FARMINGTON — Mt. Blue Community Access Television and Western Maine Storytelling plan to bring more storytellers to the local airwaves with “Telling Tales: Western Maine’s Storyplace.”
Since debuting in May, 14 half-hour programs have featured storytellers from the area, state and region. Many different types of stories are told, ranging from historical, family and personal to fairy tales and folk tales. Poets, authors, musicians and mimes also display their skills as storytellers.
Most recently featured was Tony Perry, author of “State of Maine: State of Mind. Upcountry Humor and Stories.” He reads stories from his book that are at times humorous, other times heart wrenching, while giving some background information.
Residents of Farmington, Jay, Livermore Falls and Wilton can access the shows on Channel 11. All can access the “Telling Tales” programs on the Mt. Blue TV website by visiting www.mtbluetv.org/program-telling-tales.html.
For information on Western Maine Storytelling, visit westernmainestorytelling.org or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also learn about the local storytelling guild, Western Order of Dedicated Storytellers, where everyone, regardless of experience, is welcome to tell or just listen.
PHOTO: Host Rob Lively interviews Tony Perry, author of “State of Maine. State of Mind. Upcountry Humor and Stories,” at a taping of “Telling Tales: Western Maine’s Storyplace” on Mt. Blue TV. (Pat O’Donnell photo)