Coming This Weekend!


I will be on the storytelling stage Saturday and Sunday. Come enjoy this fine festival and help celebbrate its 50th anniversary.


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Allegheny Echoes Creative Writing: This Summer!

Coming June 23-28 in beautiful Marlinton, WV--writing and storytelling in the mountains.
I am looking forward to being the Creative Writing workshop leader this year for Allegheny Echoes. Thanks, Echoes, for inviting me! I have some exciting plans for this year that bring something a little different to the class: storytelling. We'll still be writing poetry because hey, I love it too. But we'll also be working on and telling stories. I have some field trips planned, and I know our Master for this year, Kari Gunter-Seymour (Poet Laureate of Athens County, Ohio, and Founder/Director of WomenSpeak), is going to knock us out with her inspired workshop and performance.


Coming Soon!



Can't wait to do this presentation for the Jackson City (OH) Library!

Celtic Storytelling and Ballads Program

This weekend! Getting excited about this presentation. Fairies, mermaids, selkies, boggarts, ghosts...it's all in there!



CELTIC STORYTELLING AND BALLADS

MARCH 2, NOON

St. Albans Branch Library

Type: Storytelling
Age: All Ages
Topic: Celtic Calling, Celtic Music, History, St. Patrick's Day, Storytelling

Storytellers Susanna Holstein and Judi Tarowsky will present stories and ballads of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Program includes a multimedia presentation including a Mari Lwyd, photos and other artifacts. Light refreshments and program sponsored by the St. Albans Branch Library Advisory Board. All ages.
Location Details: SA Community Room
Presenter Name: Susanna Holstein
Contact Name: Lora Ward
Contact Email: 304-722-4244
Contact Phone Lora.Ward@kanawhalibrary.org

Spring Schedule

Warm weather will be on the way soon, and so will storytelling events! Here's my schedule for the spring months:

March 2: St. Albans Public Library, St. Albans, WV 12:00 noon.Celtic Storytellers. Family program. Program will include a multimedia presentation with photos, a Mari Lwyd, and more. Refreshments will be served.

March 12: Moundsville-Marshall Public Library, Moundsville, WV, 6:00pm. CelticStorytellers. Program for adult audiences.  Program will include a multimedia presentation with photos, a Mari Lwyd, and more.

March 18: Taylor County Public Library, 5:00pm. Celtic Storytellers. Program for adult audiences.  Program will include a multimedia presentation with photos, a Mari Lwyd, and more.

April 2: Sissonville Public Library. 6:00pm. Jack Tales! For family audience.

April 10: Serenity Coffehouse, Vienna, WV. 6:00pm. Celtic Storytellers. Stories, ballads, folklore, and superstitions!

May 4: TBA

May 11-12: Appalachian Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio



See you soon!


I thoroughly enjoyed working on this excellent article on WV Explorer with David Sibray. 


David asked me about my 5 favorite ghost stories, and our conversation became an article. Click here to read the article in full.


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