Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ellouise goes on the road.

That's the way the Montgomery County (Maryland) Gazette described it. Here's what the article said:

"Chevy Chase resident and professional storyteller Ellouise Schoettler will be taking her tall tales on the road this fall, but county residents can get a preview when she performs in Kensington next month.

Schoettler will kick off the third season of storytelling from7:30-9 p.m., Sept. 3, at the Kensington Row Book Shop, located at 3786 Howard Ave., Kensington. She will be performing stories that she will be performing out of town in September and October.

Schoettler has been selected as one of four regional tellers to join the national-teller lineup at the fifth annual Williamsburg Storytelling Festival and she will be a headliner at the first Grand Rivers Storytelling Festival in Grand Rivers, Ky., later this fall.

The original stories, which are meant for grown-ups, talk about family and personal life.

"Fifteen years ago my family stories were mostly about my parents and their ‘old days,'" Schoettler said in a statement. "Today, at 72, my stories have their own old days. Every day is a story and I count myself lucky to be having so much fun telling them."

Schoettler has lived half her life in Chevy Chase, but her stories are nourished by her North Carolina roots and have a distinctly southern flavor."

(Ellouise ALSO has produced 2 CDs, which no doubt will be best sellers. Just when a lot of us are "slowing down" Ellouise seems to be picking up speed! -Ed)