Deschutes Public Library and the Friends of the Bend and Sunriver Area Public Libraries are pleased to welcome acclaimed storyteller Susan Strauss for two programs titled “True and Mythic Stories of the Wolf,” at the Bend Public Library on Sunday, June 7 at 2:00 pm and at the Sunriver Area Public Library on Saturday, June 13 at 3:00 pm. Thanks to the generous support of the Library Friends groups, both presentations are free and open to the public.
Strauss, an internationally recognized storyteller and author of natural history themes has presented keynote addresses, performances and her signature Passionate Facts: Storytelling Science Workshops at multiple international congresses, leading museums, aquariums, botanical gardens and National Parks throughout the world. She has written original narratives for museum exhibits and to promote National Forest Service restoration projects and is the author of four books including Coyote Stories For Children, Wolf Stories: Myths and True Life Tales from Around the World, and When Woman Became the Sea: A Costa Rican Creation Myth. She currently teaches Storytelling in Environmental Interpretation at Oregon State University.
During her performance, Strauss shares stories and ancient myths from many world cultures which show a wolf more true to its biological nature. These stories which pre-date "Little Red Riding Hood" reveal portraits of a spirit guide with strength, nobility and insight, devoted parents and the valued role of the predator. Performance will include true life anecdotes from wolf biologists.
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.