Amazons, Monsters and Dragons at FPL
The Florida Public Library will host its Spring Storytelling Café on Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m. Members of the Black Dirt Storytelling Guild which meets monthly at the library will blend their March meeting theme of Amazons with this year’s World Storytelling Day theme of Monsters and Dragons to offer a compelling selection of folktales, myths and personal stories for adult listeners. World Storytelling Day is celebrated throughout the northern hemisphere on March 20, the spring equinox. Teens over the age of 16 who listen like adults are also welcome to attend the program which will feature adult material.
The café will showcase special guest teller Ruediger Guhl of White Plains who was an audience favorite at his last appearance at FPL. Guhl, a German-born international banker turned storyteller, lived for many years in Dusseldorf near the site of Siegfried’s castle at Xanten on the Rhine River. He will entertain with his retelling of the story of the hero Siegfried’s battle with the terrible dragon, Fafnir. He will also share a tale of his personal journey to Siberia, Russia.
Homemade desserts, brewed coffees and specialty teas will be served at the café. Call Madelyn Folino at 651-7659 if you would like to tell a story that evening. Members of the Guild are always interested in mentoring beginning storytellers and offering coaching tips. They welcome suggestions in advance on what favorite stories audience members would like to hear. Register online or call the library.