CT Storyfest performance Sat., April 26

Connecticut Storytelling Festival 2014 header
Connecticut Storytelling Festival 2014 header

Hi folks! I’m returning to New London  for a few days to perform at the Connecticut Storytelling Festival. Here’s the info.

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Performances

PERFORMANCE 1 – Anne Izard Olio

Bill Wright – Boy from the Dragon Palace
Ron Suresha – Mullah Nasruddin: Four Brays of the Donkey
Marcia Hupp – The Farmer’s Smart Daughter, from Mary Hamilton’s Kentucky
Ellen Tannenbaum – Little Scraggly Hair: A Dog on Noah’s Ark by Lynn Cullen

Emcee : Melissa Heckler

Tom Lee
– re: Creation the truth is a myth

I’m dusting off my fez to present a Nasreddin Hoca story from The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin with other Anne Izard Award winners. Actually, it’s a string of stories and jokes:

  • “Cutting the branch he’s sitting on”
  • “Four brays of the donkey”
  • “When I was alive, I always went that way to the graveyard”
  • “Dog waters the headstone”
  • “You mustn’t startle the potter’s camels.”

Please do come if you’re around. They’ll have copies of our books at the festival bookstore, I believe.

While in New London I’ll also be meeting friends for dinner and stopping by some familiar haunts! Hope to see you there!

Author: Ron Suresha

Ron Jackson Suresha is an editor, anthologist, and writer. He is considered an authority on emergent queer masculinities, in particular the subcultures of gay and bi male Bears and of male bisexuality. For Ron's service to the bear community, he was named "Bear of the Year" 2008. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Suresha attended the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, 1976-8), where he studied creative writing, and Vista College (Berkeley, Cal., 1989-92), where he studied American Sign Language. For more than two decades, he has worked as a freelance proofreader for trade book publishers such as Shambhala Publications. He was married in October 2004 to Rocco Russo. He is also a licensed Justice of the Peace in Connecticut, an ordained minister, ULC, and a member of the New London Green Party. Nonfiction works include Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions; Bi Men: Coming Out (coeditor, with Pete Chvany); Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey (editor). His latest book is The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, jests, and donkey tales of the beloved Persian folk hero, published by Lethe Press.