Storytelling at Ice House
Concluding two days in Morgan County schools, Adopt-a-School artists Jo Ann Dadisman and June Riffle, known as Mountain Echoes present a special afterschool adventure at the Ice House on Tuesday, September 25 at 3:45pm. The Morgan Arts Council (MAC) is producing the informal program where Mountain Echoes engage in some old-style storytelling including historical Appalachian fiction, poetry and song, and ghost stories.
"We're inviting the whole community to stop by, students, homeschoolers, parents, grandparents, seniors -- anyone who is interested in hearing stories," said Bibi Hahn who coordinates the Adopt-a-School program for MAC. "Jo Ann and June will also be getting folks to tell their own stories."
The Mountain Echoes pair are West Virginia folklorists and storytellers who were both former West Virginia public school teachers. They are dedicated to sharing tales from the Appalachian region. They have worked throughout the state including working as touring performers for the state park system.
The program is offered free with funds from the WV Commission on the Arts and MAC donors. The Ice House is located at Independence and Mercer. Several school buses pass by and can drop off students. For more information call 258-2300.