Deschutes Public Library News
Spooky Stories For Adults: Terrifying Tales from the Celtic Otherworld
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 10/22/2008
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 Celtic blood.” No Halloween pun intended. Join Heather for an evening of spooky storytelling for adults on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. in the Brooks Room of the Bend Public Library. These stories are suitable for adults only. Parents please leave your little ones at home.
“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!” McNeil will be offering "a slightly spooky" storytime for children five and up on Tuesday, October 28 at 6:30 pm at the Bend Public Library.
McNeil has been storytelling and entertaining audiences throughout the United States for many years. She has represented the Rocky Mountain area at the National Storytelling Festival, and has performed at conferences, schools and libraries. She is the author of two collections of folklore, and has represented the United States at international storytelling festivals in Scotland and New Zealand. Her 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. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032 at least three days prior to event.