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Pyrites storyteller Jan Hutslar
Pyrites storyteller Jan Hutslar

Storytellers share the oldest form of theatre in Canton

You're invited to a preview of World Storytelling Day this Saturday night in Canton. A group of local storytellers and guests from the Ottawa Storytellers will host an evening of spinning their tales at the Unitarian Universalist Church (7 pm).

World Storytelling Day is next Wednesday. It's a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling, celebrated every year on the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of autumn in the southern.

Pyrites storyteller Jan Hutslar joins Todd Moe in the studio to share her love of telling tales with a story by Joseph Anthony, The Dandelion Seed.  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

Giving Voice: Chase Twichell

Poet Chase Twichell is the founder of Ausable Press and author of six collections of poetry. The most recent is Dog Language, published by Copper Canyon Press in 2005. Dale Hobson talked with the author on a broadcast of Open Studio before a live audience in Keene Valley, NY. They discuss poetry of place, and the author reads her poem "The Paper River."  Go to full article
From top left: Roger Bonair-Agard, Rachel McKibbens & Patricia Smith
From top left: Roger Bonair-Agard, Rachel McKibbens & Patricia Smith

Poetry that blurs boundaries

Some of the top performance poets in the country will be at Bluseed Studios in Saranac Lake tonight. Nationally acclaimed poets Roger Bonair-Agard, Rachel McKibbens and Patricia Smith will take the stage to share their favorite poems out loud. These slam poetry champs push and blur boundaries between music, art, theater and literature. Tonight's free event (8 pm) is sponsored by the Adirondack Center for Writing. Todd Moe spoke with poet Roger Bonair-Agard.  Go to full article

Giving Voice: Michael Czarnecki

Michael Czarnecki is a rare animal--a poet who makes a full-time living through his art. From his home base in the Finger Lakes, he spends many days each year on the road, reading his work and conducting workshops. His company, Foothills Publishing, has brought forward the work of countless other poets in more than twenty years of collections and anthologies. He will be in the North Country next week, holding workshops and readings in Canton and Tupper Lake. Dale Hobson talked with him by phone to see how he does it all.

Michael Czarnecki will be at the Canton Free Library on Tuesday, April 29. As part of the Brown Bag Luncheon series, he will conduct a Palm of the Hand Memoir Writing Workshop at noon, followed at 7 pm by a reading of his Travel Works poetry and non fiction. On Wednesday at 7 pm, he will be at the Goff-Nelson Library in Tupper Lake for a reading of his travel writing, followed the next day at 7 pm by a Palm of the Hand workshop.  Go to full article
Kanji character "haru" means Spring
Kanji character "haru" means Spring

Do you Haiku?

Web manager and resident poet Dale Hobson joins Todd Moe to kick off the 3rd annual NCPR Spring Haiku Invitational.  Go to full article

Giving Voice: Editing Old Poems is Like a Cuban Taxi

Giving Voice goes green this month on the theme of "Repair, Reuse, Recycle." We repair to the Readers & Writers archive from April 2006 to reuse a poem of Dale Hobson's about recycling old poems into new ones: "Editing Old Poems is Like a Cuban Taxi."  Go to full article

Giving Voice: Matt Frank

Matt Frank is a recent arrival in the North Country, coming here via Illinois, Alaska and Phoenix. A poet and a food writer, he teaches English and creative writing at Jefferson County Community College, and makes his home in Alexandria Bay. For our Giving Voice series, Dale Hobson talks with him about his writing, and about the sometimes painful process of growing as a writer. He reads the poem "The Dressmaker's Dummy" from his collection, Sagittarius Agitprop.  Go to full article

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