Deschutes Public Library News
Wanna Get Scared?
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 10/9/2003
Join storytelling duo Heather and Bonnie McNeil for an evening of spooky storytelling for adults on Tuesday, October 28th, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. in the Library Admin Conference Room at 507 NW Wall Street in Bend.
Halloween isn’t just for kids! In fact it is the favorite holiday of local author and storyteller, Heather McNeil. “I like Halloween because it allows people, young and old, to let go of their inhibitions and be someone else,” says McNeil. “Besides, it’s in my blood.” No Halloween pun intended. “My ancestors were Celts and they created All Hallow’s E’en.” McNeil’s favorite spooky tale just happens to be Irish, and involves a clever girl named Mary Culhane and a very hungry corpse. “I can’t tell you what happens, because I might tell the story at the concert,” said McNeil when pressed for the plot line. “These are scary stories! So don't bring children!” Storytimes at the Bend Public Library during the week of October 27-31 will feature seasonal selection and are more appropriate for children.
The mother and daughter storytelling duo has been entertaining audiences throughout the United States for many years. They represented the Rocky Mountain area at the National Storytelling Festival, and have performed at conferences, schools and libraries. Heather McNeil is the author of two collections of folklore, and represented the United States at international storytelling festivals in Scotland and New Zealand. Their program at the Bend Public Library will feature haunting and mischievous stories from around the world.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032.