The Florida Public Library, located at 4 Cohen Cir., will hold its 17th annual “Tellabration!” on Sat., Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. The afternoon performance will be produced by the members of the Black Dirt Storytelling Guild. This year’s “Tellabration!” is entitled, “Home Places” and will include a wonderful variety of stories about childhood homes, present homes, imaginary homes and places that make one feel at home and will include folktales, history, humorous tales, and personal memoirs.
In addition to veteran Guild members, “Tellabration!” will feature special guest storytellers from the community. Barbara Horvath, a new Guild member from Warwick, will debut a story. Leslie Collins, who writes stories for the Warwick Valley Dispatch, will talk about his English childhood and Anthony Patton, of Florida, will also be a first-time teller. The event is an opportunity for any experienced or budding storytellers in the community to share their stories, old, new, borrowed, or true. Anyone interested in performing is invited to sign up by calling Folino at 651-7659 as soon as possible. Stories should be no longer than seven minutes.
Admission is the donation of one canned or non-perishable food item per person for the Florida Food Pantry. Following the performance, listeners, storytellers and their families are invited to enjoy a potluck supper at the library. For more information on Tellabration’s history around the world, visit www.tellabration.org. To sign up for this program, register online at www.floridapubliclibrary.org by clicking on Event Calendar. To sign up for the potluck supper, email Maria Martinez at FPL: firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm what you are bringing.