Storytelling school

Storytelling, poetry and the Latin Grammy winner come to Super Saturday – The Tryon Daily Bulletin

Leland Faulkner will present “Walker Between Worlds” at Super Saturday 2022 on March 19. Faulkner is a member of the Bad River Band of Chippewa Indians in Odenah, Wisconsin. “Walker Between Worlds” is a harvest of Faulkner’s favorite traditional Aboriginal stories told from an original perspective. These traditional tales of wonder are full of entertaining lessons from Turtle Island and are a gift and heirloom for future generations. It is a celebration of the beauty and simplicity of human imagination and the power of community. Sessions are at 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. at the Tryon Congregational Church.

Allan Wolf will perform “Immersed In Verse: Poetry Palooza!” at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Tryon Theatre. A two-time winner of the North Carolina Young Adult Book Award, as well as Bankstreet College’s prestigious Claudia Lewis Award for Poetry, Allan Wolf is the author of picture books, poetry, and novels for young adults. Booklist named his historical verse novel, The Watch That Ends the Night, one of the “50 Best Young Adult Books of All Time”. The award-winning poet and master presenter performs poetry from memory, blending theatre, music and audience participation. Attendees of this show will experience contemporary and classical poetry in a wide variety of styles and subject matter. Wolf will share poems from his many books, using music, juggling and fun audience participation.

Ben Gundersheimer, also known as MISTER G, is a Latin Grammy Award-winning artist, author, activist, and educator. Hailed as “a bilingual rock star” by the Washington Post, he tours internationally, playing everywhere from Lollapalooza to Lincoln Center. Her lively bilingual performances aim to help children see themselves across borders and foster cross-cultural connections.

Ben has released ten albums as MISTER G and has received numerous accolades, including five Parents’ Choice Gold Awards. He tours internationally, performing in English and Spanish. Fluent in a wide range of genres and styles, Ben collaborates extensively with internationally renowned musicians, both on stage and in the studio.

MISTER G will perform at the Tryon Fine Arts Center at 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. on March 19. Tickets will be available at the Tryon Fine Arts Center box office on March 15, 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and March 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as on Super Saturday day.

The Children’s Theater Festival’s presentation of Super Saturday is supported by grants from the Mary F. Kessler Fund of the Polk County Community Foundation. We are also grateful to the Polk County Community Foundation for administering the George and Ester Moore Endowment Fund, the Arthur M. and Frances H. Wilhelm Fund, and the Dixie and Harry Evans Charitable Endowment Fund.

Super Saturday will take place on Saturday, March 19. Melrose Strut 2022, our annual parade, will be in honor of Justin Lawrence and Drew Brannon. For more information, visit our website,, or follow us on Facebook. Order forms are available at local libraries and on our website. If you would like to volunteer, please call 828-782-3080 or email [email protected].