Let the Town­ships Tell­ers lighten your day

Sherbrooke Record - - TALK - Sub­mit­ted by Ann Roth­fels

The Town­ships Tell­ers have led a quiet ex­is­tence within the Len­noxville com­mu­nity for many years. First founded by Joan Buchanan with its home base at the Women’s Cen­tre in Len­noxville, the group even­tu­ally moved to the Up­lands Cul­tural and Her­itage Cen­tre and has been un­der the stew­ard­ship of sto­ry­teller Ann Roth­fels since 1990.

On Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 18th, the Town­ships Tell­ers will pro­vide an evening of sto­ries at Up­lands at 7 p.m., based upon the theme “Light­ing the Dark…sto­ries of hope, courage and il­lu­mi­na­tion”. All dona­tions will be in sup­port of Up­lands, in grat­i­tude for that com­fort­able and beau­ti­ful sto­ry­telling space. Re­fresh­ments will be served.

Tell­ers Heather Davis, Shirley Nort­cliffe, Ann Roth­fels and Michel Thibault, will be joined by spe­cial guest Selina Eisen­berg of the Mon­treal Guild of Sto­ry­tellers. Eisen­berg, with train­ing in the field of Early Child­hood Ed­u­ca­tion, has been telling sto­ries for over twenty-five years. She is com­fort­able with au­di­ences of all ages and en­chants lis­ten­ers with the hint of hu­mour that is al­ways present in the warm tones of her voice. Much of her ma­te­rial comes from East­ern Eu­ro­pean tra­di­tions. Eisen­berg was cho­sen as a par­tic­i­pant for the Cana­dian Chil­dren’s Book Week tour in 2013 (many sto­ries there!) and served as pres­i­dent of the na­tional sto­ry­telling or­ga­ni­za­tion Sto­ry­tellers of Canada – Con­teurs du Canada for two years.

For many of us, these have been dark times both po­lit­i­cally and emo­tion­ally. Why not join the tell­ers in an evening of story de­signed to bring com­fort and hope?

Ann Roth­fels of the Town­ships Tell­ers and Ena Greyeyes pre­sent­ing a sto­ry­telling work­shop for Up­lands last fall.

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