“Celebrating the imagination with fairy houses, music, and storytelling”, will be the theme of Fairies and Fantasy, a daylong event at the Storytelling Resource Place in Mill Springs Park in Jonesborough, TN on Saturday June 15. This free event will feature activities for young people in the morning from 9-11:30 where squares of wood will be available as the base for construction of fairy houses from natural ingredients such as: stones, shells, nuts, pinecones, straw, moss, flowers, and so much more. There are a limited number of spots for the fairy house builders. If you wish to participate, come early. After the houses are finished, the creator may take it home. There will be older people to help with the hot glue guns. Bubbles light as fairies will float in the air.
During the afternoon segment of “Fairies and Fantasy”, storytellers will tell magical tales: humorous and traditional. Classical fairy tales are the common ground that so much of our culture draws upon. Molly Catron will be sharing a “Fractured FairyTale”; Guerry McConnell will be telling “Wee Meg Barnilegg and the Fairies”. Head wreaths will be distributed as long as they last. Music will be enjoyed at interludes and delicious fairy treats will be available for purchase during the intermissions. The Storytelling Resource Place will display the collection of antique fairytale books with famous illustrators from all over the world.
We only have to listen to the news to realize the tremendous impact of fantasy: whether it is the Game of Thrones, Avengers: Endgame, “Once Upon a Time” or the latest trilogy of Star Wars. Each of these movies draw upon imaginary worlds which depict with powerful images the battle of good against evil. J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is a fantasy to rule them all. Why not re-visit the spring of imagination: the fairytales that form the inspiration for the major creations of our time. The Storytelling Resource Place welcomes you to use your imagination, listen to great stories, and remember how wonderful it is to share these experiences with others.