Date(s) - 04/05/2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Campus Martius Museum
Cost: FREE Program. Discounted admission for tour of museum
Guest Speaker: Judi Tarowsky
Topic: “The Damsels to the Rescue”
Judi Tarowsky will be telling two stories, “The Nettle Spinner,” and “The Groach of Loc,” both from the Andrew Lang Fairy Books. “The Nettle Spinner” is a tale from Belgium, and “The Groach of Loc,” is from Brittany, one of the Celtic Nations.
In many of these old “fairy tales,” women are the heroes – they face the challenges put before them and manage to solve the problems and bring things to a just resolution. We often think of old fairy tales are ones in which the damsel is in distress and must be rescued – but not in these cases! The two female heroes in these stories go about facing their challenges in two different ways, but in the end, come out as victors for all.
This program is free thanks to the generous support of the Washington County Public Library.