NH event to feature folklorist specializing in Armenian culture

NH event to feature folklorist specializing in Armenian culture

PanARMENIAN.Net - Prize-winning local author, teacher, storyteller, and folklorist Bonnie Marshall will appear at storytelling dinner program in New Hampshire, U.S., on April 17, The Conway Daily Sun reports.

A native of New Hampshire, Marshall received her education from Boston University, Assumption College, and the University of North Carolina, as well as from institutions of higher learning in Russia. Dr. Marshall specializes in topics pertaining to Russian, Arctic, Balkan, and Armenian cultures. She has attended several teacher and research exchange programs in Russia and has done extensive fieldwork in Russia, collecting songs and anecdotes there. Bonnie's diverse career has also encompassed teaching Russian language and literature and English in high schools and universities throughout the United States and Russia. She currently serves as a museum teacher at the New Hampshire Historical Society's Museum and has completed a family audio guide featuring stories about Russian saints for the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Mass.

Marshall's latest publication is "Far North Tales: Stories from the Peoples of the Arctic Circle," containing a selection of 85 folktales from the top of the world.

In addition, Marshall has published a collection of Armenian folktales called "The Flower of Paradise and Other Armenian Tales" and a collection of Russian folktales called "The Snow Maiden and Other Russian Tales." Previously, Marshall had authored a translation of South Slavic folktales entitled "Tales from the Heart of the Balkans."

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