Immaculata University Presents An Evening of Welsh and Celtic Tales
On Thursday, September 23, at 7:30 p.m., Immaculata University begins the fall program in Irish Studies by featuring relationships among stories from several Celtic sources. Beth Phillips Brown, poet, storyteller and fluent Welsh speaker, will offer an exploration of the Mabinogi, the collection of classic Welsh tales. She will focus particularly on the connections between these stories and the Irish cyclic tales and the English stories of King Arthur.
Through story telling and discussion, Ms. Brown and the participants will examine the deep connections between the stories and the early story tellers. Reflecting on the early tales will foster an appreciation of the art and bring listeners to see applications to contemporary life.
Beth Phillips Brown, an Immaculata alumna, aspires in her performances to the calling of bard and traditional storyteller. Her most recent chapbook, Book of Enchantments, was published in 2007 and her work includes a variety of print and web publications as well as an active career of workshops and residencies. Ms. Brown is a founding member of the Delco Poets´ Cooperative, the first poetry organization in Delaware County which has evolved into the present Mad Poets´ Society.
"Drinking from the Celtic Story Well" with Beth Phillips Brown will be held in Loyola Hall (Room 127) on the Immaculata University campus and admission is free and open to the general public. For additional information, contact Sister Marie Hubert Kealy at 610-647-4400, ext. 3720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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