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Halloween Harvest: Ghosts, Goblins & More with Davis Bates

October 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Bacon Library will celebrate Halloween by presenting award-winning storyteller Davis Bates in a performance of participatory stories and songs for adults, teens, & pre-teens.  Entitled Halloween Harvest, the program will include traditional and contemporary folk songs and stories from New England and around the world.  Hear about spirits and shape shifters, a rainy Halloween, true-life ghost stories, and more, and be prepared to sing, move, and clap your hands.  There will even be a short lesson on how to play the musical spoons.

Pete Seeger has called Davis “thoughtful, creative, human, and a fantastic storyteller.”  Davis’ traditional and participatory style of telling empowers and encourages audiences of all ages to join in the fun, and to take the stories home with them to share with others.  He also encourages listeners to remember and tell stories from their own family and cultural tradition.

Davis Bates has been telling stories for over 38 years, in schools, libraries, colleges, and community settings around New England and across the country.  His recording of Family Stories won a Parent’s Choice Gold Award, and was named one of the year’s best Audio Recordings by Booklist magazine.  Davis has also served as director and consultant for several local and regional oral history and folk arts projects.  Davis lives with his family in the village of Shelburne Falls, MA, and when he isn’t collecting or learning stories he spends his time gardening, cutting cordwood, and working native pollinator and wildlife preservation projects.

You can learn more about Davis Bates on his website HERE

This performance funded, in part, by a grant from the Natick Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


October 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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