Queens native storyteller Audrey di Mola will gather us in sacred circle to tell stories in the oral tradition on Sept. 8th at 7pm.
Free to RSVP here!
About this event:
The old stories carry ancient earthen energies that can help us move with and through the trouble and mystery of our lives. Queens native storyteller and space-holder Audrey di Mola will gather us in sacred circle to tell an old story or stories in the oral tradition-- the ones which choose to be told that day, in that moment. We will practice listening with our whole body, and afterwards will 'feed the story' to be in right relationship with the nourishment we received. Where do we find ourselves in the story? What announced itself in our bodies to tell us that? We explore together, holding space for each other and 'trailing, not trapping' the profound aliveness that courses through these tales. Come as you are, with no pressure to analyze or 'know what it means'!
Audrey di Mola is an Astoria/Long Island City-born storyteller and artist, writer/editor/researcher, creative facilitator and sacred space-holder traversing the wilds of the deep heart. The regenerative, healing forces of Earth and Story saved her life, and in dedication to this gift-- her mythopoetic heart-work, dubbed 'Folkloric Futurism,' offers wondrous embodied experiences with the old stories in the oral tradition as well as oracular modalities including intuitive inward journeying into our own personal mythologies (with no thinking required!). She has known the Kew & Willow founders since their 'Queens Bookshop Initiative' days and is very grateful to bring this practice to the shop. For over a decade, Audrey has been lovingly gathering souls to safely and artistically explore their inner and outer landscapes, hosting and curating many multidisciplinary events such as 'Nature of the Muse' and 'How We Create & How We Cope: Intersections of Art & Mental Illness,' as well as countless outdoor happenings at Socrates Sculpture Park, where she served as Director of Public Programs from 2016-2021. Audrey is currently a Kew Gardens forest school educator, assistant for her late great mythologist-teacher's Mythsinger Legacy Project, and featured storyteller for Dr. Sharon Blackie's international Mythic Imagination Network. Audrey has also self-published four books of poetry and prose including 'WILDLIGHT,' is forever enlivened by the indomitable spirit of Imagination (and experiencing folks reconnecting easefully and excitedly to theirs!), and is led Onward by the words tatted on her forearms: 'LIVE YOUR LEGEND' and 'A PRAYER TO SEE AND BE SEEN.' Find her online at audreydimola.com and on Instagram @audreydimola.