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NEAR and Far Storytellers
March 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$10
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. The featured tellers for the 2/12/17 performance will be Carolyn Stearns and Jim Harriman.
Jim Harriman descends from a long line of laconic New Hampshirites who reveled in the art of one word answers and statements. Growing up, he was too short to tell tall tales, too loquacious to tell short stories and too straight to construct a believable lie. As a young adult he felt that he was an artist lacking an art. Then, he was introduced to a microphone and he’s been telling stories ever since.
Jim is a former middle school teacher, storyteller, playwright, actor, director, and story coach. He has performed his stories in several locations in the United States, as well as in Russia, South Africa, Turkey and China. He has written twenty plays for young adult and adult audiences, most of which he has directed and/or acted in. He has been in numerous Connecticut libraries and schools presenting the joy and excitement of reading and learning.
I live at the intersection of arts and agriculture. I perform all types of stories but am drawn to stories from history. My historical family story CD, George Henry Story – The Man Who Painted Lincoln was the recipient of three awards. My workshops range from Family Stories to STEAM Ice Cream: engaging participants in the STEM curriculum with the Art of storytelling, alternative energy and making ice cream. I am part of the 9th generation to live on the family dairy farm, Mountain Dairy in Mansfield Connecticut. You can find me on Social Media, Twitter, Facebook, You-Tube, Instagram and LinkedIn.