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Interactive African Dress and Story

Roosters crow, and you wake one morning in the green hills of Africa, sun lemon bright over eucalyptus trees full of doves...

What is a children's story based on? Come dress like the characters from the Sahara and learn about their camels and calls to prayer and the people from Africa around their fires of long ago. Join author and educator Kelly Cunnane as she takes us to Africa in words and clothes. This is a fun activity for kids of all ages.


As Kelly tells us, "During my teaching and travels, I've explored the Caribbean, Europe, South America, and China, but nowhere calls me like the continent of Africa.


I've been exploring and writing about East Africa since 1979, teaching in the Secondary School of a Kalenjin village, 9000 feet high on the Great Rift Valley. I have an MA in English with emphasis on Creative Nonfiction - which I published for many years in various anthologies and magazines (Down East, Christian Science Monitor, various anthologies, children's picture books with Simon & Schuster, Random House, and Heinemann International), all the while teaching K-8 art and culture, English at the high school and university, and writing in the community.

This event is free and open to the public.