Saturday, February 26, 2011

We are all storytellers

"We all have stories: stories that are handed down in our families, stories and jokes that we hear and retell with small changes, and stories about things that happen to us...
Some of us are professional storytellers, some of us are amateurs, some tell out of choice and some out of necessity,
but we are all storytellers, even if the only stories we tell are stories about why we were late to work this morning."
--Nancy Schimmel, in "Just Enough to Make a Story".

Sunday, February 13, 2011

2011 Wintertelling

What a fantastic variety of stories we heard at this year's Wintertelling!

You will be able to hear them too on CATS TV. Check the Channel 3 schedule for times and dates.

Our guests were welcomed by ladies from the library foundation, the sponsor of the program.

Before the stories began we had to figure out new microphones.

Various tellers warmed up in various ways.
Some with considerable energy.
Some sat in the back watching the audience gather and quietly letting their stories simmer in their minds.
And then it was time for tales...
and your photographer was so intrigued with the wonderful stories that she did not get ANY pictures at all of the telling!