Sorensen’s the place to hear stories |

Sorensen’s the place to hear stories


Hardly anyone, young or old, can resist a good yarn. Come hear a great weaver of tales tall and small this summer at Sorensen’s Resort, in the High Sierra just south of Tahoe August 25.

Art Ewart, who penned our resort’s history in his book, “They Came Every Summer,” will entertain us around the Sorensen’s campfire (weather permitting) with folk tales, humorous literary stories, and even a few chapters on our colorful past.

According to Art, storytelling keeps the human oral tradition alive — something that has likely existed since our ancestors could first communicate. In this country, the art form nearly faded away entirely, with only pockets of storytelling still hanging on in rural Appalachia. Fortunately, a resurgent interest in this great form of communication and entertainment has swept the nation, with festivals, cultural arts programs, and informal “story swaps” popping up from coast to coast.

Storyteller Jane Yolen asserts these stories show us how “fated heroes and fetid monsters, intrepid heroines and trepid helpers, even incompetent oafs…achieve competence and wholeness by going out (in the world) and trying.” These characters are the archetypes of people we interact with time and again in our everyday lives.

Come experience the charms, joy, laughter, and sensitivity of fine storytelling. A wonderful family event.

For more information call (800) 423-9949.

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