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Photo of Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi, Storyteller       It Happened One Night -
True, and Not So True, Real Life Misadventures

A Christmas calamity, an angel in the Bronx and fear of the dark are just a few of the elements found in this hilarious and poignant collection of original stories

Fairy Gifts – Tricky Transactions and Risky Rewards
When the visible world of humans intersects the invisible world of the fairies anything can happen. Join Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi for an evening of not your typical “fairy stories.”

Agnes Malone and Friends: The Wit and Wisdom of Irish Mothers
Lorraine comes from a long line of Irish mothers famous for their ambiguous advice and peculiar insight. Their wit and wisdom sparkles in Lorraine’s original tales of Irish grandmothers, sex education and Christmas fruitcake!

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Photo of Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi, Storyteller       Letting the Ghosts In -
Stories of Nocturnal Mischief and Mayhem

Uninvited ghosts, spectral sweethearts and reluctant phantoms are just a few of the characters you’ll encounter in this spine-tingling, spine-tickling collection of Halloween tales.

The Art and Significance of Telling a Good Story
Human beings are hard-wired to tell stories. From the kitchen table to the pulpit, we use stories to communicate the essence of who we are and share our common human experience. In this lively, interactive class you will discover the fundamentals and importance of good storytelling.

On the first day of class, you asked why we had chosen your class. I said something like - "I wanted to learn something I don't already know and add it to what I do know." Well -- I learned a great deal - about myself and the power of just - "telling a story"!
Diane Kreger – Chautauqua Special Studies Class participant

The Writer’s Exchange
“It is in the process of sharing stories that you become a storyteller,” explains Lorraine. “Each tale is an adventure of memories, imagining and sharing." Join professional writer and storyteller, Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi, twice monthly for an opportunity to tell your own story! Whether drawing from fiction or life experience, hearing the words and feeling the response of the listeners allows you to shape the story and develop your writing skills. Lorraine provides a comfortable environment where everyone is invited to share their memories through the oral tradition of storytelling, while receiving guidance to help shape your stories into written form.

Time-Travelers Riddle Book
Storyteller and book artist Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi will be your guide on this creative literary adventure. Transform a blank paper album into treasured keepsake that safeguards your unique story. As you listen to the clues in Lorraine’s story, you will develop your secret identity by making a passport card, a map book, and a key embellishment that can be stored in the secret compartments of your riddle book.

Photos of riddle books created by Lorraine's workshop attendees
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi 64 Lincoln Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 235-7800
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