Spooks And Ghosts: Storytelling by Gerald Fierst

October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Island Park Public Library
176 Long Beach Road
Island Park
NY 11558
Jessica Koenig, Library Director


Spooks and Ghosts

Everyone loves a tale that curls your hair and sends chills up your spine. Hear a master storyteller tell classic tales of the supernatural, modern stories of other consciousness, and true tales of the inexplicable.

“MARVELOUS AND ENTRANCING” Fran Poteet, Newark Public Library. Newark, NJ


gerry-fierst-headshotGerald Fierst is one of America‘s most acclaimed storytellers. As a performer, he has appeared throughout the US, in Europe, and in Asia, telling original stories, stories from his own Jewish tradition, and stories from world folklore; as a writer and teacher, he has worked for school systems and universities across the US, leading workshops for teachers and students in writing and performance. He has served as a Co-director of the MidAtlantic Storytellers‘ Gathering, as a member of the board of The New York Storytelling Center, and as artistic director of the Jewish Storytelling Center at the 92nd St Y in NYC. Fierst has been a featured teller and ghost story teller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, a Storyteller in Residence at the International Storytelling Center, and is on line with a scholastic.com web page Meet the Storyteller

In 2008-10, he has represented the United States through its embassy in Spain, performing stories with noted childen‘s author Margaret Read MacDonald as part of US State Department‘s cultural programming. Fierst has released four audiotapes Monstrous Mischief, Tikun Olam (both Parents Choice Silver Honorees), Jewish Tales of Magic and Mysticism, and The American Spirit.

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