Derry Public Library is delighted to host beloved folklorist and storyteller, Rebecca Rule, presenting her program “That Reminds Me of a Story” on Saturday, February 16 at 1:30 pm.
Rule has collected stories about what’s special about New Hampshire for more than fifteen years, and includes many of them in her new book Headin’ for the Rhubarb: A NH Dictionary (Kinda). Her other books include Live Free and Eat Pie: A Storyteller’s Guide to New Hampshire; Could Have Been Worse: True Stories, Embellishments and Outright Lies; and The Best Revenge, which won the NH Writers Project award for Outstanding Work of Fiction. Her latest book (and first picture book for children) is The Iciest,Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever, illustrated by Jennifer Thermes. (All of these can be signed out at the Library.)
New Hampshire magazine named Rebecca Rule “Thalia: Muse of Comedy” in its list of Granite State muses. She also hosts an interview show, the NH Authors Series, on NHPTV . She writes regularly for UNH. She sometimes performs a touring program called Crosscut, with photographs and stories on logging, the mills, and the community of Berlin. She recently received an honorary doctorate from New England College for storytelling and contributions to New Hampshire.
About her passion for stories, she says, “The great thing about collecting stories is they’re free and you don’t have to dust them. Stories not only speak to us of history, they hold our identity.” Her work in Berlin collecting stories of the mills, logging, and the Androscoggin Valley reinforced her idea that New England stories need to be preserved and shared. In this program she’ll tell some of her favorites (especially the funny ones) and invite audience members to tell some of their own.
Don’t miss this wonderful family program at Derry Public Library. Call the Library at 432-6140 for more information.