Saturday, June 14, 2008

Three Rivers Storytelling Festival continues in East Galway

The Three Rivers Storytelling Festival continues next week in Galway Public Library Branches at Ballinasloe, Woodford, Portumna and Loughrea.

Clare Murphy:
June 20th: Woodford Library, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Loughrea Library 1.30-2.15

Liz Warren:
June 18th: Ballinasloe Library, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
June 19th: Portumna Library, 1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

Miceál Ross:
June 19th: Study Abroad Ireland, Croi OIge Seminar Room, 9:30 - 11:00a.m.

Three Rivers Storytelling Concert – Featuring Jack Lynch,
Liz Warren, Danielle Allison, the Study Abroad Ireland Storytellers, and Guests
June 19th: Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone, 6:30 -7:45p.m.

2008 Featured Tellers
Clare Murphy is a wordsmith and storyteller living and working in the west of Ireland. She has told stories to children of all ages from 1-100 years old. Her magical mythical tales have earned the young Irish storyteller numerous appearances at national and international festivals, including Ondas de Contos Festival in Lisbon, Choowaawaa Children’s Festival, Skiberreen Co. Cork, and at the Children's Museum of Denver, Colorado, USA.

Liz Warren, a fourth-generation Arizonan, is a storyteller, teacher, writer and co-founder of the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. She has performed nationally and in Ireland and England. Representing SMCC, she is the producer of the annual Mesa Storytelling Festival in Mesa, Arizona. Her new textbook, The Oral Tradition Today: An Introduction to the Art of Storytelling will be published in 2008. Every summer she comes to Ireland to teach "The Irish Storytelling Tradition" as part of Mesa Community College’s Study Abroad Ireland Program.

Miceál Ross
is a storyteller and a scholar. His quick wit and great store of tales provide his listeners with surprising and satisfying storytelling experiences. He taught folklore at the Saor-Ollscoil for more than 10 years. He has worked in New Zealand, Canada and the U.S., in Germany and Czechoslovakia. He has contributed to storytelling events in Scotland and Spain and founded the Dublin Yarnspinners Club which has flourished since 1995. He is a founder-member of Storytellers of Ireland.

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