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EAC presents Storytelling Under the Stars with Layne Gneiting

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EAC presents Storytelling Under the Stars with Layne Gneiting

By Jeanné Clark

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Speech Communications department is delighted to bring Gila Valley favorite, Layne Gneiting, back to the Discovery Park Campus Grand Kiva for an evening of Storytelling Under the Stars on Friday, February 27, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. The program is free to the public and is suitable for audiences of all ages.

Gneiting is an internationally acclaimed storyteller specializing in historic and musical adventure tales. His repertoire includes The Saga of Blackbeard the Pirate, The Legend of William Tell, and a multitude of mischievous folktales from Europe. Gneiting has received acclaim from many reviewers, including the National Storytelling Network, which referred to his art as “amazing.”

“If television has nothing on anymore, if you feel uninspired, bored from the routine of life, like nothing is new, and all the world has already been discovered and explored, then come get a shot of Gneiting’s imagination,” says EAC Speech Communications instructor Lee Russell. “Be inspired by his stories and learn to live again through adventures only your imagination can create.”

A classically trained pianist, Gneiting began weaving stories and music while under the tutelage of master storyteller Odds Bodkin. Today, all of Gneiting’s musical tales are performed live at his keyboard. He grew up in Idaho, but has traveled around the world, from Great Britain to Ecuador, telling stories. Gneiting now lives in Arizona with his wife and seven children.

“Come experience life anew through the eyes, voice, music, and talents of a master storyteller,” encourages Russell. “Bring only one thing with you—your imagination!”

For more information about the event, contact Russell at (928) 428-8489.