Renown story-teller brings Tales for Winter Nights to Serious Coffee

Hazel Lennox will be spinning chilly stories Sunday at 2 p.m.

Renowned teller of tales and author Hazel Lennox will be spinning chilly stories at Serious Coffee, 2760 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, on Sunday Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.

“This seems like an excellent way to get into the spirit of the ancient festival of Saturnalia,” she said, with a grin. “The festival lasted from about the end of October into February, where the population had to eat animals that had been fattened up over summer, and drink copious amounts of beer. Nights were dark and cold and people came together to celebrate and be in community and one of the main ways of connecting to one another was through stories. And many of those stories were stark ‘morality’ tales.”

Hazel will be telling the original ‘Cinderella’ as first recorded by the Brothers Grimm, and The Goose Girl. There will be a lighter tale of three clever Irish women also told.

These stories are for adults and older children.

Most of us are familiar with the Disney version of ‘Cinderella’ which is based on a revision of the ancient story – so be prepared for a surprise.

“The original is markedly different,” said Hazel. “We can see where the story we know came from, but the original has a darker aspect to it.

“What people are willing to do to gain wealth and prestige – it’s rather alarming.”

Hazel has told stories in many countries and venues and has penned a couple of stories of her own.

She also wrote the life story of Ruth Masters, celebrated and loved activist, still living in Courtenay. Hazel brings stories to life and imbues them with a sparkle; she also has a sly sense of humour, which she loves to share.

Admission is by donation with a suggestion of $10 – $20. For more info, call    Lennox at 250-334-2352.

 

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