PULLMAN, Wash. — Internationally known storyteller Diane Ferlatte will perform at Washington State University Friday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m., in Daggy Hall’s R.R. Jones Theater.
Tickets for the fund-raising event for YWCA of WSU are $5 for general admission, $2 for children 12 and under, and infants are free. Tickets will be sold at the door or may be purchased in advance through the “YW,” telephone
Ferlatte has performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages, including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. She is a Parent’s Choice and American Library Association award recipient.
This is a return to the Palouse for Ferlatte, says Liza Rognas, “YW” director. When Ferlatte performed for the Coalition for Women Students in 1991 in downtown Pullman at the old Combine, it was “packed with excited children and their families. We know her return will be as popular and fun. Diane is a storyteller of unusual talent who views storytelling as a traditional art form that expressively passes on history, culture and values,” Rognas says.
Ferlatte’s stories are from the American south, the Georgia and Carolina sea islands, Africa, and from African-American traditions. She has recently completed a work on the Underground Railroad. “Diane weaves tales from many cultures and utilizes her skills in sign language,” Rognas says.