World Storytelling Day
Ever since I started telling stories in 2008, I have been a little enchanted by the idea of World Storytelling Day.
To borrow from their website:
World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year on the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of autumn equinox in the southern. On World Storytelling Day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same day and night. Participants tell each other about their events in order to share stories and inspiration, to learn from each other and create international contacts.
So I recently had a conversation with a couple of librarians (secret superheroes of the western world) at the AC Hunter Public Library, and we are holding two events on Tuesday, March 20th – a 4pm lineup of storytellers for children in the children’s library, and a 7pm lineup for adults. Each event will be about an hour.
Featuring stories by Stella Mair Evans, Gary Green and Sharon King-Campbell. Register in advance by calling 737-3950.