United Church of Chester Presents

Tellabration!  A Celebration of the Oral Tradition

Tellabration is a mammoth storytelling event - and that's no Tall Tale! It's a storytelling phenomenon, made up of dozens of storytelling happenings all over the world. Its purpose is to introduce adults, as well as children, to the pleasures of the oral art of storytelling.  It is one of the programs offered by The Connecticut Storytelling Center, based at Connecticut College in New London.

The United Church of Chester will host a Tellabration for adults on Saturday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m.  Valerie Tutson will be performing.  Tickets are on sale at Celebrations in Deep River, and Chester Package Store in Chester.  For more information call 860-526-2697. 

Valerie graduated from Brown University with a Masters Degree in Theatre Arts and a degree in a self-designed major—Storytelling As A Communications Art. Valerie has been telling stories in schools, churches, libraries, festivals and conferences since 1991. She draws her stories from around the world with an emphasis on African traditions. Her repertoire includes stories and songs she learned in her travels to South Africa, her experiences in West Africa, and stories from African American history. In addition, she is gaining quite a reputation for her exciting retelling of age-old Bible stories. She not only delights listeners with her tale-telling, she also teaches workshops and classes to students of all ages, and hosts CULTURAL TAPESTRY, an award-winning show for COX 3 celebrating the diverse cultures around us. Valerie has most recently served as the Co-Director of the National Black Storytelling Festival in Providence, RI

A full listing of Tellabration sites in Connecticut with dates and times can be found by logging onto http://www.connstorycenter.org  and clicking on “Tellabration”  or by calling The Connecticut Storytelling Center at 860-439-2764.

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