Hello friends -I am looking at a busy week for storytelling! 
 
First, some of you already know this, but let me remind you of the Institute Library's Fourth Annual Tellabration, presented by participants in the IL's Fall Storytelling Workshops.  We are having two shows (we had too many stories to fit into one evening) at 7:30 on November 9 (Today!) and on Tuesday, November 14.  We have a good lineup with a strong mix of returning tellers and new talent. See the attached flyers. 
 
Second, on Sunday, November 12, at 2 P.M., I will be telling "This Business of Fighting", a story drawn mostly from my father's letters to his parents during World War II.  Location is Christ Episcopal Church, 470 Quaker Farms Road, Oxford, CT. My favorite listener response quote: 
 
 
“A powerful story, an empathic point of view—I really appreciated that it informed me of military operations realistically and accepted (did not deny or dramatize) the human fear, neither did it preach a specific point of view … its honest perspective helps me have a broader understanding of what a person who does military service goes through ... your story brings out that need in a loving and human way … I am so glad I made the journey and heard the story.  It left me wanting more, and wishing I’d known your dad and his parents.” – A listener from Fairfield, CT
 
Jeanne Donato will also be telling her story about the CT/RI border war - this should be a positive feast of historical storytelling. 
 
This is also part of the Statewide Tellabration effort, for all the other sites coming up see: