Bowers to present 'The Art of Storytelling'

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Miami — The Art of Storytelling will be presented by Bryan Bowers at the May 10 Hardscrabble program at the Bullion Plaza Museum, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Bryan will present several stories during the program. After each one, he will explain how to build character with a few broad verbal brushstrokes and explain how to bring characters to life for the listeners.

Bryan reveals how tonality can be an ally in making characters believable. At the end, he’ll make the case for the audience to understand that their stories are worth telling just as much as his. Bryan’s goal is three-fold: to entertain, illuminate, and encourage everyone in the room to believe that they too can tell their stories.

Bryan Bowers has spent half a century singing, playing, writing and entertaining all over this planet. In 1993, he was the first living inductee to the Autoharp Hall of Fame after three posthumous members were honored. After having won the open strings division five times, Bryan Bowers was listed by Frets music magazine in its “Gallery of the Greats” along with the likes of Chet Atkins, David Grisman, Stephan Grappelli and Tony Rice. John Denver recorded a song he wrote on his Andromeda album.

This program will be especially interesting to Community Concert goers, who will hear him in concert on May 9, as well as budding writers in the area.

The doors open at 6 p.m. with light refreshments being served. The program is free to the public, but donations are always welcome. The Hardscrabble series is jointly sponsored by the Gila County Historical Museum and Bullion Plaza Museum, which are both United Fund of Globe-Miami recipients.

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