Country Storyteller comes to Corner
Storyteller Cora Jo Ciampi, from the Great North Woods of NH, will have you grinning from ear-to-ear with some light-hearted holiday tales at the Corner House Inn’s Storytelling Dinner program on Thursday evening
January 3rd. Storytelling for Cora comes as natural as mud puddles and kids, having spun tales all her life - and professionally since 1980. She writes many of her own stories and loves humor. Cora likes to say she has been telling at the Corner House for a
raccoon's age! An audience favorite, she often appears in tandem with her sister, Lauretta Phillips (a renowned storyteller in her own right), and together call themselves “Sisters Too”. Audiences will agree, they tell some wild tales!
Cora has been known to travel just about anywhere to tell a good story. “My grandmother told stories about everything. The carrots, the tomatoes, the tomato worms. Later I had children, and to add to the wonder, I started telling stories too,” says Cora. “Storytelling keeps me growing and learning and changing, so my stories are always new. There isn’t a day that goes by that a story doesn’t present itself to me.”
A number of years ago Cora moved east from the Big Sky Country of Montana to Weare, NH, and eventually dragged her husband north to Gorham, where they now live on the Androscoggin River with their very fat cat, Gata.
The Storytelling Dinners are held every Thursday evening at the Corner House Inn from late October through May. The Storytelling Dinner begins at 6:30 pm and the price is $19.95 per person, plus tax & gratuity. For more information and reservations contact the Corner House in Center Sandwich at 284-6219 or online at