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Belonging Together in Story & Song
Belonging Together in Story & Song

Fri, Jun 04



Belonging Together in Story & Song

With storyteller Tracy Chipman and community song leader Liz Rog, outside at The Center for Belonging Folk School near Decorah Iowa. Please gather with Liz and Tracy in a very special place in the woodlands of the Driftless under the canopy of sky, celebrating summer and the magic of song and story.

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Jun 04, 2021, 7:00 PM

Decorah, 1591 Manawa Trail Rd, Decorah, IA 52101, USA


About the Event

Friday June 4th | Adult gathering (16+) | 7pm  Cost: $10 - $30+ ticket fees - pay what is affordable and generous for you.  Tickets available here until 15 minutes before the start time (7pm) and also at the door (cash/checks at the door only)   Tracy will open the co-creative threshold of storytelling inviting our deep listening and sparking our wild imaginations, as we remember our place in the family of things. Liz will guide us in weaving our voices in song. Whether you join in song or simply bask in the joy-sound of story and song, you are welcome.   

Songleader Liz Rog believes in singing together as a simple, ancient, and powerful tool for restoring our sense of belonging and connection in community. She sings with all ages, teaching simple songs that can be woven into everyday life, into the seasons of the year, and into the changes and challenges of our lives. Liz delights in helping folks rediscover their ancestral birthright of group singing to nurture collective joy, courage and healing. She and her husband Daniel Rotto raised two daughters in the Driftless of Northeast Iowa and are part of the international movement to re-seed communities with songs for connection, care, and renewal. More about ways Liz brings the joy of song & belonging with the world here and here. 

Storyteller Tracy Chipman weaves the ancient river of story with the ever-changing natural world breathing new life into this transformative art. She is a Wisconsin native who has traveled far and wide, stepping onto the path of storyteller 26 years ago under an Oregon hazel tree. Deep listening, wild imagining and getting out of the way for the story to tell itself are the tools of her trade. Tracy uses she/her pronouns and lives in NW Wisconsin occupying the traditional territories of the Ho Chunk, the Anishinaabe, and the Oceti Sakowin, (Och-et-eeshak-oh-win), or Sioux peoples.   The Center for Belonging Folk School is located at 1591 Manawa Trail Rd, Decorah Iowa. Carpooling is encouraged as parking is limited. The Center for Belonging Folk School nurtures grassroots community connection in spacious time through celebration, ritual, play, song, story, art, food, craft, and learning together with nature. We are non-experts working together to offer authentic alternatives to the perfectionism, isolation, and rush of modern society. We create simple and welcoming ways for connecting humans of all ages to spirit, land, and one another.    On Saturday June 5th Liz & Tracy will offer a family gathering at 10am  Cost: $10-$25+ ticket fees - pay what is affordable, reflects your family size & generous for you.  Tickets available via this link up until 15 minutes before and also at the door (cash/checks at the door only)

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