Chincoteague Storytelling guild
The next gathering of the Chincoteague Storytelling Guild will be at 6:30 pm on Friday, September 23, at the Chincoteague Island Library at 4077 Main Street. We're excited to have Laura Davis, creator of the wonderful Tide and Thyme website, as our first storyteller of the evening followed by the opportunity for members of the audience to also tell a brief story. Last month's event was very successful and fun, with over 45 people joining our scheduled tellers to listen or share.
Hear a Story/Share a Story is free and open to all. No one will be asked to tell a story; all speakers will be volunteers. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 with the program beginning at 7 pm. Following the stories, for those who are interested, there will be a discussion of ideas for future meetings of the Storytelling Guild.
With the growing popularity of storytelling on national radio (The Moth, StoryCorps, Snap Judgment, etc.) the Guild believes that there are many residents of Chincoteague with stories to tell. Meetings like this will provide everyone the venue and opportunity to hear stories told by notable local residents and to share stories of their own. Stories can be based on real situations, total fabrications, history, legends, fairy tales, big lies, small lies, innuendo and half-truths. A good story is a good story.
The Chincoteague Storytelling Guild is a partnership of the Chincoteague Island Library, the Museum of Chincoteague Island, and the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance (CCA). CCA continues to work with the Virginia Storytelling Alliance to advance the art of storytelling in all its forms.