February 13, 2020 Thursday

Tobago Library Services, Scarborough Main Branch

9:30 am

Children's Storytelling Room

February 13, 2020 Thursday

Tobago Library Services, Scarborough Main Branch

 "Aunty Oni" will be telling tales from around the world, songs, original poems & a little bit' of Dunbar for school children, on the lovely...

9:30 am

Children's Storytelling Room

February 19, 2020 Wednesday

Tobago Library Service, Scarborough Main Branch

9:30 am

Children's Storytelling Room

February 19, 2020 Wednesday

Tobago Library Service, Scarborough Main Branch

"Aunty Oni" will be telling tales from around the world, songs, original poems and a little bit o' Dunbar, for school children on the lovely...

9:30 am

Children's Storytelling Room

March 4, 2020 Wednesday

Tobago Library Services, Scarborough Main Branch

9:30 am

Children's Storytelling Room

March 4, 2020 Wednesday

Tobago Library Services, Scarborough Main Branch

 "Aunty Oni" will be telling tales from around the world, songs, original poetry and a little bit o' Dunbar, for school children on the love...

9:30 am

Children's Storytelling Room

Due to Covid-19

Appearances are postponed until further notice.


Scroll down to listen to storytelling podcasts.

 

Be well. Be safe. Be Love.

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WOODS SERVICES

APRIL 15, 2020 - Wednesday

Oni Lasana, The Storyteller will be telling tales from around the world, with music and songs with the residents and commuters of  Woods Services in Langhorne, Pennsylvania 

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LEHIGH VALLEY STORYTELLING GUILD

2020 Family Series

Presents

THE MANY MUSES OF ONI LASANA

April 19, 2020, 

Sunday @ 2pm

The Legendary Godfrey Daniels

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

More info? Visit LVSG Website

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KIPP NORTH PHILADELPHIA ACADEMY

APRIL 22, 2020 - WEDNESDAY 

Oni will share stories about how and why she is featured in the award winning audio book, 

"Hip Hop Speaks to Children."  

Also a inter-active performance workshop for a select group of students.


KIPP Philadelphia Schools is one of 31 regions of KIPP’s national, non-profit network of college preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. 

Podcast & radio appearances

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Stories In The Valley Radio Show

Stories In The Valley Radio Show

Stories In The Valley Radio Show

As a member of Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild,  Oni was featured in a  segment on Lehigh Valley Public Radio, WDIY 66.1 FM, a National Public Radio affiliated station.

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Story Story Podcast

Stories In The Valley Radio Show

Stories In The Valley Radio Show

A Podcast with Stories from the Best Storytellers In the World, hosted by Rachel Ann Harding is USA's premier world wide podcast for storytelling.   

January 2019 featured Oni once again, in this special edition tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.


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Talking Stories

Storytime with Shani

Storytime with Shani

Originating from London, England, Tony Cranston also features news on festivals and stories from storytellers across the globe.

Listen to Oni Doin' Dunbar's Angelina poem  @ 45:32 in the poetry segment.  

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Storytime with Shani

Storytime with Shani

Storytime with Shani

Based in Malaysia, Story Time with Shani is a unique variety of story, songs and experiences from around the world. 

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Past Presentations 2019

We keep past engagements listed to allow you to view the variety of presenters.

May 9, 2019 Thursday

Doin' Dunbar as 'Lias' Mother

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Bala Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

May 9, 2019 Thursday

Doin' Dunbar as 'Lias' Mother

Oni brings American History to life with this theatrical journey in literature, history and music.

Featuring the southern dialect poetry of P...

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Bala Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

May 15, 2019 Wednesday

Granny Goose & Friends

11 AM - 12 PM

Philadelphia, PA

May 15, 2019 Wednesday

Granny Goose & Friends

Granny Goose & Girlfriend, Nyota Kungaa @ FAMILY DAY at Your Child's World Daycare Center.  Stories, Songs, and photo op with Nyota! A speci...

11 AM - 12 PM

Philadelphia, PA

June 10, 2019 Monday

LOL 4 Real! with Oni

10 am - 11 am

Langhorne, Pennsylvania

June 10, 2019 Monday

LOL 4 Real! with Oni

Laughter Yoga will be in full effect at a private school. Over 250 students will be guided into the joyful and relaxing practice of Laughter...

10 am - 11 am

Langhorne, Pennsylvania

June 15, 2019 Saturday

Always Free! A Juneteenth Celebration

1 - 2 pm

Historic Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

June 15, 2019 Saturday

Always Free! A Juneteenth Celebration

Historic Kennett Square  presents Always Free, A Juneteenth Celebration

1 - 2 pm

Historic Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

July 13, 2019 Saturday

Nana Anansi

1:30 pm

Belmont Hill Library 120 Watersford Road, Bala Cywd, PA

July 13, 2019 Saturday

Nana Anansi

Bring your listening ears, your singing voice and your imagination to join in the adventures of Anansi the Spider. The wise & foolish charac...

