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Our Stories, Ourselves

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Presented by Caren Neile

Doesn’t it often seem like history is something that happens to other people?
Florida history didn’t just happen long ago—we are making it this very minute.

Based on two of Dr. Caren Neile’s recent books, this engaging, lively, interactive performance/lecture features real-life, stories of adults and children, rascals and heroes from Floridians past and present. By sharing these stories Dr. Neile helps participants understand how their own story is worth sharing now more than ever, and that they too are a vital part of living Florida history.


When: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: 100 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand, Florida 32720

Admission: Free and open to the public


We do ask that you RSVP because seating is limited. To RSVP, please call (386) 734-4371.


About Caren Neile

Caren S. Neile, Ph.D., has taught storytelling studies for the School of Communication & Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic Universi-ty in Boca Raton since 2003. A performance storyteller, she produc-es and hosts The Public Storyteller on South Florida public radio WLRN, as well as numerous local storytelling events. Neile e is the former chair of the National Storytelling Network and co-founded the international academic journal Storytelling, Self, Society. She taught storytelling studies at SWPS University in Warsaw and as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in universities in Vienna and Jerusalem. Dr. Neile has published widely, including a chapter in the prestigious Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folk Life Studies and the books Florida Lore (History Press) and her latest, Only in Florida, also for the History Press.








This event is presented in conjunction with Florida Talks, a Florida Humanities program.

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.


March 19
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Museum of Art – DeLand Downtown
100 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, 32720 United States
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