College to welcome storyteller

POULTNEY Award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb comes to Green Mountain College to present almost forgotten folkloric tales of the Kurdish people on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the colleges Ackley Theatre. Her appearance is the second event in this year's Storyteller Series at GMC. The program is free and open to the public. A master teller, Edgecomb will share legends from her new book A Fire In My Heart: Kurdish Tales, including never before published stories revealing the rich folklore traditions of this ancient Middle Eastern culture and anecdotes of her travels up sheer mountain roads to record the last Kurdish storytellers. The performance resonates with the humor and pathos of Kurdish village life and the colorful people that shared their lives with her. According to Publishers Weekly Edgecomb is a virtuoso of the spoken word, a storyteller in the grand tradition. Two-time winner of the Storytelling World Honors Award, Edgecombs narrative style and humorous outlook makes her a sought-after storyteller.

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