Tellabration! An International Celebration of Story

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Connecticut Historical Society Presents
Tellabration!  A Celebration of the Oral Tradition

Tellabration is a mammoth storytelling event - and that's no Tall Tale! It's a storytelling phenomenon, made up of dozens of storytelling happenings all over the world. Its purpose is to introduce adults, as well as children, to the pleasures of the oral art of storytelling.  It is one of the programs offered by The Connecticut Storytelling Center, based at Connecticut College in New London.

The Connecticut Historical Society will host a Tellabration for children ages 4 - 10 at 1 Elizabeth Street in Hartford on Saturday, November 7th at 11:00 a.m.  For more information call 860-236-5621.  Connie Rockman will be performing.

Connie tells traditional tales and literary stories that she has collected throughout forty years of experience as a storyteller and a children's librarian. She urges audiences to become actively involved in the storytelling experience. Using an Appalachian dulcimer, she weaves songs and chants through story programs.  At this performance, Connie will tell stories that connect with the Connecticut: 50 Objects / 50 Stories current exhibit at the Historical Society.

A full listing of Tellabration sites in Connecticut with dates and times can be found by logging onto or by calling The Connecticut Storytelling Center at 860-439-2764.


Connie Rockman, a children's literature consultant and a storyteller. With 30 years of experience as a children’s librarian in Pittsburgh, Stamford, and Stratford, she has a rich background in library story times and interactive programs with children of all ages. Connie enjoys telling folktales and myths from around the world and close to home.  
For more information, call (860) 236-5621 x222 or email