Barbara McBride-Smith and Corinne Stavish to Give Storytelling Concert
Barbara McBride-Smith and Corinne Stavish will present a storytelling concert on Thursday, July 10, in the Meinder’s Chapel at Phillips Theological Seminary. The concert will begin at 11 a.m. and is open to all adults.
The concert is a part of a Storytelling in Ministry module at Phillips. The class will introduce students to the art of storytelling as it applies to teaching and preaching ministries. The module will be taught by McBride-Smith with Stavish serving as a guest lecturer.
McBride-Smith has taught storytelling classes at Phillips since 1988. She is a member of the National Storytelling Circle of Excellence and a recipient of the John Henry Faulk Award for Outstanding Contributions to Storytelling, according to her website. She is also frequently featured at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn.
Stavish, who serves on the Board of Governors of the International Storytelling Center, has also been featured at the National Storytelling Festival, according to her website. She presents workshops across the country and contributed a third of the stories to “The Storyteller’s Companion to the Bible.” She also teaches communication and literature at Lawrence Technological University.