by Lorraine Payette, written September 11, 2013
(BROCKVILLE, ON) – The days are getting shorter, colours soon deepening on the horizon from pearly light to crimson to velvety blues and blacks sprinkled with the twinkling gems of a starry sky. With the night comes mystery, and a time of enchantment. Who knows what might be there in the darkness? Perhaps an imp, full of mischief and ready to trick those around him. Perhaps a handsome knight out to save the beautiful damsel in distress. Perhaps the other way around…
The tellers of tales are ready to let you know, and to have you join their ranks. The Yarnspinners will gather again starting on Monday, September 16, meeting at the Community Room of the 1000 Islands Mall at 2399 Parkedale Avenue in Brockville, Ontario.
“We’re looking forward to a brand new season filled with brand new people and brand new stories,” says Deborah Dunleavy, master storyteller. “We look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new people. We hope they’ll come out and join in the listening and telling.”
The first topic for this year is “As the Seasons Change”. And yes, everyone has a story. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it, but deep down inside, there is always something – a memory, real or imagined, or a tale told by someone else. Sometimes it’s something original, sometimes an old standard, but there’s always a story waiting to come out.
And if it doesn’t come on the first night, it is perfectly alright to just sit and listen. There will be other nights, other tales to tell. Who knows where it might all lead? From quiet stories told at home to public performances, there will always be a need for good storytellers.
The Yarnspinners are made up of storytellers and listeners, from the very new to the seasoned professional. Each is there to listen, to share, and to learn. And each is willing to encourage the others in every way possible.
The group meets on the third Monday of each month, and each meeting has a different theme. To find them, please go to the Thousand Islands Mall and use the west entrance at the Royal Bank. Walk straight ahead, and they will be there waiting. Feel free to bring a friend or several, as good stories are worth sharing with as many people as possible.
For more information, please go to http://www.deborahdunleavy.com/pages/12yarn.html