Bringing us Together with Art!
with Walt Belcher
4th Thursdays at the Beach Art Center
5/25, 6/22, 7/27, 8/24, 9/28, 10/26
sign in 6:30pm /show 7:00pm
Join us on the 4th Thursday of every month, for an evening of storytelling.
Walt Belcher, a former Tampa Tribune columnist and newspaper reporter, is a known storyteller in the Tampa Bay area. Walt will offer a short talk on the craft of a good story and then the evening will continue with both novice and experienced storytellers sharing true and not-so-true stories with the audience. Storytelling is the interactive art of using words and actions to reveal the elements and images of a story while encouraging the listener's imagination.
If you’d like to share a tale, please write it, memorize it and practice it before that evening. You will have about 7 minutes to perform your story if your name is drawn from the hat. Please arrive between 6:30 and 7 p.m. to add your name to the list.
While we are not charging a cover, we will appreciate a suggested $5 donation.
Parking is free and the donation bar will be open with beverages available.
Registration is not required to attend this event.
(Check-in for story tellers 6:30pm)
May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26, 2023.
After 35 years as a reporter and columnist for The Tampa Tribune, Walt Belcher is telling stories in the American tradition of oral storytelling. A board member of the Florida Storytelling Association, he has performed at the past four Florida Storytelling Festivals in Mt Dora. He hosts a monthly storyboard nights around town. He has told at festivals in Georgia, South Carolina and Kentucky. He tells tall tales, personal stories and stories of Old Florida.