Summer has gone by way too quickly and the absence of WTF! is making us restless but Fall has some interesting things happening that just may fill the void.
*** HCFS AT THE LIBRARIES ***
The Helen Creighton Folklore Society has a few programs going on in October to celebrate 25 years of our involvement with the annual ghost story writing competition. These programs can be found in the current library guide.
25 Years of Ghosts! : Songs, Stories, Folklore
The Helen Creighton Folklore Society’s musicians, singers, and storytellers celebrate 25 years of ghost stories! The Society members will tell, sing or perform 25 songs, stories, and folklore bits in this 1 hour program for families and for adults who dare to attend. Not for the faint of heart!
Alderney Gate Public Library Sunday, October 19/2:30 pm.
How to Craft a Scary Tale
Maritime Folk Series Workshop with Cindy Campbell Stone.
Youth leaders, campfire storytellers, film makers, and writers... iit all starts with a tale well told.
Tantallon Public Library Saturday, October 4/2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Maritime Folklore Series: The Supernatural!
2-part session with Margo Carruthers
Supernatural songs and stories, superstitions, folklore, and a bit of Gaelic too!
Wednesday, October 22/7:00 pm & Wednesday, October 29/7:00 pm
with Cindy Campbell Stone
What kinds of ‘things’ go bump in the night? Hear stories that may make your heart pound, your blood curdle, and the hair stand up on the back of your neck.
Tantallon Public Library Saturday, October 25/2:00 pm
*** HCFS PRESENTS GEOFF KAUFMANN***
The Helen Creighton Folklore Society with support from the U.S. Embassy is presenting a series of events with the legendary Geoff Kaufmann on October 23,24 and 26. Geoff is known internationally for his work at Mystic Seaport organizing the annual sea music festival. He is the program director for music at the museum but is also an accomplished musician, singer, songwriter and historian.
On Thursday, October 23, Geoff will be the featured performer at the Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions. A great evening of sea music starting at 7pm.
On Friday, October 24 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic at 7pm, Geoff will present his one-man show "So Long from Home: A Connecticut War of 1812 Tale in Prose and Song” based on the diary of Benjamin Franklin Palmer, a United States privateer taken prisoner in the War of 1812 who kept a detailed diary of his experiences here at Melville Island Prison and subsequent detention at Dartmoor Prison in England. This event is being held in collaboration with the Company of Friends at the Maritime Museum. Earlier in the day at 1 pm, Geoff will be conducting a workshop on the application of music to heritage interpretation.
On Sunday, October 26 at 2 pm, Geoff will be presenting a program reflecting spirituality at sea called "Natural Reflections" at All Saints Cathedral in Halifax.
I hope that you will find something of interest here to tempt you out of the house and into the company of other WTF! friends looking to reconnect after this very long hiatus.
Margo and Cindy