Storytellers Series: Pamela Mordecai
By Pamela Mordecai
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Recommended for Ages 4-8 (SK-Gr. 2)
In the videos below, novelist, playwright and poet Pamela Mordecai tells three captivating Jamaican folktales!
“Anansi and the Birds”
“Don’t Trouble Trouble Until Trouble Troubles You”
“How All the Stories Came to be Called Anansi Stories”
Premiering in October, this brand new Storytellers Series spotlights oral storytelling traditions across cultures. The series will be made available to schools with options pre- and post-show workshops.
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Pamela Mordecai’s debut novel, Red Jacket (2015), was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction award. Her short story collection, Pink Icing (2006), was recently released as an audiobook, read by herself, in ECW’s Bespeak Audio Editions. Her children’s poetry is widely anthologized and used in language arts curricula in the US, UK, Africa, India, the Caribbean and the Far East. A former award-winning thespian, she was one of four guest storytellers at the 25th Anniversary Ibby Conference. Her play, El Numero Uno or the Pig from Lopinot had its world premiere in 2010 at YPT in Toronto and its Caribbean premiere at the School of Drama, Edna Manley College of the Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica, in 2016. She has published two crossover collections of poetry, de Man: a performance poem and de book of Mary: a performance poem. Her seventh poetry collection, A Fierce Green Place: New and Selected Poems is forthcoming from New Directions in NYC.