Storytelling Guild to host annual celebrationWritten by John Dorsey | | email@example.com
Members of the Frogtown Storytelling Guild are welcoming the return of the group’s annual signature event, “Telebration.”
Founded in 1988 by J.G. Pinkerton, the worldwide gathering has become a Toledo tradition. This year’s event, which is set for Nov. 8 at the Maumee Indoor Theater, will feature Irish storyteller Mike Mazur as well as tales by Condessa Croninger, Tari Miller, Ken Solo, Catherine Andujar, Tim Reichard, Linda Kerul, Michael Moore, Marian Hallauer, Odessa Rowan and Pat Lora. Mazur, who resides in Cleveland, can trace his family roots to the Emerald Isles’ County Mayo.
Mazur will share his favorite Celtic tales and his journey of reconnection with his Irish roots while visiting with his 80-year old uncle, tucked in a slate roof cottage with no electricity, gas, water or phone, as he spent long nights listening to stories, poetry and songs in English and Gaelic.
“Last year’s event was attended by around 150 people. Appreciation for the art of storytelling just seems to be growing; I don’t see becoming less relevant in our culture,” said Guild President Pat Lora. “You can roll along telling stories anywhere, churches, parties, schools, come one, come all — we welcome anyone to come see what we’re all about.”
The group has been meeting once a month locally for the past 15 years. Their next meeting will be Jan 10. Membership dues are $25 a year.
“We have a terrific line up of storytellers who are donating their outstanding talent in support of this local event,” said director Croninger. “We have a delicious offering of stories. Listeners will hear tales that will make them laugh, gasp, cry and settle in for a grand night of stories. There will be something for everyone.”
Tickets for “Telebration” are $10 at the door. The show will begin at 7 p.m. The Maumee Indoor Theater is located at 601 Conant Street. Rehearsals will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 1 at the Sylvania Branch Library.
For more information, call (419) 841-5608 or visit http://frogtownstorytellers.googlepages.com/home.