Updated: Apr 23
We celebrated Tellabration last month with storyteller and live history artist Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti as Zora Neale Hurston, one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance!
Gwendolyn did an amazing job! She has 20 years of experience engaging audiences with performances that give voice to the real-life accounts, struggles, self-determination, and triumphs of the women she portrays. Each performance is also infused with her unique finger-print, giving an integral portrait of a historical figure.
On the night of November 23, she portrayed Zora Neale Hurston to a full audience in our Steampunk Library. Zora was a woman of enormous talent. She was an outstanding novelist, journalist, folklorist, and anthropologist, and Gwendolyn really brought her stories to life in this performance.
Tellabration is a worldwide celebration of storytelling that brings thousands of listeners and tellers together all over the globe throughout the month of November. Spearheaded in Connecticut by the CT Storytelling Center, this event features professional storytellers at locations around the state, including libraries, schools, retirement communities, churches, and even private homes.