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Come Hear Wintery Tales for the Family!

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January 16, 2020

MCPL’s Story Center works with many partners involved in storytelling. Once such partner is the National Storytelling Network (NSN), an international organization that supports storytellers in all its forms. On Saturday, February 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Woodneath Library Center four NSN board members will share riveting stories during the program Wintery Tales for the Family. Storytellers include:

  • Rachael Harrington, a storyteller whose work has taken her around the world—from New Jersey to Uganda. With a background in art education, Harrington presents imagination-infused performances and workshops at schools in the tri-state area and beyond. 
  • Jennifer Pahl Otto – Otto creates whimsical stories for adults and children. A member of the Lansing Storytellers and the Ann Arbor Storytelling Guild, her love of stories began as a child, listening to her mother read Winnie the Pooh. She has never stopped reading children’s literature and has spent the last 20 years handling children’s books on a daily basis as the Director of the Lansing School District’s Reading Is Fundamental program. 
  • Fran Stallings Stallings is an American storyteller who has performed at national and international storytelling festivals, in schools and libraries, and on the radio. She performs primarily folktales from around the world, but she has also produced several audio recordings and books of stories. 
  • Marilyn McPhieMcPhie has been telling stories professionally since 1985 and has performed for both adult and children’s groups across the country. In addition to storytelling, she teaches novice storytellers and writes reviews for national storytelling and parenting publications. She is the President of the Storytellers of San Diego and a California State Liaison for the National Storytelling Network. 

Register for Wintery Tales for the Family, and warm up with delightful stories and hot cocoa and cider.

We hope to see you there!

Shannon T.
The Story Center Program Manager

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