Fiona Powell offers Story Room for new storytellers at Dietrich Theater

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TUNKHANNOCK — Storytelling is a tradition that is alive and well at the Dietrich Theater.

To help keep that tradition alive,, Fiona Powell invites teens and adults to come to a Story Room, a safe, supportive environment to practice storytelling, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Dietrich. She will begin by telling a folktale, followed by time for novice storytellers to practice telling their own stories. Included in the session, all will learn the history of storytelling.

Reservations are encouraged for this free workshop, which is sponsored by Toni Hockman. To register or for more information, call the theater at 570-996-1500.

Powell is a collector of international folklore, particularly Celtic tales. In addition to appearing at schools, festivals and other events as a storyteller and performer, she is an announcer for WVIA-FM.

The daughter of a Welsh-American lawyer and a British actress, she has lived in Japan, France and Great Britain. For a time, she worked as a shepherd in Somerset, Wales and Scotland. She returns to the British Isles every year, spending most of her times in Wales, where she studies the folkways of her ancestors.

She has shared her tales during many events at the Dietrich and was the discussion leader for the Dietrich Children’s Theatre.

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