The Art of Storytelling and History

  • Monday, October 02, 2023
  • 10:00 AM
  • Zoom


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The Art of Storytelling and History

The Connecticut Storytelling Center (CSC) is interested in collaborating with CLHO members to bring history alive through storytelling.  We’d like members of CSC and CLHO to exchange ideas of ways that we can help each other do this.  Please join us for a Zoom meeting on October 2 at 10:00 a.m. to explore how we might support each other

Director Ann Shapiro will give a brief of overview of what CSC does, and of what resources it has.  She will mention a few specific ideas that have been raised in preliminary discussions with CLHO. The great bulk of the meeting will be devoted to discussion – to asking questions and raising ideas about what we might do together. 


  Ann Shapiro

  Executive Director

  Connecticut Storytelling Center

Ann Shapiro has served as executive director of the Connecticut Storytelling Center since 1999.  The Center offers many programs throughout the year, but has three major programs: school programs that reach 10,000 students annually, Tellabrations in approximately 30 sites in communities throughout the State annually, and the Annual Festival & Conference.  She is the recipient of the Barbara Reed Award for distinguished service to the Connecticut storytelling community; the Brother Blue Award, from Northeast Storytelling, in recognition of her extraordinary commitment and efforts to promote a broader understanding of the art of storytelling and the support of storytellers in the development of their art; the Elizabeth Mahaffey Arts Administrator award from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, and the Oracle Award from the National Storytelling Network.

Leading a double life, Ann has entertained and educated through music and storytelling since 1979.  She is the mother of two grown sons and Grannie Annie to three grandchildren.   

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