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Storytelling event planned Sunday at Women's Club

March 14, 2013

The fourth annual League of Women Voters storytelling event will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Women’s Club, 31 S. Prospect St. in Hagerstown. Advanced registration costs $10 or pay $12 at the door.

The agenda:

“Jane Addams Made Things Happen”  — Carol Garrison is a veteran storyteller of 25 years, principally with Frederick (Md.) Area Tale Spinners, who will recount the history of Jane Addams, social activist, founder of the first settlement house, and co-founder of the NAACP and the Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom.

“The Avon Lady” —  Ellouise Schoettler produces the monthly story series “Tales in the Village,” and several Maryland TV story series (“Stories in Time” and “Stories in Focus”). She will tell about Callie, a 1930s housewife and mother who had a dream and managed to achieve her goals and much more by becoming a solo-preneur.

“Just One Vote” — Founder of Hagerstown’s Christian Storytellers Café, storyteller Faith Johnson Crumbly is a retired magazine editor and facilitator of religious education workshops.  She will recount her own experiences as an American black woman developing a life strategy that reflects the privileges of citizenship, beginning as a 4-year-old integrationist in the North.

“Susan B. Anthony Did Cast Her Vote” — Storyteller Jeanette Eleff is a former registered nurse, health educator, municipal and nonprofit leader, and now a published author and certified success coach. She will describe the events that led up to  Anthony’s completion of the first ballot ever cast by an American woman and the consequences of her illegal act.

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