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Date: March 7, 2016
Contact: Lynn Cullivan, 415-561-7006

“Strong Women” Theme Advances Narratives by Fisherwomen, Firefighters and Filmmakers

Sunday, March 20 from 11:30-3:30 at the Small Boat Shop on Hyde Street Pier

San Francisco – On World Storytelling Day, people around the world share their stories and keep alive the storytelling tradition. To celebrate, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will host its second annual gathering of storytellers on Sunday, March 20 from 11:30am-3:30pm in the Small Boat Shop on Hyde Street Pier.

A diverse range of storytellers with distinctive narrative styles, from anecdotes to poetry to film, will share inspiration from this year’s theme of “Strong Women.” All performers are scheduled to appear, start times are dependent on the telling, and if the muse takes you – feel free to contribute a story of your own!

Chapter One

11:30am – 12:30pm, mid-pier at the Boat Shop on Hyde Street Pier

Alice Watts of the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association kicks off the event with stories touching on her quarter century of experience in the park. Angela Cincotta of Alioto-Lazio Fish Co. will talk about her 35 years in Fisherman’s Wharf fishing industry. Sean Labrador y Manzano evokes the avant-garde with his poetry and Daniel Bacon, author of Walking San Francisco on the Barbary Coast Trail, tells tales of strong women of the Barbary Coast.

Chapter Two

12:30pm – 1:30pm, mid-pier at the Boat Shop on Hyde Street Pier

The Sea Bee Shanty Crew will once again take the stage and re-work four sea shanties; everyone is invited to join the chorus! We’ll then turn to stories from San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Ranger Kelli Housley, poet Jennifer S. Cheng, and San Francisco Fire Department Battalion Chief Nicol P. Juratovac.

Chapter Three

1:30pm – 2:30pm, Visitor Center theatre and Hyde Street Pier

Sundance- and-Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker Judy Irving returns to World Storytelling Day with a free screening of her short film, Cormorants in the Crosshairs, at the Visitor Center theatre. Afterwards, walk with her to Hyde Street Pier for a Q & A as she looks for cormorants and pelicans. A spotting scope will be provided. At 2:15pm back in the Boat Shop on Hyde Street Pier, listen to stories from Roberta Guise, founder of FemResources, South End Rowing Club member, and an accredited delegate representing San Francisco at the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Chapter Four

2:30pm – 3:30pm, mid-pier at the Boat Shop on Hyde Street Pier

Welcome back Oakland’s Laney College as students share stories about significant events in their lives from the many places they call home.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located at the west end of Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco at the corner of Hyde and Jefferson. The park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, Visitor Center, Maritime Museum, Maritime Research Center, and Aquatic Park Historic District. For more information, please call 415-447-5000 or visit the park’s website us on Twitter @SFMaritimeNPS and Instagram sfmaritimenps and join us on Facebook SanFranciscoMaritimeNHP.

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Last updated: March 7, 2016

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