The second in a series of talks called Our Place, Our Stories will be held at St Leonard’s Church in Matakana Village on Friday, October 6.
The evening will again start with a glass of mulled wine or fruit juice followed by an evening of storytelling with local yarn spinners and an interlude of folk songs with guitar.
“We have new storytellers with locally based stories and we’ve asked guitarist John Hayday to delight us again with some more folk songs,” an organiser Margaret Simpson says.
The storytellers include Trish Allen on the birth of the Morris and James Pottery, Carol Ramage on the escaped prisoners of Mt Tamahunga, Scott Lawrie, builder of a Grand Designs house, and Warkworth vet Ross Lynch. Also in the programme is the reading of a Trevor Quinn poem, and Pakiri school student Joseph Cooper will read a story of the American troop camp in Omaha Flats, written by Bob Bell and Ina Shaw.
Margaret says the first storytelling evening was an overwhelming success so she is recommending people arrive early.
The evening is free and will be held in the church, starting at 7pm.