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Adirondack storyteller Mitch Lee.  Photo: Mitch Lee
Adirondack storyteller Mitch Lee. Photo: Mitch Lee

National Storytelling Day: "The White Feather" by Mitch Lee

Today is the first day of spring. It's also World Storytelling Day -- a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling, celebrated every year on the vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of autumn in the southern. Everyone has a story to tell, and there are lots of storytellers in our region.

For over 25 years, Mitch Lee has been telling tales about life in the mountains and the big woods. He was born and raised in the west-central Adirondacks. When he isn't busy spinning tales at schools, libraries and community groups, Lee runs the Parks Department in Inlet, NY where he helps promote local tourism. He also writes the weekly column, Growing up Adirondack, for The Weekly Adirondack newspaper. Todd Moe spoke with Mitch Lee about his love of telling tales and asked him to share a favorite local story called, The White Feather.  Go to full article
Barbara, Sally, Peggy and Kay gathered in 2010 to share stories.
Barbara, Sally, Peggy and Kay gathered in 2010 to share stories.

Four friends share Thanksgiving memories

As families and friends gather for Thanksgiving meals this week, food and stories will be shared around the dinner table. Friday is the fifth annual National Day of Listening. You can celebrate by recording interviews with people you care about. You can use your mobile phone, tape recorder, computer or pen and paper. So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving -- a time of the year to get together and enjoy the company of others - we'll listen again as four longtime friends in Canton share their Thanksgiving memories of family, food and their lives.  Go to full article
Pyrites storyteller Jan Hutslar
Pyrites storyteller Jan Hutslar

Listen up: the art of telling tales

Every year around the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere (or the first day of Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere) people all over the world gather to tell stories for World Storytelling Day.

Pyrites storyteller Jan Hutslar joins Todd Moe in the studio to share her love of telling tales with a story by Faith Ringgold set in Harlem.  Go to full article
These are really qualitative stories. People's experiences, rather than the numbers, figures and dates.

Oral history project to collect Keene, Jay memories of Irene

A group of Burlington College students will conduct oral history interviews to record the Tropical Storm Irene stories of Jay and Keene residents this Saturday at the Keene Community Center. Everyone is invited to share their stories and memories. Instructor John Warren told Todd Moe that participants will be asked a number of questions about their experiences during the storm, and will have the chance to tell the stories they think are important to remember. To schedule your interview, contact John Warren via email at jnwarrenjr@gmail.com or call 518-956-3830.  Go to full article
Deborah Dunleavy
Deborah Dunleavy

Sharing stories in Brockville

Some of Canada's best storytellers will gather at the Brockville Museum on Friday and Saturday for the 13th Annual Festival of Storytelling. Among the guests this weekend will be Newfoundland fiddler and storyteller Kelly Russell and Sally Jaeger, telling stories for the whole family. Artistic Director Deborah Dunleavy, a member of the Thousand Islands Yarnspinners, says the event will include stories, spooky costumes and fiddle music. Todd Moe spoke with her about the art of telling tales.  Go to full article

Preview: "The Moth" at the Clayton Opera House

We are co-hosting a storytelling event at the Clayton Opera House next Wednesday night. The Moth Mainstage is great stories, told live without scripts or props. It will feature storytellers from The Moth Radio Hour and the North Country. Todd Moe spoke with Moth producer Maggie Cino about the radio show and the live event in Clayton on the 27th. She says the Moth's style of storytelling is "magical".  Go to full article
Tzipporah Marks-Barnett. Source: Facebook
Tzipporah Marks-Barnett. Source: Facebook

Tzipporah Marks-Barnett: A passion for telling stories

The Newcomb United Methodist Church will host an afternoon of words and music this Sunday at 3:30 pm. California storyteller Tzipporah Marks-Barnett is one of the presenters who will share her love of telling tales. She's an ordained Jewish storyteller, who joins a long tradition of sharing stories, many with messages and life lessons.

Here, she tells a Hassidic tale of love titled, A Generous Wife. Todd Moe spoke with Marks-Barnett and asked about her journey to becoming an ordained storyteller.  Go to full article
Storyteller Bill LaLonde. Photo: Storytellers of Canada
Storyteller Bill LaLonde. Photo: Storytellers of Canada

The Crystal: love and pickpocketing

Our storytelling series, The Crystal, continues with Brockville storyteller Bill LaLonde. He shares a tale about love and pickpocketing in Victorian London.  Go to full article
Storyteller Deborah Dunleavy
Storyteller Deborah Dunleavy

The Crystal: A Valentine's Day party to remember

This month, the Crystal storyteller Deborah Dunleavy tells a story of a Valentine's Day from her childhood where she threw a big party for her friends and her father, a firefighter, saved the day.  Go to full article
Deborah Dunleavy
Deborah Dunleavy

A Scottish story of love and good luck

Brockville storyteller Deborah Dunleavy shares a story of love and good luck from Scotland on the January edition of "The Crystal."  Go to full article

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