“Emily” appeared at the Red Mill Storytelling Festival May 18th

Red Mill Museum Village explores NJ’s vibrant history through stories and folklore

Master storytellers Paul Pedersen and Carol Levin will explore questions and topics of New Jersey’s vibrant history at the Red Mill Museum Village’s third Annual Storytelling Festival. Come out Sunday, May 18 and enjoy the rich, age-old tradition of sharing stories. There will be continuous storytelling from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. one of two stages: a heritage site for adults and stories for children in the historic one-room school house. This year’s festival compliments the year-long 350th Anniversary Celebration of New Jersey’s history.

Take a look at two of the featured storytellers. Paul Pedersen’s vivacious stories work in tales from his latest book, The Legendary Pine Barrens: New Tales from Old Haunts. Exploring odd takes on popular legends like the Jersey Devil to strange doings in mysterious towns, his love for the Pine Barrens radiates in his stories and songs. Carol Levin will entice your interest in historic accounts of women in technology while sharing the extraordinary story of Emily Warren Roebling who acted as the first woman field engineer and saw to the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge.

More details here: http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2014/04/red_mill_museum_village_explor.html

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About Carol Simon Levin

Carol Simon Levin has had a career as a college & children’s librarian, author, storyteller and program presenter. Whether she is impersonating the woman who helped to build the Brooklyn Bridge, telling the amazing stories of early women in aviation, engaging families in a rousing Halloween Hootenany of songs and stories, expanding on the mathematical and artistic possibilities of a simple square, or sharing the story of a dolphin who learned to swim with an artificial tail (along with activities to help children understand what it is like to live with a disability), she always strives to create exciting programs that engage her audience’s interests and expand their horizons. She has always been particularly fascinated by the history of technology and women’s history. She has authored Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates and has created three programs introducing the women — well-known and unknown — who worked tirelessly for women’s rights in this country. For more information on any of her Telling Her Stories presentations, check out the website tellingherstories.com. She can bring her presentations to libraries, senior centers, historical societies, schools, camps and other venues. Each can be tailored to different ages. Additional programs and resources for children and teachers can be found at: www.carolsimonlevin.blogspot.com. Carol Simon Levin is a member of the New Jersey Storytelling Network, the New Jersey Library Association, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She can be reached at: cslevin59 (at) gmail.com or by phone 908 781-6041 (home) or 908 361-6519 (cell).
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