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Upcoming Event at Port Townsend Public Library
Tellabration!TM by The Hearth an evening of Storytelling
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room
Saturday, Nov. 18, 6:30-8:30p.m.

Tellabration! ™

A Worldwide Storytelling Event

The Quimper Storytelling Guild and Port Townsend Library are preparing an evening of storytelling to warm the heart.  Jefferson County will participate this year in the 29th annual Tellabration!TM, a world wide storytelling evening.  Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy stories around the historic hearth of the Library’s Carnegie Reading room on Saturday November 18th at 6:30 pm. 


Tellabration! TM Began in 1988 by “yarn spinner” J.G. Pinkerton of Connecticut Storytelling Center. He envisioned an international event as a means of building community support for oral art of storytelling.  Under the umbrella of the National Storytelling Network the annual event, held on the third Saturday in November, quickly expanded. By 1997 there were Tellebration! Events in every continent except Antartica. This year, over 40 states and nine countries will host locally organized storytelling performances to delight and captivate audiences.


There are many kinds of stories and different styles of oral storytelling.  Tellabration by the Hearth will feature 7 local tellers.  The stories will range from classic Asian folk tales to personal family stories to classic tall tales. Seven storytellers performing in concert are: Pan Greenwood, Pamela Ziemann, Nancy O’Lally, Michele Bruns, Marti Haley, Chas Dowd, and Cathy Thomas; Eisler will be the Master Of Ceremonies.

Quimper Storytelling Guild & Friends of the Port Townsend Library .