LIBERAL, Kan. – The Seward County Community College Library is proud to host “Grimm for Grownups,” a presentation and discussion by Priscilla Howe on Wednesday, October 16.
The Brothers Grimm traveled across Europe in the 1800s collecting folktales that eventually became the classic fairy tales children read today. However, most were never intended for children. This presentation explores the story of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and discusses why collecting folktales is important for understanding a community’s values and fears.
Howe, who is a freelance storyteller and a 2015 Fulbright Senior Scholar, is a former children’s librarian. She moved to Lawrence in 1993 and became a global storyteller who has shared stories on 4 different continents.
“Stories really aren’t just for children. I love the Grimm tales even more as an adult than I did as a child, and I was a story-devouring kid,” Howe said. “There’s something in these stories that connects us on a deep level. It’s like magic.”
The presentation is free and open to the public. A light lunch and beverages will be served.
For more information, contact the Library at 620-417-1160.
The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.