Ed Stivender left his day job as a high school teacher

in 1977 to become a full-time storyteller.  His path has

wound through schools, churches, coffeehouses, and

theatres, reaching onto the stages of the major

storytelling festivals of the world.  He has been the

featured performer at the National Storytelling

Festival, the Cape Clear Island International

Storytelling Festival in Ireland, the Graz Festival in

Austria, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. He has

also appeared at the Walt Disney Staff Seminar, the Philadelphia Mummers Parade, and a number of universities. Ed has consulted with the Independence National Historic Park teaching the tellers how to tell the stories of our independence.

 The National Storytelling Association inducted Ed into its Circle of Excellence in 1996.

May 15 & 16   Storyteller Ed Stivender

May 15   Master Class
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Front Street Crossing
227 Front Street
Tickets:  $10.00

May 16   Performance
7:30 pm
Dale A Lyons Building
Southwestern Michigan College
58900 Cherry Grove Road
Tickets:  $6.00

“…the Robin Williams of storytelling.”—the Miami Herald