Professional storyteller Laconia Therrio will present “The Storyteller in You” on Tuesday, February 12 at 6 p.m. at Mount Saint Mary College.
The free event open to the public ages ten and above, will take place in the James Finn Cotter Villa Library on campus, 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh, N.Y.
Therrio recounts tales from across the globe in schools, libraries, and through other organizations. He believes that stories remind listeners of their commonalities more than their differences. His repertoire includes material from the Americas, the African continent, Europe, and Asia. Therrio invites listeners to discover the wonders of each tale regardless of the genre.
“Laconia is a powerful storyteller,” said Jane Gangi, Mount Saint Mary College associate professor of Education. “He is deeply connected to the stories he tells and deeply connected to his audience. The enchantment of community, art, and insight come together whenever and wherever Laconia performs.”