Bringing Stories to Life at Reading: A Family Affair

February 15, 2013 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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Not all performances at Reading: A Family Affair on March 2, 2013, involve the stage. Several local storytellers will dazzle your children – and you! – with tales from around the world.

Lulu Delacre is an award-winning, bilingual author and illustrator of children’s books. She has written and illustrated many children’s books including Arroz con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America and Salsa Stories, an IRA Outstanding International Book. The Bossy Gallito and Arrorró mi niño: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games were awarded the Pura Belpré Honor Medal for Illustration. Rafi and Rosi, and Rafi and Rosi: Carnival! are selections of the Junior Library Guild. Lulu will perform from 10 – 10:45 am, and her stories are best for children ages 0-5.


Jane Dorfman tells tales of dutiful daughters and wise women; faithful sons and wicked kings; magic skipping ropes and Irish heroes; the angel Elijah and fools of Chelm; and tricky animals and clever kids. Jane has performed at the Smithsonian Institution; television Channel 32′s holiday storytelling program; Virginia Celtic Festival; Rockville Festival of the Arts; The Elva Van Winkle Memorial Storytelling Festival; and others. She is a repeat teller at the Washington Folk Festival and Voices-in-the-Glen Festival and at The University of Maryland and Catholic University. Jane will perform from 11- 11:45 am.

Zurii Conroy will Perform at Reading: A Family Affair

Zurii Conroy began storytelling professionally in the 6th grade under the name “Princess Zurii.” Although Zurii specializes in African-American folktales, she is able to adapt to other genres within the craft. Zurii has performed at various venues such as birthday parties, schools, colleges, hospitals, churches, libraries, community events, plays, and festivals. Also an actress, Zurii has performed on both the stage and television. Zurii will perform from 12-12:45 pm, and her stories are suitable for all ages.

During the 15 minute intermission between each performance, take your child to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog, our special guest from WETA Kids, or enjoy snacks for purchase from James Lee Razorbacks Youth Sports!

A suggested donation of $5 at door will benefit LCNV’s Student Scholarship & Advancement Fund. For more information about RAFA, go to



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