Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Glade Sun

April 24, 2014

Storytelling guilds come together for free event

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland Mountain Storytelling Guild (CMSG) located in Crossville and the Cleveland Tennessee Storytelling Guild will come together to share stories Sunday, April 27, at the 127 South Senior Center. Stories will begin promptly at 2 p.m., and admission is free.

Several different local and regional storytellers will be telling stories within this two-hour event. The public is invited to come listen to the broad range of stories and tellers.

“Some stories are funny, some touching, some educational, but all of them are entertaining,” promised Sandy Lewis, current president of the CMSG.

“If you have never heard a live performance of storytelling, here is your opportunity to attend a free event,” said Betty Roe.
Roe, along with her husband, Mike Roe, are the storytelling couple known as the Edu-Tellers. They have been telling stories in tandem together for 16 years and will be among the local tellers for the April 27 event. Roe is a retired educator and has been telling professionally for more than 43 years.

Also telling from Crossville are Leslie Ziegler and Tim Mangan. Rounding out the roster is Sandy Lewis from Sparta.

This is the third time the two guilds have come together to share stories.

“We alternate in the spring and fall between Crossville and Cleveland,” said Roe. “It is interesting to see the different styles of storytelling. It is a great learning experience for guild members while entertaining an audience.”

The storytellers travelling from Cleveland include Judy Baker, Finn Bille, Deborah Holland, Maurine Olin and Caneta Gentry.

Light refreshments will be served. Please plan to arrive a little early so the program can begin on time at 2 p.m. The 127 Senior Center is on 127 South just past the intersection of Hwy. 127 and the Miller bypass.

The Cumberland Mountain Storytelling Guild is open to anyone interested in storytelling. Meetings are held the second Monday each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fair Park Senior Center. Meetings consist of an hour of storytelling followed by a business meeting. Both seasoned and beginning storytellers are welcome.

For more information, contact Regina Hurst at 210-4612.

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