Donald Davis. Photo: P. Vankevich

Ocracoke islander Donald Davis will conduct storytelling workshop groups for two weeks in this month followed by free public performances each week.

During the first week, the public performance will be at the following times and locations:

Thursday, June 9, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Ocracoke Preservation Museum. There are some benches for seating, and all are welcome to bring your own seating.

Friday, June 10, 3 to 4:15 p.m., at the stage at Books to be Red. Bring your own seating.

Thursday, June 23, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ocracoke Preservation Museum, and Friday, June 24, from 3 to 4:15 p.m., at the Books to be Red stage.

An internationally renowned storyteller, Davis holds his sought-after workshops throughout the year in various locations.

“Your identity is not how many college degrees you have, but it’s your stories,” Davis says about what he teaches.

And that identity is covered by layers of the past.

“Stories carry our identity—the people you came from and the things you’ve lived through,” he says.  “The more we know our stories, the more we can make proper decisions about things to keep and things to discard.”