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Nothing Better Than A Great Storyteller

NORTH FORK – Experience Alice in Wonderland as never before on Monday, Mar. 16, 7 p.m. at the North Fork Library, as Anne Rutherford presents her solo version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale.

Anne is a two-time first place winner in the NW Folklore Festival Liar’s Contest – so don’t believe everything she tells you! From the Red Queen to the Mad Hatter, Anne brings to life over a dozen characters through her vivid vocal and physical performance, fueled by the wit of Carroll’s original text.

“Who in the world am I? Alice asks, Ah, that’s a great puzzle!” Come down the rabbit hole with Anne and find out!

Ever since her mother read her The Wizard of Oz, Anne Rutherford has loved a good story. She grew up in a small Pennsylvania town, (part Norman Rockwell, part Stephen King). Anne was an odd and lively child who read stories to find her place in the world.

After fleeing west with a volunteer program in 1983, Anne worked as a fiscal manager and mediator. In 1999 she got an idea for a story program for adults, rented a hall, sold tickets – and people came!

She’s gone on to develop and perform a repertoire of stories, poems and songs for audiences of all ages. Her specialties are original and vintage stories of humor and adventure, trickster and supernatural tales, plus a good dose of Northwest folklore.

Anne RutherfordAnne has appeared in all kinds of venues, including inside collapsing tents and on stage with biting ants. She is a teaching artist in the schools with Young Audiences of Oregon, a member of the Portland and Seattle Storytelling guilds and the National Storytelling Network.

Anne is one of the featured storytellers at the 28th annual Mariposa Storytelling Festival March 13-15. She is a two-time first place winner in the NW Folklore Festival Liar’s contest and a member of the Portland and Seattle Storytelling guilds and the Nation Storytelling Network.

She is a teaching artist in schools with the Young Audience of Oregon, and has developed and performed a repertoire of stories, poems and songs for audiences of all ages.

Anne is generously donating this performance to our community, and all proceeds will support the North Fork Friends of the Library and the Squirrel Cage Theatre Co.

This evening is for ages 10 years to adult and requested donations are $6 per person and $20 per immediate family sharing the same household, including refreshments.

The North Fork Grace Community Church Friendship Circle is bringing Anne to perform a lively mix of folktales, personal stories, tall tales with lots of audience participation to the North Fork School on Tuesday, Mar. 17, for all students K-8th grades.

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