Monday, July 3, 2017

Let Me Tell You a Story

Storytelling in libraries is one of the easiest and most personal ways to connect with kids and adults in library programming. Stories to share can be found in folk lore and myth traditions, in picture books, in biographies and history books. Each shared tale leaps out from one heart to another.

If you'd like to hone your telling skills or be enraptured by tale tellers, then the annual Wisconsin Storytellers Get-Together (aka WISTGET) is a great place to be.

Saturday August 12
9:00am - 10:00 pm
Mosquito Hill Nature Center
N3880 Rogers Road, New London WI  54961

You find librarians, teachers and tellers sharing tales and networking around the art of story at this event. The event features "story swaps" (with different themes each hour: humor, environment, children's, personal, folktales and scary stories) where you can share a 5-7 minute tale; a recycling table of props and books to take for free; an evening storytelling concert and a Friday night potluck and story sharing around the campfire at New London Public Library from 6-8:30 pm if you are in the area early.

Registration is $35 before July 31 (or $40) at the door and includes lunch and supper plus snacks and beverages on Saturday! Send your check with name, address, phone and email to Terry Visger, 4987 Tschumper Rd, La Crescent, MN  55947 and join the storytelling fun!

You can also keep an eye on this Wisconsin Storytellers site for any updates (the 2017 information isn't loaded yet) on storytelling in WI!!

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