Great Neck Social Center Welcomes Heather Forest

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Heather Forest (Contributed photo)

Great Neck’s own Womenspace is honored to present Heather Forest, award winning master storyteller.

Womenspace is located at the Great Neck Social Center, 80 Grace Ave., Great Neck. This exciting free program will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. and is open to all Nassau County seniors.

Ms. Forest will be reading and singing folk tales with members of the Womenspace Program. She is a master storyteller and incorporates music as a vehicle to tell her rich and engaging stories. Her unique minstrel style of storytelling blends originalmusic, folk guitar, poetry, prose and sung and spoken word. Ms. Forest has toured her repertoire of world folktales for the past thirty years to theatres, major storytelling festivals and conferences throughout the United States and abroad.

Her full-length folktale collection was published in Wisdom around the World and Wonder Tales from Around the World. Both were awarded Storytelling World Anthology Awards. She has also published seven children’s picture books based on folktales. Following her presentation, there will be a lively discussion into the joys, sorrows, and fears of the human experience.

Ms. Forest holds a Masters Degree in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University and a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. She is also a founder and executive director of Story Arts, a cultural arts organization in Huntington, NY.

The Womenspace group was created several decades ago to discuss women’s issues in the workplace and daily life. Today, the group is tuned in to what goes on in the world. The members care about literature, the arts, and issues in daily human life. The group meets every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the center.

The Great Neck Social Center provides women and men over the age of 60 from Nassau County with opportunities for social, physical and intellectual classes. Programs include World in Depth, Tai Chi, Yoga and Yogaerobics, Singalong Music with Mindy, Art Studio, Persian and Chinese Programs, Card Playing and others. The Town of North Hempstead Project (senior) Independence also has an office located at the Center, with a Northwell Nurse available on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

For further information about Womenspace or the Great Neck Social Center, please call 516-487-0025.

—Submited by Great Neck Social Center

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