Jan. 29, 2019: The Magic of Storytelling – Fairfield, Iowa

Terry June Harnish of Terry Tales International and the Golden Speakers Toastmasters Club of Fairfield presents a storytelling evening entitled “The Magic of Storytelling” Tuesday, January 29, 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfield Public Library. .  This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Her previous event “Once Upon a Winter Solstice” was a big success.  Mayor Ed Malloy spoke, as well as other long time friends of Terry, and shared their own stories.  A cozy community feeling was created and the foundation for Storytelling in Fairfield has been set.

It all started back in 1989 when Terry joined the group that brought Golden Speakers Toastmaster’s to Fairfield. This event is a celebration of our 30th Anniversary!

Toastmasters International is a 92-year-old global leadership and communication organization dedicated to empowering members to develop oral communication and leadership skills to foster self-confidence and personal growth. It has 332,000 members and 15,400 clubs in over 135 countries. Golden Speakers Toastmasters of Fairfield has served the community for 30 years and welcomes people from all types of backgrounds and interests.

Come celebrate and mingle with the Toastmasters this Tuesday and learn more about this local group. They provide a very supportive learning environment for people who want to gain confidence speaking in front of others. 

Terry’s Great Aunt, Dr. Helen Creighton, was Canada’s first folklorist, collecting 13 volumes of ghost stories associated with Atlantic Canadian lore and health remedies, as well as 17 volumes of Folk songs and Lore.  Helen collaborated with Pete Seeger and many of his songs are from her collection.  This storytelling ‘siddhi’ runs in her family lineage, from her parents, great grand parents, and her whole family tree. 

Come January 29th and listen to how Terry takes the ‘terror’ out of talking!