Nothing beats a good story told out loud. Abner currently offers two live storytelling programs, with more in the works:
Classic Narrative Poetry
The rhymes we learn when we are young stay with us for the rest of our lives! In this hour-long program, Abner draws from an extensive repertoire of poems written by such well-known poets as Robert Burns, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Robert W. Service, W. S. Gilbert, and many others.
As you might guess, Abner is particularly fond of nonsense verse, but he knows quite a few serious poems as well. Abner has been known to impersonate the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, as this sample video shows.
If your event is built around a particular theme (Halloween, for example), we can put together a program to suit your needs.
Original Short Humor
If you are a fan of our Tall Tales & Shaggy Dogs soundcast, this program may be for you. Abner tells some of his best stories in this hour-long performance, including extended versions of Wolverskunk and No Shortcut to Glory. Abner's yarns are family-friendly and intended for audiences of all ages.
Please contact us to schedule a performance!
Upcoming & Past Performances
- 1/25/2020 — Boston, MA (The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns (Tam o'Shanter Recitation))
- 10/26/2019 — Westford, MA (Westford Historical Society)
- 10/3/2019 — Wanganui, New Zealand (Whanganui Literary Festival)
- 7/2/2019 — Boston, MA (Selected Works of H. W. Longfellow at Harborfest)
- 1/26/2019 — Boston, MA (The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns (Tam o'Shanter Recitation))
- 12/11/2018 — Cambridge, MA (Story Space)
- 10/31/2018 — Boston, MA (Boston Elderly Commission)
- 10/19/2018 — Braintree, MA (Braintree Senior Center)
- 10/15/2018 — East Bridgewater, MA (East Bridgewater Council on Aging)
- 7/2/2018 — Boston, MA (Colonialfest at Old North Church)
- 8/15/2017 — Cambridge, MA (Story Space)
- 8/11/2017 — Mattapan, MA (Boston Nature Center)
- 7/21/2017 — Mattapan, MA (Boston Nature Center)
- 7/2/2017 — Boston, MA (Colonialfest at Old North Church)
- 11/6/2016 — Whitman, MA (All Saints Church)
- 8/9/2016 — Cambridge, MA (Story Space)
- 6/21/2016 — East Bridgewater, MA (Council On Aging)
- 5/21/2016 — Wilmington, VT (Bartleby's Books)
- 5/12/2016 — Milford, NH (Toadstool Books, 4 p.m. performance)
- 5/7/2016 — Portsmouth, NH (house councert)
- 5/4/2016 — Andover, MA (house concert)
- 5/2/2016 — Salem, MA (house concert)
- 5/1/2016 — Somerville, MA (house concert)
- 4/27/2016 — Quincy, MA (Saint Chrysostom's)