1:30 pm

Belmont Hill Library 120 Watersford Road, Bala Cywd, PA

November 23, 2018

Tobago Time! 2018-2019

Tobago Time! 2018-2019

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Bayshore at Bivalve will present Oni telling her original story "Chicken Bone Beach" about segregation in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  


Also Oni will be "Doin' Dunbar as 'Lias' Mother"  Hope you can come out for sum fo' real down home storytelling!

 

Tobago Time! 2018-2019

Tobago Time! 2018-2019

Tobago Time! 2018-2019

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Oni will be presenting LOL4REAL! on the beach at Pigeon Point, Swallows, & Store Bay. Telling stories and enjoying the heat of winter with family and friends at the Tobago Library Services.


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Seba Enrichment Academy, West Chester, PA

March 23, 2018 : Nana Oni told African tales from Liberia, Nigeria and Ghana. Aesop song and on how Anansi, the spider shared wisdom with the world. A cultural display on the art and cultural artifacts of Zimbabwe. Wakanda Forever!


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The West Chester Community Performers

Over 30 years and "drama mama's" still going strong!

April 8, 2018 Sunday 1:30pm

Chester County OIC presents 

Lots of Jazz & Loving Langston - A Jazz Brunch & Harlem Renaissance Experience featuring WCCP presenting the poetry of literary icon, Langston Hughes.


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Children's Story Time

January 10, 17, 31 2018

Wednesdays : 3:30pm

Story Time & LOL4REAL!

Children's Storytelling 

Tobago Library Services

Scarborough, Tobago



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STORYTELLING ANYONE?

February 22, 2018  

Thursday  9 -11am

"Once Upon A Time...is now!"

Storytelling Workshop for Educators. Story coaching for the annual Student Storytelling Competition 2018. 

Oni with a few teachers who retold stories!


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Librarian's Storytelling Workshop

January 25, 2018 - Thursday ~ 9-11AM

Once Upon A Time...Is Now! 

Storytelling Workshop for Librarians

With organizer's; L-R 

Gaby Fernandez, History Collection, Oni, Heather Gray - Youth Librarian & Shaheeda Sylvester PR & Marketing - Tobago Library Services, Scarborough Main Branch, Tobago

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AUGUST 31, 2017 - THURS. 3-6PM CITY OF PHILADELPHIA'S ARTS & EDUCATORS EXHIBITION

OCTOBER 5, 2017 - THURS. 7 - 9pm MERCER MUSEUM & FONTHILL CASTLE, DOYLESTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 - SAT. 2PM 25th ANNUAL NEW JERSEY NETWORK STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

Calling all Program Directors! Educator! & School Assembly planners! 

Visit ONI LASANA PRODUCTIONS exhibition booth at the City of Philadelphia's Arts & Educators Creative Economy Expo @ The Kimmel Center of the Performing Arts in downtown Philadelphia!


Oni will be live and in person sharing information on her latest program offerings & presentations for youth and adults...you won't want to miss out on adding a Oni Lasana Production to your enrichment resources for your school, organization & community!


Visit www.CreativePhl.org 

for more info.

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SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 - SAT. 2PM 25th ANNUAL NEW JERSEY NETWORK STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 5, 2017 - THURS. 7 - 9pm MERCER MUSEUM & FONTHILL CASTLE, DOYLESTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 - SAT. 2PM 25th ANNUAL NEW JERSEY NETWORK STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

ONI LASANA was a featured teller for the 4th year. She presented stories and songs  from her "DOWN ON THE FARM WITH GRANNY GOOSE" program.



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OCTOBER 5, 2017 - THURS. 7 - 9pm MERCER MUSEUM & FONTHILL CASTLE, DOYLESTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

OCTOBER 5, 2017 - THURS. 7 - 9pm MERCER MUSEUM & FONTHILL CASTLE, DOYLESTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

OCTOBER 5, 2017 - THURS. 7 - 9pm MERCER MUSEUM & FONTHILL CASTLE, DOYLESTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

Playwright, poet and storyteller Oni Lasana performs in DOIN' DUNBAR AS 'LIAS' MOTHER featuring the dialect poetry of African-American writer Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906). Mercer Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian, welcomed Oni  to present in the museum's prestigious "Twilight Tales" series. Tailored  to the setting, and illustrated with materials from the Mercer collection, her entertaining program offers a theatrical portrayal of Dunbar’s poems. 


 (View Full Event Description Here: 

Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle










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LOL4REAL*!*

Performances & Workshops

Performances & Workshops

Oni showing off her well earned happy laugh lines!

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Performances & Workshops

Performances & Workshops

Performances & Workshops

Tobago Library Services

Scarborough, Tobago

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Performance Poet

Performances & Workshops

Performance Poet

Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz

Four Woman & Tommorrow's Girls

Moonstone Production, Philadelphia

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