The Mouth-Off with Chion Wolf
Storytelling at the Mark Twain House
2 years ago

Kerri Noack ("April Fools") & Joan Walden ("Father's Day")

Live from the Mark Twain House

Episode Notes

Kerri Noack's bio reads like this: "With his love for the sound of the road passing beneath him and the adventures it would entail, Kerri Noack would continue the saga he’d known all his life. With nothing more than a map on the floor and a steady gaze, he’d someday find the home that somewhere awaits him."

This is his story from April of 2016, and the theme was “April Fools - Stories About Getting Duped”.

Next up? Joan Walden. Here’s her bio:

“My love of stories — listening and telling them — comes from my dad. He had the soul of a performer, but the Great Depression had other plans for him, and to support his family, he became a dental technician. I remember that whenever he would run into his friends, they would say, 'Tell us a story, Charlie.' And he would. As a faculty member at Central CT State University’s Communication Department, I have the opportunity to tell stories to my students that inform, instruct, and, when the stars are in alignment, entertain. At those times, I feel as though I am channeling my dad."

Joan's story is from our June, 2013 show. The theme was “Father’s Day”.

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Till next time - whatever happens, make it a good story!

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