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NEAR and Far Storytellers (Hosted by Jim Harriman and Carolyn Stearns)

December 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is a program of storytelling featuring an open mic opportunity for anyone in the audience during the first half with headliners for the second half.

$10 Suggested Donation

OK, story lovers, here is the perfect scenario. We get six inches of snow on Friday, December 8th. Then on Sunday, December 10th, the weather is crisp but beautiful.

  You stop by the Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main St, Middletown from three to five in the afternoon to sip eggnog from Mountain Dairy and listen to Carolyn Stearns and Jim Harriman regale you with heartwarming and hilarious tales of New England Christmases from the past.  

Well, we can’t guarantee the weather, but we can assure you that there will be stories filled with humor, laughter and all-around good cheer. Oh, and the eggnog will be the finest you’ve ever tasted.

 We wish you the best during this holiday season and, most of all, may our stories warm your hearts!

                            Jim, Carolyn and everybody at the Buttonwood

Jim Harriman: Jim is a retired professional dabbler, who once was a middle school language arts teacher. Besides being a parent and grandfather, he is a storyteller, writer, story coach, actor, director, playwright, and literacy workshop leader. Many of his stories are about the fascinating characters, both real and imagined, who he has met over the years. Many of the plays he has written are about unlikely friendships and interconnectedness.

Jim has been an active member of the Connecticut Storytelling Center for nearly thirty years. Basically, he loves a good story, whether he’s telling it or listening to one of the vast number of excellent tellers around us.

Carolyn Stearns: Carolyn Stearns Connecticut Storyteller is also a public service announcer. Her voice is heard at many New England venues including Cowboy Mounted Shooting, The New England Donkey and Mule Club shows regularly schedule Carolyn Stearns as announcer, as does the Guilford Fair. The Lippitt Morgan Horse Show in Tunbridge, VT. and Connecticut’s Brooklyn Fair have used announcing services.

Carolyn’s official website: http://www.carolynstearnsstoryteller.com/

Their official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NEAR-and-Far-Storytellers-197283876991691/




December 10, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm