Literature Comes to Life: Hospice of the Piedmont Hosts Storytelling Event

February 22, 2014

Dozens of families watched as literature came to life Saturday in the Monticello High School Auditorium.

Hospice of the Piedmont presented the magnificent journeys of some of our favorite fictional characters in front of a crowded audience.

Proceeds from the event will go towards helping children and their families who are struggling with the impending or recent death of a loved one.

Master storyteller and Charlottesville resident Jim Weiss entertained with interpretations of "Jack and Beanstalk" and "The Three Friends of Manuel".

Jim Weiss says although storytelling is meant to be fun and entertaining there is a meaning behind every story he tells.

"All the great stories always have an ethical element there, which not everyone pulls forward. I don't like to hit you over the head and say the moral of the story is but I do like to have that ethical element, whether it's something explicit or whether the characters treat each other with respect or politeness," said Weiss.

Ticket proceeds will go directly to the Center for Children program.

The program is completely funded through philanthropy.

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