(Posted March 18, 2002)

--News Release--

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Charlotte Blake Alston, a story teller, singer and composer who is scheduled to perform with folk group Simple Gifts as part of the Juniata College Artist Series, will teach a workshop designed for adults interested in the techniques and craft of storytelling at 1 p.m. March 16 in the Ellis College Center ballroom on the Juniata campus.

The workshop is free and open to the public. (Note: the workshop is not geared for children. It is an educational presentation designed to introduce adults to the basics of storytelling.)

Later on Saturday, March 16, Alston will perform with Simple Gifts at 7 p.m. in Rosenberger Auditorium in Oller Hall.

General admission tickets for single performances are $15. Single-show tickets for seniors over age 65 and children age 18 and under are $8. Juniata College students are admitted free with a student ID. For tickets and information about the Juniata College Artist Series, please call (814) 641-3333.
Charlotte Blake Alston's performances are based on myths and legends, or African-American poetry and songs. A former teacher, Alston adapts her performances for the age and interests of her audiences and invites active participation.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.