Personal Creation and Biomythography: Tales from the Storytelling Class at Antioch College

Dec 4, 2013

Visual depiction of the story of Lilith by Al Najjar.

Antioch College recently hired some new faculty members that began teaching this Fall.  Among them was Gabrielle Civil, associate professor of performance. This quarter Antioch Word Producer Kijin Higashibaba is taking one of her classes called Storytelling. This class studies the different methods and traditions of storytelling now and throughout history. What you’ll hear this month are three of Higashibaba’s favorite stories she heard from her classmates. Coincidentally all of them were told by women. Each story was written and told along the theme of personal creation myth or biomythography. The first story comes from IdaLease Cummings, class of 2016. The second is from Amelia Gonzalez, class of 2017. The final story is told by Al Najjar, also from the class of 2016.

left to right: Amelia Gonzalez, 2017, Al Najjar, 2017, IdaLease Cummings, 2016.

The Storytelling class at Antioch College will be showcasing monologues and other original pieces at a public event on December 15th from 4-6pm. For more information about the event please contact Gabrielle Civil (gcivil@antiochcollege.org) or Kijin Higashibaba (see below).

Theme music for the Word was written, performed, and produced by Seth Kaplan. Additional music was by Collapsar, Erik Satie, Obsidian Kingdom, Podington Bear, Aythis, and Francisco Tarrega. This episode of the Antioch Word was written and produced by Kijin Higashibaba.

The Antioch Word is a monthly podcast for the Antioch College community, about Antioch College. It is written and produced by Antioch College students working at WYSO and will be released monthly. For more information or answers to any questions contact Kijin Higashibaba at khigashibaba@antiochcollege.org.