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St. Louis Storytelling Festival Announces the 2011 Irene Eveland Award Recipient
Karen Moore, a longtime St. Louis librarian, will be honored at the 32nd Annual Festival, which begins May 4
Moore currently works at the Brentwood Public Library, in Brentwood, Mo., as a children’s librarian. She loves to tell fairytales and folktales filled with magic, and can be heard telling stories at the Brentwood Library most Tuesday mornings at 10:30.
This award is a tribute to the efforts of Irene Eveland, a tireless supporter of storytelling and the St. Louis Storytelling Festival. In her 35 plus years at St. Louis Public Library, she was an advocate and promoter of storytelling, as well as a mentor, model and nurturer of new storytelling talent. To be eligible for the award, nominees must be employed in a St. Louis Metropolitan area library, must tell stories in their library as part of their regular employment and must be new talent.
“Irene was my mentor and friend, and I’m grateful there is an award in her name,” Moore said. “Irene was truly a great storyteller and was the one who helped me when I was starting out as a librarian. I am really happy and honored to receive this award, and I know Irene would be happy as well.”
As the award recipient, Moore will be featured at the 32nd Annual St. Louis Storytelling Festival. She will share her stories of fairytales and folktales at the Edgewood Children’s Center at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, and at the Clayton Child Care Center at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 4.
The 32nd Annual St. Louis Storytelling Festival begins Wednesday, May 4, and ends Saturday, May 7. During this time, nationally known and regional storytellers will join UMSL with storytelling activities and free events at various locations throughout the Metropolitan St. Louis area. For a complete schedule, full list of featured and regional storytellers, and more information, please visit the Festival’s website at http://stlstorytellingfestival.org/
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