SCEP Live Online with Storyteller Alton Chung

March 23, 10:00am - 10:45am
Mānoa Campus, Hosted by Kaunoa Senior Center Online

Local boy Alton Takiyama-Chung grew up with the stories, superstitions, and the magic of the Hawaiian Islands.  He tells stories of the Plantation Days, the Japanese-American experience of WWII, Asian folktales, Hawaiian legends, and of course, ghost stories.  He has been a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festivals, and at international storytelling festivals in the Cayman Islands, Singapore, Vietnam, India, and Thailand.  He is also a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of National Storytelling Network, the national organization for US storytellers.

Folktales from Near and Far Tuesday, March 23 at 10:00am

Come journey with us with folktales from around the world without leaving the comforts of home. Travel to Korea, where a boy collects stories and stuffs them into a bag; to Africa, where a beautiful necklace becomes the reason for jealousy and deceit; and to Ireland, where a poor piper plays a joke on an unfriendly farmer and his wife. These andother destinations await with your passport to story.

Pau Hana: Stories from Plantation Days Wednesday, March 24 at 10:00am

Travel back to the 1930s to the area around Waipahu town and Pearl Harbor, with true stories from the Plantation Days. Years ago, Alton was lucky enough to interview Charles Ishikawa, a retired principal and schoolteacher, who grewup in a plantation camp near Waipahu. Hear his stories from his “hanabata days,” as a rascal growing up in the yearsjust before WWII.

Legends from Old Hawai‘i Thursday, March 25 at 10:00am

In Hawai‘i, we are lucky to have such a rich tradition of folktales and legends. Take a few legends of Pele, the Goddess of the Volcano, add in a shark tale or two, stir in an escapade of the ultimate trickster and demi-god, Maui, and we have the makings of a fun time. Sit back and enjoy these traditional tales and perhaps one or two “new” undiscovered favorites.

Event Sponsor
Outreach College Community Services, Mānoa Campus

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