Tellabration! fosters art of storytelling
Murrysville Community Library sponsors the StoryWorks Storytelling Guild, which presented the 14th annualTellabration! Nov. 22 at Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church.
The Tellabration! in Murrysville was part of a worldwide event arranged by the National Storytelling Network. Each year, hundreds of guilds celebrate the ancient art of storytelling the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Master of ceremonies was Michael Perry, who performed “Here's What's Bugging Me,” for an audience of adults and youths age 10 and older.
Dean Hazelton performed “The Molasses Calamity.”
Marva Seymour did “Party Line” and Bud Fisher performed “A Favorite Song Bestowed on Me.”
Barb Guger performed “The Three Sillies” and Barbara Seels did “Semester at Sea.”
Featured teller and special guest was Darren Miller, the first American man to complete the Ocean's Seven Challenge, a series of endurance swims in the world's most challenging channels.
Music was by Frank and Lois Clark.
“Write, If You Live to Get There,” a tale of westward expansion told through 120 years of family letters, was for sale at the event. The book was compiled and edited by Mary K. Sonntag and Mary Jo Sonntag.
StoryWorks meets at
7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month except June and July at Murrysville Community Library.
Call 724-307-8679 for meeting details. Tellers, would-be tellers and listeners are welcome.
— Dawn Law