The book is here–time to celebrate!

NH Humanities Council celebrates publication of English-Nepali picture book with a public Folktale Festival on August 17

 MANCHESTER – Join the NH Humanities Council to celebrate the launch of a newly-published Nepali-English picture book at a Folktale Festival on

Friday, August 17 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center at 151 Douglas Street in Manchester. The Festival is free and open to all, however space is limited and reservations are suggested. Register on the Humanities Council’s website at www.nhhc.org.

Enjoy food, music, crafts and storytelling of folktales from many cultures to celebrate the the publication of The Story of a Pumpkin, a beautiful picture book in Nepali and English created through our Connections adult literacy program in collaboration with the Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire and many adult ESOL classes. The August 17 Folktale Festival will include storyteller Becky Rule sharing New Hampshire tales. Portions of Becky’s stories will be translated into Nepali. In addition, Carolyn Parrott will lead a dancing session, a troupe of dancers will demonstrate traditional Nepali dance, and Jo Radner and Hari Tiwari will tell the tale featured in the book. The event will also include a Story Booth where participants can tell a story with a family member, ideally of a different generation.

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