The first Annual PowellsWood Storytelling Festival arrives this coming weekend, and the Waterland Blog just published a great feature article about the event’s godmother, Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald. Click Here for the full article. Here’s an excerpt:
This entry was posted on 07/11/2012 in Northwest Gardening Blog by PowellsWood
To a great degree, the fast-paced entertainment of the 20th century and beyond has spawned the famed “short attention span”—but it has also created a great appetite for the kind of storytelling that MacDonald seeks out and cultivates. Joining her Folklore Ph.D. with her 30-plus years as a children’s librarian, MacDonald’s books and presentations bring folktales to life in playful, lilting language that amazes both readers and listeners—and now, to the great benefit of the Puget Sound region, MacDonald has lent her experience, knowledge, and talents to the creation of a new annual Storytelling Festival in the wonderful natural setting of PowellsWood Garden.