A Storytelling Event Full of Excitement!
It was so much fun last year, we are doing it again this year! Join us for our Annual Storytelling Event! This year we are stepping up our game a little to include an (optional) interactive piece and the stories will be those told by our Native American Tribes. We will host this event downstairs by candlelight to enhacse the mood. A fun time for all and a lost art for many countries. We hope you will join us! This event SOLD OUT last year, so make sure to register early.
Anne Jennison’s Storytelling Performances
Traditional Native American lesson stories are - first and foremost –
entertaining. It is understood within Native American cultures that the stories
actually contain many life lessons, and that these lessons will be best learned
when the listener is receptive. This is not didactic or “preachy” teaching”. This
is education that respects the listener’s abilities to take what they need from the
stories and apply the information to their own lives.
Anne Jennison has been telling Native American lesson stories for 30
years – at powwows, museums, libraries, colleges, festivals, and historical
societies, etc. Over the years, Anne has also had the opportunity to hear – and
thereby learn from – some very fine Native American storytellers, such as: Wolf
Song, Medicine Story, Peter Brodeur, Angela Klinger, Joseph Bruchac, Jesse
Bruchac, Dovie Thomason, Johnny Moses, Hears Crow, John Bear Mitchell,
Willow Greene, and Kevin Locke.
Anne’s performances of Native American stories always begin with a
greeting or friendship song, accompanied by drumming. This creates a sense of
community in which the stories may be told. Then Anne shares a few Abenaki
storytelling traditions to place the stories in cultural context. After that you will be
taken on a spell-binding and entertaining journey through a series of traditional
Native American stories that explain everything from “The Earth on Turtle’s
Back” to “How Maple Syrup Came to Be” to “The First Strawberries” to “The
Great Battle Between Chipmunk and Bear” to “How Hummingbird Put the Stars in
the Sky”, and more. Each story has a compelling narrative, but also some subtle
– and some not so subtle, lessons! Prepare yourself for an interactive storytelling experience filled with humor, drama, and moments of wonder!
Anne will be available after the performance to chat with you informally.
Cost: $30/per person. Non-Refundable.