WinCity Media presents a night of storytelling

Published 10:27 am Friday, October 21, 2022

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As they near their first anniversary, WinCity Media will present a special event

On Friday, Oct. 21st, at 7:30 p.m., “The Voices of Winchester: A Night of Storytelling” will take place at Leeds Center for the Arts.

“We really wanted to celebrate how storytelling has connected us,” said LaShana Harney, who sits on the Board. “We’re hoping to bring everyone together in person and to celebrate how superb storytelling has been as an outlet.”

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The event occurs as many locations and activities open up after COVID-19.

Interested in promoting humanities and related issues, the group chose Leeds Center for the Arts because of its location downtown and its establishment as a venue for entertainment.

“We love Leeds. Leeds itself is a place of storytelling [when] you look at the plays they put on and other things that they do, Harney said. “There couldn’t be a more perfect venue for us.”

The night figures to provide excitement in more ways than one.

Different storytelling genres focus on comedy, adventure, history, drama, and more.

Plus, they will feature many local talents.

While Ben Brown is providing music via his guitar and ukulele, Ron Kibbey, Joyce Morton, and Mike Caldwell will narrate “A West Coast Adventure,” “Where’s My GPS,” and “No Spandex Required,” respectively.

“Everyone has a story, and I think, at our core, humans are storytellers,” Harney said. “It’s just a really great way to get together and connect with one another. Stories just really have a transformative power to allow us to see the world in other ways, and a great story can just be really powerful.”

As the storytellers hope to embark on something newer, bigger, and better, they’ll also be looking to provide a place for education and fellowship.

Plus, with sweet treats from Cupcake Apothecary and Cheesecake & Company and activities such as acrylic painting, there’s plenty more to do to keep everyone present engaged.

As advertised, there will also be a special announcement near the end of the event.

“We’ve taken a hard look at who we are, what we do, and where we’re headed,” Harney said. “We’re refocusing on our strengths and letting go of some things we weren’t well-equipped to do.”

With hopes for plans, Harney and other organizers look forward to seeing the community.

“Be sure to come out to the event. It’s a good way to support all things local,” she said.