Gilbert Knows Jack — Storytelling In Steelhead, 6:00pm — 7:00pm SLT

Join Radio Riel’s “Sto­ry­teller in Res­i­dence” this evening at The Steel­head City Hall for a ses­sion of sto­ries on that icon­ic sto­ry protagonist…Jack. Join us at from 6:00pm — 7:00pm SLT.

Quot­ed from “Won­der Tales in Appalachia” by Grace Toney Edwards:

Jack­’s sto­ries almost always fol­low a for­mu­la­ic pat­tern: Jack is the under­dog or scape­goat who goes out into the world to try to make his way alone. Invari­ably Jack faces chal­lenges that his broth­ers, Will and Tom, fail; but he sur­mounts them, usu­al­ly by means of a super­nat­ur­al helper (such as a bul­l’s horn or a table­cloth or a cowhide). These appear to be ordi­nary objects, but they have been endowed with mag­i­cal pow­ers and giv­en to Jack, typ­i­cal­ly because he has shown human com­pas­sion some­where in his life­time. With the help of his tokens, then, Jack pass­es the tests, wins the stakes (usu­al­ly gold and a pret­ty girl).”

Fol­low­ing the per­for­mance, Gilbert will answer ques­tions regard­ing tra­di­tion­al tales and the art of sto­ry­telling, as time per­mits.

This is a live audio stream sto­ry­telling per­for­mance, pro­duced by Radio Riel. Media url address for SL (or out­side of SL lis­ten­ers) :

About the Sto­ry­teller

Gilbert Sap­wood is a sto­ry­teller, trav­eller and col­lec­tor of tales. He tells sto­ries from the British Isles, Ire­land and from his Cana­di­an home, sto­ries from the Broth­ers Grimm, and tales from the folk­lore of the Good Peo­ple, wher­ev­er they may be found. He is the founder of, and dri­ving force behind, the Sto­ry­telling Guild of Sec­ond Life, and is com­mit­ted to spread­ing the love of tra­di­tion­al sto­ry­telling in Sec­ond Life. If there is a fire­side, pub or gath­er­ing that needs a sto­ry, he has one ready. Gil is avail­able for pri­vate and pub­lic tellings, as short as required, or as long as a win­ter’s night.

Join the “Sto­ry­telling Guild of Sec­ond Life” group for infor­ma­tion on future events.

Spon­sored by the Steel­head Pub­lic Library, and pro­duced by Radio Riel.

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