Join the NY Mythology group in a very special evening of tribute.
Our scheduled presenter for this March was supposed to be the great storyteller Diane Wolkstein. Diana was in Asia working on the translation of the Monkey King. She was excited about coming to NY Mythology Group in March because she wanted everyone to share in the 30th publication anniversary of the book about Inanna that she co-authored with scholar Sam Kramer. Women's History Month was the kickoff for the 30th anniversary.
Inanna can be considered the most prominent female deity in ancient Mesopotamia. Records of Inanna go back as early as the Uruk period (ca. 4000–3100 BC), the historically first goddess/mother figure.
Diane has presented to ourNY Mythology groupseveral times, and was considered a great friend and supporter.
Sadly, Diane passed away in late January, and so I have rallied support and organized a special tribute that will be as memorable as Diane herself. Music and video will be interspersed with personal stories by some those who shared their lives with Diane, designed especially for our NY Mythology group.
I've even chosen a special venue so that we can devote this evening in an area that will be more comfortable and fitting for the tribute.
With your co-hosts and co-organizer Melissa Rosati and NY Mythology Group founder, singer/songwriter Phil Robinson, we will share a video of Diane performing the story of Inanna, and hear music born of Diane's Haitian Relief Effort, The Magic Orange Tree, performed by singer/songwriter Phil Robinson and his female Gospel group, The Bliss Jockeys.
Please come and invite all your friends for a truly special and amazing evening, as we give back our love to Diane as she gave her's to us. RSVP is a must for this event.
Thanks to Melissa Rosatti for supplying anecdotes of her poignant interactions with Diane, and supplying the DVD of Diane's Inanna performance. Thanks the Phil and Ellen for their interactive musical performance and to all who attended this celebration of a Storyteller's Storyteller.