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11/25/2013 - Priscilla Howe in Residency with Public Storytelling of the Medieval Tale of Tristan and Iseult

Contact: Sharon Benson, Arts Education Coordinator
Arts and Humanities


Priscilla Howe, a storyteller from Kansas City, KS, will be featured in Salina schools December 2nd through 6th, presented through the Arts Infusion Program of Salina Arts & Humanities.

A former children's librarian, Priscilla has been a full-time storyteller and puppeteer since 1993. She travels around the country and abroad, telling stories in schools, libraries, conferences, festivals and coffeehouses.  While in Salina, Howe will perform before 14 elementary classrooms, work with the personal stories of “Opportunity Now” students through the Salina Art Center, and conduct a writing workshop for 5th graders at Coronado Elementary school. 

On Wednesday, December 4th, in a free event open to the public, Priscilla will tell the classic medieval tale of Tristan and Iseult; an epic story of good luck, bad choices, giants, dragons, fools, betrayal, and of course, romance.  The performance will take place at Ad Astra Books and Coffee House, 141 N. Santa Fe, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The 90-minute presentation is recommended for age nine and above.  Barista Tammy Jarvis will create a free libation especially for this event (available one per customer).  

For needed accommodations, please call Kathy Burlew at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities.  For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.

Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966.  The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, Cultural Connections, and Art a la Carte concert series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.