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  • Writer's pictureJoyce Slater

A Note from the President

Hello my friends,

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. It is a time to be with family and share stories. October was a scary month this year. There were so many storytelling programs on Zoom this year that were frightening. There were ghosts, witches, and vampires galore. Even MO-TELL proved to have a very scary program. We held a virtual concert on Zoom on October 16 th with tellers Bobby Norfolk, Sherry Norfolk and Ken Wolfe. The stories were so scary one of the audience members contacted me immediately following the concert with a message “The storytellers were great. I do think I may watch a Hallmark movie before I try to sleep tonight.” I can’t wait until next year’s Halloween program.

Speaking of programs, MO-TELL is gearing up for Tellabration! A Night of Storytelling for Adults. The date is November 19. The time is 7 pm. The storytellers are Lee Giezentanner, Sue Hinkel and Angela Williams.

Tellabration! We are a part of a something big! See you there.

“My gripe is not with lovers of the truth but with truth herself. What succor, what consolation is there in truth, compared to a story? What good is truth, at midnight, in the dark, when the wind is roaring like a bear in the chimney? When the lightning strikes shadows on the bedroom wall and the rain taps at the window with its long fingernails?
No. When fear and cold make a statue of you in your bed, don’t expect hard-boned and fleshless truth to come running to your aid. What you need are the plump comforts of a story. The soothing, rocking safety of a lie.”
Diane Setterfield , The Thirteenth Tale

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