Thursday, October 24, 2013
This month of October has been literally filled with storytelling events, shows, rehearsals, and evenings by the fire.
My small town is decked out in pumpkins, orange lights, large spiders that light up when you pass, and the tumbling of russet leaves.
It is hard to find a more beautiful place than the Midwest during Autumn. But then again...upstate New York, Vermont, Oregon, Ocracoke...well, need I add more?
Friday night I will be telling tales at the Fremont Public Library for their Pumpkin Trail. This is suitable for young families. Come in costume, walk the trail, sit by the fire with me for a few 'not so scary' stories and find your way home in the dark. This event will be held from 5-7.
Saturday evening is the annual event at Pokagon featuring ghost stories. I will be sharing the stage with friend and storyteller, Steve Etheridge. I have been told this is our 22nd year at Pokagon. The children's stories are at 7:00 after Trick or Treating in the park. The adults will gather for stories at 8:30. Please dress warmly, it promises to be cold.
On Halloween Eve at seven bells (October 30th at 7:00) I am hosting Poe night at Trine University. The event will be held at Wells Theatre. Bring a friend and a poem or just listen to our renditions of "The Tell Tale Heart" and "The Raven" both by Poe, of course, as well as other selected pieces.
I know lots of you readers live far away and are unable to attend, but please support the arts in your local communities. I am sure there are concerts and Poe readings everywhere!
As always, thank you for supporting my work, and until later...