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October 20, 2012

Cedarhurst offers Witches Brew

Marilyn Kinsella will be the storyteller this yearBy TESA GLASS tesa.glass@register-news.com MT. VERNON — Residents are invited to celebrate the Halloween season with a scary story or two during Witches Brew at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts on Oct. 26. The annual event is held behind the Mitchell home. This year’s storyteller is Marilyn Kinsella, also known as Taleypo the Storyteller. Kinsella will be performing for two shows — Baby Brew and “Silly Tales,” which is geared for children 8-years-old and younger, and Witches Brew with “Spooky Tales” for those 9-years-old through adult. Kinsella is from Fairview Heights and has been telling stories since 1981. She started her storytelling technique while teaching school in the metro area. She worked as a storyteller for 16 years at the Edwardsville Public Library, honing her skills in the art of storytelling and puppeteering. Since 2002, she has become a full time professional storyteller, whose style is described as “animated.” She is a charter member of the Riverwind Storytellers, which originated in 1982. “Fall is my favorite time of year,” Kinsella states. “It is the perfect time to settle down by the fire and share some tales. ... My senses are heightened during the fall and that makes storytelling ever so much more flavorful. ... There’s nothing like a good scary story to keep your listeners on the edge of their hay bales.” Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. in time for Baby Brew, which will be from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Oct. 26. Witches Brew will start at 7:30 p.m. through 8:45 p.m. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. Free popcorn, apple cider and pretzels will be served. Those attending are urged to bring blankets and lawn chairs and Halloween costumes are welcome. In the event of rain, Witches Brew will move inside the Performance Hall at Cedarhurst.

MT. VERNON — — Residents are invited to celebrate the Halloween season with a scary story or two during Witches Brew at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts on Oct. 26.

The annual event is held behind the Mitchell home. This year’s storyteller is Marilyn Kinsella, also known as Taleypo the Storyteller. Kinsella will be performing for two shows — Baby Brew and “Silly Tales,” which is geared for children 8-years-old and younger, and Witches Brew with “Spooky Tales” for those 9-years-old through adult.

Kinsella is from Fairview Heights and has been telling stories since 1981. She started her storytelling technique while teaching school in the metro area. She worked as a storyteller for 16 years at the Edwardsville Public Library, honing her skills in the art of storytelling and puppeteering. Since 2002, she has become a full time professional storyteller, whose style is described as “animated.” She is a charter member of the Riverwind Storytellers, which originated in 1982.

“Fall is my favorite time of year,” Kinsella states. “It is the perfect time to settle down by the fire and share some tales. ... My senses are heightened during the fall and that makes storytelling ever so much more flavorful. ... There’s nothing like a good scary story to keep your listeners on the edge of their hay bales.”

Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. in time for Baby Brew, which will be from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Oct. 26. Witches Brew will start at 7:30 p.m. through 8:45 p.m. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. Free popcorn, apple cider and pretzels will be served.

Those attending are urged to bring blankets and lawn chairs and Halloween costumes are welcome. In the event of rain, Witches Brew will move inside the Performance Hall at Cedarhurst.

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