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Flower Fairies and Fantasy
June 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
“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 basis 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 and bring your bits to share with other builders.
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. Maybe even with a child
inside looking out.
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