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Popular children’s storyteller returns
11:04am Friday 10th August 2012 in Dudley Council Noticeboard
Storytelling Laureate Katrice Horsley will make a welcome return to Stourbridge Library this month as part of the summer reading challenge.
Katrice first visited the library back in April for St George’s Day and her storytelling proved a big hit with families.
The Birmingham-based storytelling laureate will return on Saturday August 18 and will perform four free sessions from 10.30 to 11am, 11.30am to 12noon, 1.30 to 2pm and 2.30 to 3pm.
The sessions are being held as part of the annual summer reading challenge, which is designed to challenge children and young people aged four to 16 to read six books during the school holidays.
The sessions will bring to life the theme of this year’s challenge which is story lab, a laboratory where children can read, share, create, transmit and broadcast stories.
Councillor Khurshid Ahmed, cabinet member for housing, libraries and adult learning, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Katrice back to Stourbridge Library. Her performances earlier this year were absolutely wonderful and proved to be very popular. I am sure that she will make August 18 a lovely and fun day for all the family once again.
“Storytelling is a wonderful way for families to spend time together and discover a love of books.”
Katrice became the storytelling laureate in January 2012 and will hold the post for two years. Once called the 'soul-diva' of storytelling, Katrice is a captivating performer who has a range of specific one-woman shows as well as a repertoire of more than 300 traditional stories from all across the globe.
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