.

Fri, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
This summer, Friday Afternoons are movie matinees at Duncan Library!

Sat, Aug 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Learn about Scottish history through dance! A troupe of dancers from the Granfling School of Highland Dance will bring Scottish history to life with a dance performance suitable for all ages.

Mon, Aug 19, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Oddball Cinema as they screen lesser known films, films that never received a wide release, foreign films, and films that are just downright strange!

Wed, Aug 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Fri, Aug 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
This summer, Friday Afternoons are movie matinees at Duncan Library!

Sat, Aug 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Oddball Cinema as they screen lesser known films, films that never received a wide release, foreign films, and films that are just downright strange!

Mon, Aug 26, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Oddball Cinema as they screen lesser known films, films that never received a wide release, foreign films, and films that are just downright strange!

Fri, Aug 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
This summer, Friday Afternoons are movie matinees at Duncan Library!