Two local storytellers, Amy Curtis and Tom Hernandez, are taking the stage at (art) INSPIRED! live lit on July 2ndat the third floor gallery in the Gaylord Building, 200 W. 8th St. in Lockport.
The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with the melodic melodies of Chuck Pelkie followed by Five Fab Storytellers.
In addition to Amy and Tom, Amy Aeton, Lisa Colleen, and Phyllis Porche will also share their stories. (art) INSPIRED! live lit is produced by Lisa Colleen and Barbara Eberhard.
Amy Aeton has been a dancer, a poet, a singer-songwriter, an artist, a prep cook, an actress, a cocktail waitress, a plain old waitress, a guitarist, a lame girlfriend, a bored student, a bartender, a good friend, a less than good friend, an arts ed teacher, an ok wife, a solo performer, a writer, a founder of a children’s theater company, an artistic director, a mother, a pretty good baker, a director, and a human that fails and mostly gets back up again.
Lisa Colleen loves the sharing of stories because they connect, empower and INSPIRE! As a mother, grandmother and coach, she has an endless supply of stories to tell. Rarely does she make it through the telling of one story without wanting to interrupt herself with another story.
Amy Curtis is a local real estate agent, a student of writing and storytelling, and a regular participant in the (art) INSPIRED! live lit classes. She believes stories connect us. In telling our stories we remind one another we’re not alone.
Tom Hernandez is a writer, public speaker, raconteur, performer and communications professional. Born and raised in Joliet, he has been writing personally and professionally since childhood.
Hernandez was a reporter for 10 years at several suburban daily and weekly newspapers and wrote a “slice of life” column for another 11 years for two community newspapers. He now serves as the director of community relations for a large suburban Chicago public school district.
His writing explores the many complicated facets of life — marriage, family, relationships, identity, aging, parenting, faith, social justice and politics. He has published three books, all available on Amazon and through his website at tomhernandezbooks.com.
Phyllis Porché is a writer, storyteller, teacher, and fiber artist. She was born and raised in Chicago, and she believes the best stories come from the absurdities of life. She is a 30-year cancer survivor and never leaves home without earrings.
(art) INSPIRED live lit storytelling classes begin again Aug. 29, For more information on the classes, visit inspiredlivelit.com.