Saturday, September 6, 2008


On Wednesday, September 24 at 7:00 pm., the Worthington Library will be presenting award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb. A Fire in My Heart; A Storyteller's Journey Among the Kurds is an entertaining and insightful performance which charts Diane's years collecting the vanishing folkloric tales of the Kurdish people. Her seven-year quest brought her to remote mountain villages in Turkey which are usually forbidden to outsiders. A master teller, Edgecomb will share legends from her new book, A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Tales, never before published stories that reveal the folkloric riches of this ancient Middle Eastern culture along with anecdotes of her travels up sheer mountain roads to record the last Kurdish storytellers. The performance resonates with the humor and pathos of Kurdish village life and the colorful people that shared their lives with her. Join us for this memorable event.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worthington Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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