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Storytelling performances and workshop for World Peace event

Contributed To The Press • Sep 12, 2017 at 4:07 PM

Nationally acclaimed storyteller and author Noa Baum and Arif Choudhury, a storyteller, filmmaker and standup comic, will share the stage for the first time together to perform “In the Heart of the Other, A Muslim and a Jew Sharing Their Stories.”

The interfaith performances will be presented in the TriCities on Thursday and events will continue through Saturday. Hosted by United Religions Initiative Northeast Tennessee Cooperation Circle and made possible by community support, four free afternoon and evening performances are scheduled in Johnson City, Jonesborough, the Kingsport area and Greeneville.

Also, a free three-hour community workshop, “Beyond Labels: Bridging Differences Through Storytelling,” will be offered on Saturday by Baum.

The performance schedule for “In the Heart of the Other” is as follows:

• Thursday, 4 p.m.: East Tennessee State University’s Martha Culp Auditorium.

• Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main St., Jonesborough.

• Friday, 3:30 p.m.: Tusculum College Behan Theatre, 60 Shiloh Road, Greeneville.

• Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 136 Bob Jobe Road.

• Saturday, 1-4 p.m.: Noa Baum workshop, “Beyond Labels: Bridging Differences Through Storytelling, Memorial Park Community Center Activity Room, 510 Bert St.

Performances and the workshop are free, but registration for the workshop is appreciated.

For workshop registration, email Joanne334@hotmail.com. Use STORYBRIDGE in the subject line of the email.

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