The Ann B. McGowan Maine Writers Series and the Pittsfield Public Library are proud to present at evening with storyteller extraordinaire Margaret Jones. Margaret will be sharing stories from her book Walking Sacred Sites, and transporting “us to places she has visited, from her search for ancestral sites in Wales and Scotland to sacred sites in England, Ireland and Jordan. She walks the land, listens deeply and hears the story…With compelling detail, Margaret narrates a lesser- known history of these sacred places by touching stones, kneeling before holy wells and sensing the more invisible forces around her. She hears the whispers of the ancestors who once lived there and weaves magic into their deeper stories.”
Join us for an evening of traveling in Margaret’s footsteps as she walks sacred spaces around the world and shares what she has learned by listening deeply to their wisdom. Copies of her book will be available for sale and signing at the event.
In her own words, “Margaret Jones, M.Ed has a background in social work and education with a certificate in therapeutic storytelling. For over thirty years she worked in nonprofits as a counselor, public speaker and grant writer.
With funding from the State of Maine, she developed Storytelling with Heart, a curriculum for professionals to create and use stories in their work with clients and/or communities. She traveled nationally with her curriculum, developed a CD and published several articles on storytelling.
In 2003, she received an award from the National Storytelling Association for her contribution to the field of therapeutic storytelling…
At the age of nineteen, Margaret began her travels abroad in search of her Welsh grandmother’s birthplace. That journey ignited her desire to visit sacred sites and encouraged her to search for stories that lay in the landscape. She now leads small groups on guided tours to sacred sites and shares the stories of the region.
In her spare time, Margaret performs, writes travel essays, and continues her research on mythic stories.”