Left to right, storytellers Schick, Gifford and King
Left to right, storytellers Schick, Gifford and King
Rockland Public Library will host a gathering for the telling of five-minute stories devoted to the multi-faceted, messy, and imperfect thing called love on Thursday, February 14, at 6:30 p.m. The spectrum of stories about the experience of love will run far beyond that of romantic love. Chuck Gifford, Caitlin Schick, and Patty King will be featured storytellers who share their anecdotes at different times during the evening. In between, they want to hear tales from others. The audience is welcome to share a (mostly) unscripted five-minute story about a person, place, possession, pet, or anything deeply loved. Participants are welcome to use notes, if needed.

Contact Patty King at pking@rocklandmaine.gov or call her at the library to sign up to share a story. Impromptu story sharing on the night of the event is also welcomed and encouraged.

Chuck Gifford was born and raised in Rockland. He is a philomath and stands by the quote “If music be the food of love, play on.”

Caitlin Schick has an extensive background in drama, creative writing and performance, and works with the Telling Room to share the love of story and craft of writing with students in the Rockland area.

As a librarian, Patty King is in the business of stories. The library contains not only the stories found in the many books, audiobooks and movies on the shelves, and those found on the internet, but also those of the people who walk through its doors.

The storytelling is free and open to the public. For more information, call 594-0310.