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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tellabration!: The Worldwide Event of Storytelling at the Monona Public Library!

A little history of the Tellabration!:

Tellabration!—the International Night of Storytelling for Adults—is held every November on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Begun in 1987 by Connecticut storyteller J. G. Pinkerton, the goal of this event is to raise the level of awareness of this ancient art form in the adult community. Often adults assume that storytelling is meant only for children, but there are many stories—both personal and folk tales—that are appropriate for adults. Tellabration! also strives to build grassroots support for storytelling.

Saturday, Nov. 20, 3:30p.m.

When? 11/20 at 3:30p.m.

What? Stories! Puppets! Music!Who? All Ages (stories for the very youngest will be first in the lineup before the pie break and then we will invite anyone back who wants to hear 3 more stories for older youth and adults.)

Where? Monona Public Library, 1000 Nichols Road, Monona, WI 53716

How? 608-222-6127

Note: Free. Award-winning Apple Pie by Kristin Sobol. Door Prizes. So much fun! Sign up or Drop in! Sponsored by The Friends of the Monona Public Library. If you need special accommodations to attend, please call 222-6127 one week in advance.

The Storytellers! 2010 WLA Librarian of the Year, Marge Loch-Wouters, bilingual storyteller Kay Elmsley-Weeden, the musical duo of Rick and Sadarri Saskill, and Monona Library Children’s Services Coordinator Karen Wendt!


  1. Marge Loch-Wouters is one of my favorite people ever! I've stolen many good ideas from her!

  2. We invite adults and older youth to join us for more stories starting at 4:50p.m. Watch for information next year about a full program of storytelling for adults.

    The first part of our 11/20 program starting at 3:30(registration is now closed, space for first come first served walk-ins) is going to be stories for very young children.