Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading: Youth Voices
Feb
3
1:00 PM13:00

Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading: Youth Voices

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Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading
Langston Hughes’s poems, dating from the Harlem

Renaissance through the 1960’s, continue to

resonate today. These powerful, poignant and often

amusing works are read aloud by members of the

community, accompanied by Becky Bass and Friends.

Coordinated by the Langston Hughes Community

Poetry Reading Committee.

Refreshments following

the reading.

Free Event

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Storytelling For Grown Folks
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Storytelling For Grown Folks

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7:00 pm - Doors Open

Music, Mix, Mingle, Market Place

Cash/Bar

50/50 Raffle

8:00 pm -Show

Ticket Price - $15.00
Senior/Students ID Discount - $12.00
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Featured Guest Tellers

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Tejumola Ologboni

Christylez Bacon

Abigail Jefferson

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Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Family FUN Day

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10:00 am -12:00 am:

 Work Shop: Teacher Tales - Weaving Stories into your Curriculum!

Founding RIBS member Abigail Ifatola Jefferson  

Experience the vibrant world of storytelling as a vehicle to spark creativity, ignite imagination, build self-esteem, and develop better oral communication skills. Participants will learn basic storytelling techniques and explore ways stories can be used to enrich the curriculum, increase literacy, celebrate diversity, and meet academic goals.  Participants will be guided in how to feel comfortable telling a story and how to use storytelling activities to build a strong classroom community.  

Good for teachers, parents, storytellers. Sign up here.

12: 00 pm - 1:00 pm:

Lunch and Market Place



1:00 pm -3:00 pm:

Family Storytelling Concert

Abigail will share the stage with RIBS members, local artists, and invited guests including festival favorite Teju Ologboni, of Milwaukee, WI, and Christylez Bacon, Grammy nominated artist from Washington DC

Stories and storytelling make learning  and cultural experiences fun for all ages.

 Free Event

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Liar’s Contest
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Liar’s Contest

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Tell your best Lie! , always a favorite, where anyone can sign up and tell tall tales before a panel of judges.

Prizes :: 1st, - $100, 2nd - $50, and 3rd - $25

50/50 Raffle

Doors open: 7:00 pm

Ticket Price - $10:00
Senior/Students ID Discount - $8.00
Festival Pass - $40.00

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How Awful can you sing?

Individuals and groups can enter. Sing for 3 minutes or until you’re stopped by the audience donations.

Who can raise the most for RIBS with their AWFUL SINGING?

Winner will be determined by the amount of donations in their basket.

Bring your friends to help you win by donating to your basket.

Prizes: 1st, and 2nd place winners


We’re having a dance party after the contests! ($10:00 if you were not at the show)


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YOUTH VOICES Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading
Feb
1
4:30 PM16:30

YOUTH VOICES Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading

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Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading

Langston Hughes’s poems, dating from the Harlem

Renaissance through the 1960’s, continue to

resonate today. These powerful, poignant and often

amusing works are read aloud by members of the

community, accompanied by Becky Bass and Friends.

Coordinated by the Langston Hughes Community

Poetry Reading Committee.

Refreshments following the reading.

Free Event

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Storytellers in Rhode Island Schools
Jan
28
to Feb 1

Storytellers in Rhode Island Schools

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Schools Participating -2019

Achievement First Iluminar Elementary
Bishop McVinney Catholic School
Broad Rock Middle School
DelSesto Middle School
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Elementary
EBCAP Head Start
Fort Barton Elementary School
Frenchtown Elementary
George Hanaford Elementary
Gilbert Stuart Middle School
Hope Valley Elementary School
Hopkins Hill Elementary School
International Charter School
James Eldredge Elementary
Meadow Brook Farms Elementary
Meeting Street
Montessori Children's House
Mount Pleasant High School
Nathanael Greene Middle School
Ocean State Montessori School
Rockwell Elementary
Roger Williams Middle School
SouthSide Elementary Charter School
The Hope Academy
The Pennfield School
Times2 STEM Academy
Urban Collaborative (UCAP)
Wakefield Hills Elementary
Warwick Neck Elementary School

Libraries Participating

Rochambeau Library
Wanskuck Library
Washington Park Library
Westerly Library



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 Words and Music
Jan
27
4:00 PM16:00

Words and Music

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Marlon Carey hosts  an afternoon of Words and Music, featuring Ana Paola Songs, a local Cape Verdean singer/songwriter and her band who shares standards and improvisation with your input. They will be joined by Brother’s Keeper, a poetry theater ensemble, Nisha Nisha Otuonye (Rugrat Native) a Philly based songwriter, music producer, and entertainer, making her FUNDA FEST debut and Ron Daise.

Ticket Price - 15.00
Senior/Students ID Discount - $12.00
Festival Pass - $40.00

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Ana Paola Songs Band

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Brothers Keeper

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Ron Daise

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Nisha Otuonye (Rugrat Native)

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Westerly Library - WorkShop and Family Storytelling Concert
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Westerly Library - WorkShop and Family Storytelling Concert

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Join nationally known Ron Daise of the acclaimed television show GULLAH GULLAH ISLAND and RIBS storytellers.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ron Daise

Work Shop: “Taak dat Taak (Talk that Talk” An interactive program, examines four values and qualities that give meaning to why Gullah Geechee people talk the way we talk, live the lives we live, and value sustaining our culture. Aspects of Gullah Geechee wisdom are relayed through songs, poetry, excerpts from cultural writings, and personal insights. “Cotch de laarnin,” that is, receive awareness about the significance of a living culture that exists in communities along the southeastern coast of the United States.

1:00 pm

Storytelling with Ron Daise and RIBS Tellers

Free Event

Sign up for workshop here.

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