It’s REALLY summer in the US – and relatives in EUR are having a heat wave too. Our friends in the Southern Hemisphere are experiencing winter…and I admit I am a bit jealous. I am NOT a summer girl, unless I can be at the beach all the time! We’ll be having some beach parties coming up…so stay tuned!
This week has some rich spoken word experiences at The Magic Tree. Of course, Poet Laureate Russell Eponym will read for us and share amazing music. This Tuesday at NOON, the music will come from Tri Yann, a beautiful Breton folk music band that will sing to us en français. We can’t wait to hear them – and to enjoy his eclectic reading that will this week include a reading from Zen Guitar by Philip Toshio Sudo (a stunning book of thoughts from professional guitarists that are about guitar-playing…and life). We love Zen Guitar – and Russell does a stupendous reading from it. It goes along with his Thoughts for the Day which always give us much to consider. He’s reading Clive King’s Stig of the Dump too – and we’re early in the fascinating story of two accidental friends – so come enjoy! There will be some poetry to go with all this, and it’s guaranteed to be delightful!
Wednesday has some amazing offerings at The Magic Tree as well. Master Storyteller Bryn Taleweaver has something very special from Roald Dahl – two stories of unease that will have us on the edge of our seats. His readings – complete with outstanding dialects and vocal intonations – are always a joy, and this is going to be exceptional. So much so that we plan to ask him to find a couple more of these Dahl tales for his next reading too! Come enjoy Bryn at 1 PM SLT; it’s a grand hour!
Dubhna Rhiadra will have us leaning in to explore with her more of the fantastic NOT SO Tales that are decidedly not based on Kipling’s Just-So Stories. They are unique and engaging to beat the band! Her telling is magical and the messages in the stories come crystal clear as we wander through them with her. It’s always an hour of message-rich fantasy that we all enjoy in the mystical atmosphere of The Magic Tree. This week is a wrap on this series – and you do not want to miss it. Come for Bryn at 1 – and stay!
Æon has something special too, as he continues his tribute to the recently deceased science fiction talent Ursula K. Le Guin. Today, he will share an incredible story that has its roots in what was known as the “velvet revolution” in Prague, 1989. This story echoes the experience of Vaclav Havel and his compatriots as they spoke out for freedom from overbearing rule. Their signal of unity – shaking their keys overhead on meeting – because the title of this riveting and important historical story: “Unlocking the Air.”
Thursday at 2 PM, Russell Eponym returns to Château Ce Soir with 90 minutes of the charming “folk, blues and beyond,” which is his unique collection of historical folk tales set to music including covers by outstanding musicians like Donovan, Dylan, and Dire Straits. Sweet melodies and toe-tapping tunes showcase his unique finger-picking guitar, his velvety voice, and much much more! Add the delightful Eponymous family of friends who gather to enjoy, and you are in for a charming hour-and-a-half. Be inspired tonight!
Here’s the schedule! We hope to see you!