Lansing Storytellers will talk 'Cars' at Tequila Cowboy in the Lansing Mall on July 19. Join us for a wide range of stories from that first car ... to maybe working on cars ... to being part of the automobile industry. Brought to you by the Lansing State Journal, this 'Cars' themed event will feature professionally coached storytellers of all ages sharing their best stories about their experience with cars.
Tellers for this event are:
• Carin Cryderman lives in East Lansing – providing freelance editing services, raising three teenage daughters and redeeming embarrassing moments through story.
• Lisa Ermak is an MSU alumna and public relations professional. She enjoys traveling, volunteering and spending time outside, especially visiting the East Lansing Farmers’ Market.
• Michael McCallum was born and bred in the Lansing area, where he continues to live. He started making films in 1999 and his film company, Rebel Pictures (www.rebelpictures.net), has won 83 awards on the film festival circuit. He's an accomplished director, writer, actor, producer and editor. He loves showcasing mid-Michigan and all it has to offer.
• William C. McCallum is an award-winning actor, writer and producer and Lansing native. He has over 40 years’ experience in advertising and worked in radio and at the State Capitol. He has won best actor awards twice for his performance in the Lansing made feature, Buffalo (www.buffalothemovie.com).
• Jena McShane's reputation as a photographer precedes her in Lansing and beyond. Her natural artistry has been magnified by a childhood filled with travel and her education at Lansing Community College’s well-known photography program.
• Jennifer Pahl Otto is a member of the Lansing Storytellers, has been creating and telling original stories for children and adults for nearly 10 years and is the author of three children’s books.
• Abby Rubley is a world traveler. As communications director at the Center for Global Connections at MSU, she tells the stories of great work that faculty engage in across the globe.
Unfortunately, Mike Green was called out of town and will be unable to attend and tell a story.
• Mike Green is the president of UAW Local 652 and a third-generation General Motors worker.
The Lansing Storytellers Project is designed to help connect people in the Greater Lansing community and elevate the art of storytelling in our region.
The event is open to the community for $7 per person in advance; $10 at the door; and everyone who pays in advance will be guaranteed a seat. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the newly-expanded kitchen.
Advance seating is from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; doors open to general public at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
Everyone in the community is welcome; LSJ Insiders who register by logging in to LSJ.com/Insider will get a free gift in addition to advanced seating.