RANGELEY — Western Maine Storytelling will host two free storytelling events at the Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake St., this summer.

Peggy Yocom will lead a workshop on “How To Recall and Tell Our Stories” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29. Participants will learn fun ways to mine their own memories for stories and to prompt their relatives for stories to treasure.

For adults and older youths, the workshop will be especially useful to people who want to remember past events, to write pieces that draw on memory, to research family history, to make family scrapbooks, and to have more tales to tell on cozy fireside evenings.

People who would like to attend just to listen to stories are also welcome. Participants will leave with new ideas, new stories and a handout on techniques and resources.

Then, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Western Maine Storytelling invites anyone who would like to listen to stories or to share a story to attend  a Storytelling Swap at the library. Three members of Western Maine Storytelling will also be on hand with stories to tell.

The events are part of Western Maine Storytelling’s “A Community Celebration of Stories!,” a program of workshops and informal storytellings in four area towns: Livermore Falls, Wilton, Rangeley and Farmington. All is made possible by grants from the Maine Humanities Council and United Way of the Tri-Valley Area.

FMI: 207-864-5529, 207-864-3421, [email protected], westernmainestorytelling.org.

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