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Thursday, November 6, 2008
Contact: Kevin Coburn, Director of Communications
802-287-8926, coburnk@greenmtn.edu

A Fire In My Heart: A Storyteller’s
Journey Among the Kurds


POULTNEY--Award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb comes to Green Mountain College to present almost forgotten folkloric tales of the Kurdish people on November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the College’s Ackley Theatre. Her appearance is the second event in this year's Storyteller Series at GMC. The program is free and open to the public.

A master teller, Edgecomb will share legends from her new book A Fire In My Heart: Kurdish Tales, including never before published stories revealing the rich folklore traditions of this ancient Middle Eastern culture and anecdotes of her travels up sheer mountain roads to record the last Kurdish storytellers. The performance resonates with the humor and pathos of Kurdish village life and the colorful people that shared their lives with her. According to Publisher’s Weekly“Edgecomb is a virtuoso of the spoken word, a storyteller in the grand tradition.”

Two-time winner of the Storytelling World Honor’s Award, Edgecomb’s rich narrative style and humorous outlook makes her one of the most sought-after storytellers in the country today.


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