Halloween Harvest: Ghosts, Goblins & More (A seasonal IN PERSON program for teens and adults)
A perfect way to celebrate the fall season, with traditional and true life ghost stories, supernatural tales and songs about the harvest and turning of the earth.
The Mansfield Public Library will present Parents’ Choice Award winning performer Davis Bates in a seasonal program for audience members ages 13 and up.
This program includes folktales about spirits and shapeshifters, as well as true-life ghost stories that Davis has collected over the years, including two from his own family. It also includes farming songs & tales, and a traditional ballad about a ghostly fishing crew, and some seasonal work songs with very sing-able choruses that will be taught to the audience. Some of the songs will be accompanied by rhythms played on spoons from a kitchen drawer.
This event is free and open to ages 13 and up. Registration required.
Davis Bates has been telling stories for over forty 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, was named one of that year’s best Audio Recordings by Booklist Magazine and is available as a free download on his website, www.davisbates.com. Davis has also served as director and consultant for several local and regional oral history and folk arts projects. Davis lives in the village of Shelburne Falls, MA, and when he isn't collecting or learning stories, he spends his time working with the Hampshire College Alumni Advisory Group and gardening on the Hampshire campus and at home.
This program is made possible by the Mansfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.