Who doesn’t love a good story? The Hyde has teamed up with Art in the Public Eye (APE) to offer a new spin-off from their popular Black Fly storytelling event – Black Fly: KidsTales.
What to Expect From the Event
Community support, the arts, and great stories come together at The Black Fly. Stories told in the past have included overcoming hearing loss, being a stepparent, and a stint as a farmer. Now, organizers of the event have created a secondary Black Fly to hear from the younger generation.
“Everyone has a story to share, and that most certainly includes tweens and teens,” Erin Coon, Artistic Director of APE, said in a statement. “We can’t wait to see the passion and creativity they will put into their submissions.”
How Interested Teens Can Submit Stories
This event is open to students in grades 6 and up. Participating teens tell a true story from their lives in 10 minutes or less, from memory, with no notes. The kids will get help from event organizers to prepare their stories for public presentation.
Those interested can submit a summary of their story to ArtisticDirector@ArtInThePublicEye.org by 5pm on Friday, February 28th. Students will be contacted within a week with feedback on their stories and to schedule a rehearsal time at The Hyde.