A Celebration of Storytelling at the VCFA
Throughout the country, people are gathering in small groups to tell stories. Inspired in part by the public radio program, "The Moth", participants share personal stories live on stage with no notes. The Vermont College of Fine Arts recently held a Celebration of Storytelling in Montpelier, and VPR brings you five of those stories this week. They illustrate that the art of storytelling is not lost in Vermont!
In the first story, broadcast 10/18/2010, Ann Hagman Cardinal of Morrisville explains how a daughter will go to any lengths to honor her mother’s last wish. Her story is entitled “Elaina’s Ashes”
10/18 Elaina's Ashes
Ann Hagman Cardinal of Morrisville explains how a daughter will go to any lengths to honor her mother’s last wish. Her story is entitled "Elaina's Ashes"
10/19 The Calling Card
Susan Cooke Kittredge of Shelburne shares a special moment from the memorial service for her mother-in-law. Her story is titled, "The Calling Card"
Gary Moore of East Calais tells about an encounter with an intriguing stranger. His story – entitled "There" – offers some food for thought.
10/21 Coincidence and a Kiss
Tom Boone of Sutton, tells the story of day when everything that could go wrong went wrong – but the day still ended perfectly. His story is called "Coincidence and a Kiss".
10/22 The Tiger and the Bulldog
Peter Smith, who was Vermont’s Lieutenant Governor in the 1980s, tells a story from his college days entitled "The Tiger and the Bulldog."