10/17/2014 | Bollinger Mill State Historic Site | Burfordville, MO
This year, the historic site will welcome back Marilyn Kinsella. Since 1981, Kinsella, from Fairview Heights, Ill., has been telling stories. She started while teaching school in the Metro-St. Louis area. Her collection of stories has grown from a handful to hundreds of stories including personal experiences, folk tales, literary stories and historical tales. Her style has been described as "animated." She uses "word imaging" to color enhance the story. For 16 years, she worked as the storyteller at the Edwardsville Public Library, where she honed her skill as a storyteller and puppeteer. After her retirement in 2002, she has worked as a full-time, freelance professional storyteller. She now travels extensively telling her stories. Her main area for telling includes the St. Louis area and the Southern Illinois region, but she has been known to tell stories "to the four corners."
Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.
Event time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.