Lake Erie Ink hosts Nov. 12 storytelling workshops for families

Eris Eady, poet and storyteller, is a featured guest artist at Lake Erie Ink's family storytelling workshop on Nov. 12.

Every holiday season offers opportunities to share family stories across the generations. On Nov. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lake Erie Ink will explore the art of storytelling with kids of all ages. Using family stories as the inspiration for the day’s interactive workshops, participants will engage with guest artists from the Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers (CABS) and GroundWorks DanceTheater.

At 10:30 a.m., Eris Eady, artist, poet and CABS member, will share her secrets for keeping an audience intrigued. She will help attendees craft their stories into tales that can be shared for years.

Pizza will be served at 12:30 p.m.

At 1 p.m., GroundWorks DanceTheater will present a program about dance as a form of storytelling. Using family stories as a guide, participants will learn basic dance elements while responding to prompts, and create their own original dances. No dance experience is required.

Both workshops will be held at 2843 Washington Blvd. (the Coventry School building), and families are encouraged to attend together. For more information, and to register (there is a fee for each workshop), visit

Lake Erie Ink: a writing space for youth is a nonprofit organization that provides creative expression opportunities and academic support to youth in the Greater Cleveland community.  

Barbie Estrada

Barbie Estrada is a staff member at Lake Erie Ink.

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