February 20th: Tales from the Manor at Pecha Kucha 36
Jae Smith and Bennett Jones will be presenting at Pecha Kucha 36 on February 20th at the Charleston Music Hall.
Season One of Enough Pie’s popular Tales from The Manor radio show is being released as a book on Thursday, February 27th, 2020. The show features interviews with residents of the Joseph Floyd Manor, a 12-story home for low-income elderly and disabled citizens run by Charleston County Housing & Redevelopment Authority. Each episode features a resident who shares their life story, including their history of Charleston and the challenges and triumphs of the Upper Peninsula then and now. More than 5,000 listeners have enjoyed the radio show and podcast, and the goal of the book is to get these important stories out even wider. The book will feature the complete interviews from each show (10 episodes), photographs of the residents by local photographer Vintage Noir, and opening and closing chapters from the show’s hosts, Summer Anderson and Jae Smith and Enough Pie’s project lead Bennett Jones.
“What I come away from these rich narratives feeling is a sense of being ‘reconnected’ to memories of a past that I did not remember. For that I am grateful. I commend the residents and staff at Joseph Floyd Manor for reminding us about who we are and how our city lives in their memory.” says Dr. Ade Ofunniyin of The Gullah Society, who wrote the preface to the book.
Jae Smith is the intake officer at Joseph Floyd Manor. She is the co-host and co-author of Tales from the Manor, a radio program that has been adapted into a book.
Bennett Jones is the community director at Enough Pie. He organized and produced Tales from the Manor.
FULL LIST OF PECHA KUCHA 36 PRESENTERS:
Beki Crowell, Soul Artist, vibrational healer, and writer
Henry Riggs, comedy writer, actor, improvisor, and teacher
Jae Smith and Bennett Jones, co-host/co-author and organizer/producer of Tales from the Manor
Jess Nicoles and Erik Holmberg, masterminds behind the J. Stark product line
Jesse Vickers, interior designer and principal of JLV Creative
Juan Cassellett, co-owner and chef at Malagon
Kaminer Haislip, designer and silversmith
Michael Smallwood, actor, writer, playwright, and educator
Nakeisha Daniel, actor, vocalist, and arts education advocate