Connecticut Historical Society 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 Connecticut Historical Society at 1 Elizabeth St, Hartford, CT will host a Tellabration for all ages Saturday, November 10th at 11am. For more information contact Erin Strogoff 860-236-5621 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Program is FREE. FREE on-site parking is available.
Connecticut Storyteller Andre Keitt has been a storyteller for over two decades. He spins tales from a list of over thirty story programs he created from his love of reading about Africans, African Americans, Dinosaurs, Mystery and Spooky stuff, plus more! His programs are a treasure trove of energy packed tales about the Circus, and Cultural Ceremonies from around the world. They include delicious tales from the Tropical Islands and stories cooked up by his very own grandmother, Mama Thompson, from way down south! Mama Thompson or Martha Greatheart Thompson was like the African griot, keeping the history through stories in his village. So now, Andre, The Greatheart Griot, is flying on his magic story book to bring tales of many people, places, and things, to a location near you!
A full listing of over 25 Tellabration sites in Connecticut with dates and times can be found by logging onto http://www.connstorycenter.org/tellabration.htm or by calling The Connecticut Storytelling Center at 860-439-2764.