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Gioia Timpanelli presents "The Art of Storytelling" on March 5

Often called the "Dean of American Storytelling," Gioia Timpanelli is master and scholar of the ancient art of telling stories. In this talk, she will discuss the nature and importance of the improvisational telling of ancient and modern stories. She won two Emmy Awards for her PBS series on storytelling, "Stories from My House." She has also received the prestigious Women's National Book Association Award for bringing the oral tradition to the American public. She received the Before Columbus Foundation's 1999 American Book Award for "Sometimes the Soul: Two Novellas of Sicily". Her radio series "Told and Retold" is on PRX.

When: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5

Where: BMC 5.208

Contact: Dave Junker,, 512-773-0673

This talk is sponsored by Senior Fellows, the honors program of the College of Communication. It is free and open to the public.