Let the Townships Tellers lighten your day
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.