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Short Takes: A Grab Bag of Old Florida Stories
From the Ghost of Bellamy Bridge to the Ashley Gang, Florida history is brimming with fascinating characters and memorable events. Enjoy lively interpretations of some of the better-known Florida tales of lovers, criminals, and celebrities, as well as others you might not have encountered. Stories performed are based on Dr. Neile’s book Florida Lore. Caren S. Neile, Ph.D., MFA, has taught storytelling studies at Florida Atlantic University since 2001. A Fulbright Senior Specialist, she has performed and lectured in six countries and ten states. She has published five books, including Only in Florida and Florida Lore, both through the History Press, and appears weekly as co-host of the South Florida public radio segment The Public Storyteller. Dr. Neile is the past chair of the National Storytelling Network and a co-founder of the academic journal Storytelling, Self, Society, published by Wayne State Press. This program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Friends of the North Indian River County Library.
Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Date/time: February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Presented By:Dr. Caren Neile, Professor at Florida Atlantic University