Join the Guilford Poets Guild on December 14th to hear Charles Dickens’ timeless classic, A Christmas Carol, in Jennifer Munro’s dramatic, delightful and thoroughly English interpretation! The evening will begin at 6:30pm in the Library’s Meeting Room.
Jenny Munro’s Bio: As a child growing up in a large working-class family in in the English Midlands, Jennifer fell in love with the spoken word. Every Sunday, a cast of rogues, ne’er-do-wells, raconteurs, and heroes gathered around the family’s old wooden table to tell stories, share secrets, and gossip. Their tales are the inspiration for Jennifer’s extensive repertoire of stories. Poignant, funny, and profoundly moving, they are carefully crafted narratives that resonate with the frailty and courage of the human spirit. However, what really sets Jennifer’s stories apart is the precision of her language and vividly dawn images. Greg Weiss, storyteller, educator, and actor said her stories are “. . . filled with bulls, bicycles, buckets of fish and other wonder tokens of childhood and growing up. Jennifer Munro takes [us] to that place, just beyond the watchful, if not winking, eye of authority and introduces an assortment of characters, some endearing, some dangerous, all captivating . . . Her language transports us to locales and circumstances that would be familiar to Dickens, Twain, and even J.K. Rowling.”
In 2016, Parkhurst Brothers published a collection of her short stories, called Aunty Lily and Other Delightfully Perverse Stories.
A Circle of Excellence Award winner, she has received numerous awards both for her contributions to storytelling, her CDs, and collection of short stories. She has performed at festivals internationally and across the nation and regularly presents workshops on the art and practice of storytelling.
With her partner Denise Keyes Page, she has co-produced a series of shows called Women Tell: Our Stories Through the Decades. Women are invited to tell stories that have been shaped by the economic, social, or political conditions of selected decades. The result has been an amazing collection of true stories about issues women have faced and continue to face.