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Laura Packer Comes to Bemidji for a Storytelling Series

Headwaters Music & Arts welcomes award-winning storyteller Laura Packer to Bemidji for a series of performances and workshops with the goal to build bridges, find voice and be heard. All activities take place at Headwaters Music & Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave NW Bemidji. For more information or to register for workshops, visit or call 218.444.5606.

A storyteller, educator and consultant with 20 plus years of experience, Laura Packer of Wayzata tells original and traditional stories for all audiences with a focus on adults, families and older children. Her stories cover the range of human experience from the most grounded to the fantastical and are a collaborative creation with the audience, drawing listeners into the world of the story.

7 pm Friday, May 11th | Public Performance

A performance by Laura Packer at Headwaters Music & Arts featuring a concert of original work meant to bridge barriers of gender, ethnicity and age. This free event is appropriate for individuals of all ages and abilities. The venue is wheelchair accessible and a sign language interpreter will take part in the performance.

6-9 pm Friday, June 1st | #metoo Stories Workshop

Laura Packer guides community adult women through innovative creative techniques to craft and tell stories of their experiences. A community performance featuring workshop participants will take place at 7 pm the following evening on Saturday, June 2nd with discussion about #metoo moments.

Workshop Pre-registration required | Registration fee $25

10 am-3pm Saturday, June 2nd | Find Your Voice Workshop

Laura Packer leads this workshop for teen girls allowing them to craft stories from their lives and gain confidence in their public speaking skills. The workshop concludes with 3 pm friends-and-family performance.

Pre-registration Required | Registration fee $25 (scholarships available).

7 pm Saturday, June 2nd | Public Performance

A free concert featuring workshop participants

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund


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