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Humorist Storyteller Rebecca Rule at Rey Center

October 4, 2011

The Margret and H.A. Rey Center and the New Hampshire Humanities Council is excited to present the finale to their Summer-Fall lecture series in Waterville Valley.

Rule will present “That Reminds Me of a Story” at the Rey Center Gallery on Friday October 7, 2011 at 7 p.m.  The presentation is FREE and open to the public. 

Rebecca Rule is a New Hampshire native, writer and humorist. She is best known for her live presentation of humorous stories based upon New Hampshire characters she has known and heard about over the years. Rebecca has entertained audiences from Stratford to Keene, prompting New Hampshire Magazine to name her “Thalia: the Muse of Comedy” in its list of notable New Hampshire muses.

Rebecca’s passion for the spoken word takes her to schools where she helps young writers find their voices. For more than 10 years now she has served on the steering committee for the NH Young Writers Conference and for the “Telling Our Stories” project she collected stories of the mills, logging, and the Androscoggin Valley, turning them into a play that is now a one-woman show called “Crosscut.”

She has produced several CDs including “Perley Gets a Dumpsticker” and “Better Than a Poke in the Eye.”  Her books include the “The Best Revenge,” a collection of short stories that was named one of the five Essential New Hampshire Books by New Hampshire Magazine; “Could Have Been Worse: True Stories, Embellishments and Outright Lies”; and “Live Free and Eat Pie: A Storyteller’s Guide to New Hampshire.” Her newest, “Headin’ for the Rhubarb! A New Hampshire Dictionary” helps visitors, transplants and natives alike make sense out of the state’s unique vernacular.  She also hosts the New Hampshire Authors series, which airs on NHPTV. She is best known for her live story telling events, many (like this one) sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

Margret and H.A. Rey, authors of the Curious George children’s book series and former summer residents of Waterville Valley, NH, were artists and adventurers, historians and naturalists, gardeners and environmental stewards. Today their pursuits live on in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the Reys’ spirit of curiosity and discovery by increasing understanding of and participation in art, science, and nature through programs for all ages.

Advance registration is recommended. To register for this program, or for more information, please contact the Margret and H.A. Rey Center at 603-236-3308.

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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