What you'll do
Storytelling is at the heart of Bahamian culture. It is the way we share our past and our truths with each generation. As new stories come to light and old stories fade away more of us are writing our chapters of this tradition in books and sharing less of the truth that is found in our voices when telling our own stories. This tour is about sharing my chapter of our oral tradition though my book, "The Non Adventure Adventures of Nothing Special: The Secret of the Seed" The Non Adventure Reading Tour takes place in the picturesque garden of the Doongalik Studio Art Gallery. In true down-home style, I will read my book "The Non Adventure Adventures of Nothing Special" ` to you and your group while we munch on local goodies and enjoy locally brewed bush teas. At the end of the storytelling session, you will have 20 minutes to talk to the author about the book. You will also have access to the Gallery as well as the Craft Cottage. The Craft Cottage is the premier location for authentically Bahamian gifts. Each paying guest will also receive their personal signed copy of "The Non Adventure Adventures of Nothing Special: The Secret of the Seed".
I am the author of the book. "The Non Adventure Adventures of Nothing Special: The Secret of the Seed". I wrote this book for the children of today and the child inside of all of us. Twenty years ago I started writing this book to give life to some emotions I was feeling when I was a teenager still figuring out my childhood while transitioning into adulthood. I was working with a lot of young people at the time and realized we were all wrestling with some part of the same problems but we did not know how to verbalize it. So I wrote the book to give a face to those feelings. In preparation for one day sharing this story I became a professional storyteller for about two years. Went to college to study literature. Then I became a writer and editor for Profiles 98 Magazine for 7 years. After 20 years of prep the experience is ready!
A taste of Bahamian sweets for your enjoyment.
Local traditional iced / hot teas. All locations allow drinks during reading except the National Art Gallery.
Where you'll be
The tour will take place garden or gallery of the beautiful Doongalik Studio Art Gallery. Doongalik is home to one of the Bahamas' premier art galleries that feature works from artist from all over the Bahamas within their walls and in the gardens. It is also the home of the one and only Craft Cottage. The craft cottage is one of the few places on the island where you can find a piece of handmade Bahamian craft from across the Bahamas.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 7 guests ages 10 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Also available on the Doongalik property are great opportunities to purchase original Bahamian art and artisan crafts from across the Bahamas. There is limited wheelchair access to some parts of the property. However, the tallest stairs are five steps tall.
The Non Adventure Reading Tour