Women’s Storytelling Workshop
On Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m., the Storyteller’s Cottage will host professional storyteller Jennifer Munro’s workshop for women; Taking a Stand. Using storytelling to teach women to take back their own narratives, Munro will lead a discussion on the themes of control, power and powerlessness, and will share an original adult fairy tale.
Growing up in a large working class family in the industrial Midlands in England, Munro fell in love with the spoken word. Poignant, funny and profoundly moving, Munro’s extensive repertoire of stories is carefully crafted narrative that resonates with the frailty and courage of the human spirit.
Tickets for the Taking a Stand workshop are $40 each and can be reserved at storytellerscottage.com. The Storyteller’s Cottage is located at 750 Hopmeadow Street in a vintage Victorian house in the center of Simsbury.
Join Alice and the White Rabbit for dinner
The Storyteller’s Cottage, 750 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury, will host a whimsical Alice in Wonderland-themed dinner held at midnight on Saturday, May 25. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic novel, the evening will feature a gourmet three-course meal, themed décor and discussion, and charming literary games.
Guests are invited to dress in their most dazzling and eccentric finery, the better to complement the fanciful Victorian room full of mismatched clocks, odd creatures in birdcages and trees growing playing cards. From the evening’s start at 11 p.m., guests will be delighted with amusing icebreaker activities based in literature, interspersed with curious and quirky food and drink. A gourmet dinner will be served at midnight amid a continuation of literary conversation. While the menu is a deep secret until that evening, food allergies and restrictions may be accommodated with advance notice. Guests are invited to BYOB.
Tickets are $60 each and can be reserved at storytellerscottage.com. Please call 860-877-6099 for more information.