Peter Brodeur, aka Bearded Turtle, appears at the Corner House Inn’s Storytelling Dinner Program on Thursday, January 18th. Featured in NH Magazine, Peter is best known to Corner House audiences as a teller of American Indian stories. He started telling American Indian legends while working as a tour guide at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum.
Encouraged by other storytellers Peter uses storytelling to help preserve an oral tradition that is 10,000 years old. Although most of his ancestors came from the Old World there is a thread connecting Peter to the "People of the Dawn" and storytelling is a way of keeping that connection alive. For as a Mic Mac elder once taught Peter "A story is only a story if it is told."
Peter also tells some personal or family stories, remembering the stories his father would tell sitting around the table after supper. Peter has shared his stories at festivals and pow-wows as well as at schools and libraries and any other venue that will let him tell.
Peter is state liaison for the National Storytelling Network, founding member and vice- president of the New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance, a member of the League for the Advancement of New England Storytellers, and a member of the Central New Hampshire Storytelling Guild.
Storytelling Dinners are held every Thursday evening at the Corner
House in Center Sandwich from late October through May. The Dinner begins at 6:30 PM and the cost is only $22.95 per person. For more information and reservations contact the Corner House Inn at 284-6219 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.