Arizona Storytellers at Tempe arts center attributes vacation stories.


6 tellers from the community will share tales around the theme of “Vacations & Adventures” at the Arizona Storytellers show on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

The Arizona Republic-sponsored clearly show will all over again be at the Tempe Heart for the Arts, the 2022 residence of Arizona Storytellers. 

Amid the tellers is Raquel Gomez, founder of a nonprofit that will help Black, Indigenous and other women of shade ages 8-12 knowledge character and out of doors pursuits.

“It is crucial that the group understands about the participation hole between races in nature,” claimed Gomez, who established Atabey Outside in 2020.

“I would like to be the improve in this globe, component of getting that adjust is telling my tale so that individuals in my local community can see that we do enjoy the outside.”

Gomez is Dominican and Puerto Rican. When she joined the Girl Scouts at age 10, she swiftly realized none of her friends seemed like her, she instructed Arizona Republic reporter Shanti Lerner. That realization at a youthful age led her to forge to a profession in youth improvement and endorsing entry to outdoor recreation for youngsters of coloration.

Thomas Chiang is an attorney in Phoenix.

Other stories this night:

  • Attorney Thomas Chiang will share how he humorously identified that there is a difference in between a vacation and a journey. 
  • John Dunlap, an tutorial counselor, watched his childhood Flagstaff community transition to upscale vacation rentals. 
  • Human sources expert Matthew Knotts was 8 when he took an eventful household journey to an amusement park.
  • Terms from a past marriage echoed in Arizona Republic reporter Caitlin Mcglade’s intellect until finally a work excursion gone wrong helped her see issues from a new viewpoint.
  • Following graduating from college or university in 2001, photographer David Wallace hiked the Pacific Crest Path which designs his outlook on everyday living until this day.

The present will be hosted by Storytellers founder Megan Finnerty. It really is the fourth in-individual Arizona Storytellers celebration put up-COVID-19 shutdowns. A lot more than 300 people attended June’s “Neighbors” themed clearly show.

All tales are real, first-particular person accounts. Tellers are coached by Republic journalists and by instructors at South Mountain Local community College’s Storytelling Institute.

Two other Arizona Storytellers shows are prepared in 2022. The themes and dates are:  “Food and Loved ones,” Oct. 12 and “Holiday seasons,” Dec. 14.

The Tempe Centre for the Arts COVID-19 plan makes encounter masks optional. No proof of vaccination is expected. Also be aware that due to the fact Storytellers evenings generally offer out, tickets can only be purchased on-line and will not be bought at the location.

Arizona Storytellers: Vacations

Where by: Tempe Centre for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe.

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