Family Stories: Creating Storytelling Rugs

Family Stories: How and Why to Remember and Tell Them - Recall the Stories You Want for Your Storytelling Rugs

If you have always wanted to make a family storytelling rug, you won't want to miss this event! In this active and interactive program, oral historian, storyteller, and folklorist Jo Radner shares foolproof ways to mine memories and interview relatives for meaningful stories. Participants will practice finding, developing, and telling their own tales.

This NH Humanities "Humanities To Go" program is sponsored by The White Mountain Woolen Magic Rughooking guild, and is free and open to the public. Note: The rughooking guild meeting goes until 2pm - feel free to stay!

More about the presenter: Jo Radner received her PhD from Harvard University. Before returning to her family home in western Maine as a freelance storyteller and oral historian, she spent 31 years as a professor at American University in Washington, D.C., teaching literature, folklore, American Studies, Celtic Studies and storytelling.