The Kensington Park Celebration of the International Day of the Book was held Sunday, April 23, 2017, and TheTwinbrook Tellers of the Dogwood Dogs 4H Club were there!
Since we were performing on the Poetry Stage, several of our storytellers presented poetry.
Lily opened our set with a delightful telling of Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash.
John gave us a spooky Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll.
Chrissy shared her favorite poet Emily Dickinson, with a recitation of I’m Nobody.
Clare, ever one to enjoy a humorous rhyme, chose Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face by Jack Prelutsky.
Celia brought us back to the Romantic era and the current season with William Wordsworth’s ever-favorite, Daffodils.
Then we had storytelling. Evelyn told a nesting tale, In the Village By the Sea by Muon Van.
Noah shared Talk, an African Folktale.
And I, eve burton, leader of the Twinbrook Tellers, wrapped up our set with The Scholar of Baghdad, a tale from Apples from Heaven: Multicultural Folktales about Stories and Storytellers by Naomi Baltuck.
The Twinbrook Tellers were followed by a second group led by eve burton , The Summer Poetry Workshop, a group of women poets who meet twice each month in Laytonsville/Gaithersburg MD to read, write and talk about poetry. One of the women in our poetry group, Sheila Burns, is also the mother of one of the Twinbrook Tellers. Louise Capon is mother to a former Twinbrook Teller. Other poets reading from our group included Kate Berman, Raylynn Oliver; and Kim Malinowski who has a book coming out soon, Death: A Love Story, and will be a featured poet in Faerie Magazine in the fall. Each of the poets in our group read selections of her original poetry.
submitted by eve burton, April 30, 2017