Join the Storytelling exchange at 7:00 PM (ONLINE via ZOOM and FREE!) the First Thursday, of every month (Click HERE to register), Ocotber 7th 2021, 7-9 pm.
“Thursday August 5th, 2021”, 7-9 pm
This FREE Zoom session meets the first Thursday of every month from 7-9pm.
After a successful introductory storytelling program during the 2020 Bpt Art Trail, City Lights/Bpt Art Trail will sponsor a monthly BAT Storytelling exchnage. CL/BAT executive director, Suzanne Kachmar is thrilled that popular, local storyteller Nina Lesiga has agreed to lead this project and to support the storytelling exchange, especially to capture stories from 2020. “What a great way to stay socially connected and process the challenges of 2020.”
Why storytelling for adults? Nina explains, “Stories make us feel, they spark understanding and they connect us.”
What kind of stories? Any kind – personal, historic, fictional, or folk. Tellers of all experience levels and listeners. During the exchange participants share a story, a part of a story, a story idea or attend to listen. Test out a piece and receive help developing it, (if you wish). Participants discover what makes their story strong
“Sheila Arnold was the Feb 2021 Guest Teller”
About Nina Lesiga
Nina Lesiga’s passion is taking a leap or two out of her comfort zone and uplifting those around her as she uplifts herself. Nina’s a professional storyteller and a ukulelist. She tells personal stories of uncommon adventure from her youth in Brooklyn, NY to her present life in Connecticut.
Nina’s performed on PBS’s “Stories From the Stage”,“The Story Space”,“Generation Women”, ‘Artists Standing Strong Together”, “True Tales LIve” and “The Story Barn”. She’s been featured at “Sharing the Fire”, “The White Mountain Storytelling Festival and the “Granite State Story Swap”. Nina has presented storytelling workshops at conferences, libraries, museums, senior centers and adult continuing education programs.
Nina is a member of the Story City Troupe (Middletown, CT) and she’s one of the organizers of PechaKucha Night Bridgeport, a visual storytelling event in downtown Bridgeport, CT. In November 2020 Nina launched the Bridgeport Art Trail Story Exchange, a monthly online spoken story gathering for adults sponsored by the Bridgeport Art Trail and City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport, CT.