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The Power of Folktales

Not Just Children's Stories

  • Starts Oct 16
  • 30 US dollars
  • Koelbel Library

Available spots

Service Description

Who has the talent to spin straw into gold? Who owns a big, blue ox? Who literally lets her hair down? Who wears a glass slipper? Have these questions jogged fond childhood memories of listening to fairy tales like Rumpelstiltskin, Paul Bunyan, Rapunzel, or Cinderella? “Folklore” reveals the history, traditional cultural practices, beliefs, and customs of everyday life; whereas “folktales” refers to stories passed down from generation to generation. Oral traditions of storytelling have led to the survival of many tales in the genres of fairy tales, fables, tall tales, myths, and legends. We will examine the historical roots of many of these folktales, their key components and what has kept them alive for generations. Rudyard Kipling, Aesop, Hans Christian Anderson, Charles Perrault, and the Brothers Grimm will be our tour guides. There’s so much more to folklore and folktales than the joy and wonder we experienced listening to stories as children. Join us on a journey through the wonderful world of folktales. Class meets at Koelbel Library, Meeting Room A. Natalie Conklin retired from teaching after 30 years, most spent at Eastridge Elementary. She enjoys taking and facilitating classes at RECCS U , OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute through D.U.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • 5955 South Holly Street, Centennial, CO, USA


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