Appalachian folktales

October 27, 2018

Appalachian folktales

The Art of Guild of Greene is pleased to sponsor a Storytelling event featuring Appalachian folktales and ghost stories presented by Susan Clark and Joan Swift.

Susan Clark has been telling stories and teaching storytelling for more than 30 years through her career as children’s librarian and continuing into her retirement. Her favorite tales come from the Appalachian Mountain regions and Native American traditions. She is most well known for her ghost tales which she shares at libraries and campgrounds around the state. She tells stories to child and adult groups in libraries, schools, museums and festivals.

Joan Swift fell in love with storytelling when she went to the National Storytelling Festival in 1987. Realizing this was a perfect fit for her love of story through reading and in theater she proceeded to get her Masters in the Art in Storytelling and Reading from ESTU and began telling stories professionally in about 1996. As part of Tales in Tandem with her husband Mack, she told all around the state of VA in libraries, festivals, and schools. She now tells solo as Tales A Plenty. She shares stories from Appalachian Jack Tales, spooky tales, folktales from around the world and recently has added tales from Shakespeare’s time to her repertoire.

The Storytelling event venue is the Library in Stanardsville, Va. 7PM, October 27, 2018