Mary Hays entertains kids on a Wednesday afternoon with her storytelling skills. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Mary Hays entertains kids at the Stettler Public Library

Albertan storyteller, based out of Olds visited the library for an afternoon storytelling session.

The Stettler Public Library had the privilege of hosting Mary Hays, an Albertan storyteller based out of Olds for an afternoon session of entertainment on Wednesday, Aug. 2.

Hays has completed her Associate Diploma in Speech Arts and Drama from the Mount Royal College Conservatory AMRC and the Royal Conservatory of Toronto ARCT, and has travelled across Canada storytelling and entertaining kids of all ages.

She teaches a storytelling course at the SAIT campus in Calgary from Aug. 30 to Dec. 6. This course is for learners who are looking for employment in public, school and special libraries or for those who are just interested in learning more about storytelling.

“Storytelling is much more than just telling stories,” Hays said.

According to Hays, storytelling will increase self-confidence, poise in dealing with the public, confidence in public speaking situations, among many other benefits.

editor@stettlerindependent.com

 

Some of the kids who came to the library to listen to an afternoon of Hays’ stories. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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