Lake Erie College hosts 12th Annual Storytelling Harvest


Lake Erie College School of Education is hosting the 12th Annual Storytelling Harvest on Saturday, September 21 from noon to 2 p.m., located on the LEC campus green behind historic College Hall. The free event is open to the public and designed for preschool and elementary-aged children and their families. 

 “This event is always a fun and educational opportunity for families and children of all ages,” shares dean of the School of Education, Katharine Delavan.

Ms. Robin Echols Cooper, a life-long writer and story-teller, will perform live music and dramatic interactive storytelling for harvest guests. She is a member of the Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland, Inc., The National Association of Black Storytellers, The Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers, Inc., and Western Reserve Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling.

In conjunction with the storytelling harvest, LEC is also celebrating the International Day of Peace, a world-wide annual event that recognizes the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. During the event, the LEC community will dedicate a peace pole, an internationally-recognized symbol of the hopes and dreams of humanity for peace on earth.

Guests will have the opportunity to traverse the picturesque campus, following a marked path and stopping along the way to hear stories of peace and kindness, performed by students, faculty and staff.  Every child will receive a free book, decorate pinwheels, and individual peace flags. A light snack will be served. The Scholastic Book Fair will also be open following the event from 2 – 3 p.m.

In case of inclement weather, the harvest will be held in Garfield Hall. For more information please contact Dr. Katharine Delavan, dean of the School of Education at 440-375-7389 or at


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