February 4, 2021
2:00pm EST/11:00am PST
You’ll join hosts Tim Totten and Kim Bixler as they preview their renowned storytelling sessions about Frank Lloyd Wright.
Bixler, the author of “Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House”, shares an excerpt from her well-received talk of the same name. Armed with dozens of family stories and a dazzling multi-media display, Bixler brings her childhood experiences in an architectural masterpiece to life.
Totten, a nationally-recognized storyteller specializing in the life and work of America’s most (in)famous architect, details the often tortured relationship between the artist and early show business in an exciting new session titled “Frank Lloyd Wright Goes to Hollywood.”
In this exciting 45 minute virtual event, Bixler and Totten will showcase their work for your reference and answer questions about logistics for booking one of their longer talks/storytelling sessions for your audiences, both virtual and in-person.
Kim Bixler is the author of Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House and can be seen in the PBS documentary Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years. Kim Bixler’s family owned Wright’s prairie-style Edward E. Boynton house (1908) from 1977 to 1994. She started giving tours when she was eight years old – sharing Wright’s architectural design details, revealing her favorite hiding spots and dodging the habitually leaky roof. A graduate of Cornell University, Bixler has traveled the country giving lectures at numerous Wright sites including Taliesin West, Unity Temple, the Darwin Martin House, the Historic Park Inn in Mason City Iowa, Florida Southern College, the Marin County Civic Center and the Hollyhock House.
Timothy Totten, Master Storyteller and Renowned Expert on American Architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, has studied Wright for over 32 years and has visited or spoken in more than 300 Wright buildings and homes. In addition to numerous storytelling sessions at schools, libraries and museums across the United States, Totten also runs a successful touring company providing world-class adventures and tours of Frank Lloyd Wright sites all over the country. (www.architecturetravelcompanion.com)
Totten is also the creator and volunteer race director for the non-profit Amazing Race for Charity, which has raised more than $100,000 for charities in his hometown. In addition, Totten is partner in a successful events company called FunVenture, LLC.