Tale Tellers of St. Augustine will present its first performance of 2018, "Maritime Mysteries: St. Augustine and Beyond" presented by Joyce Sabato and Chris Kastle, at the Limelight Theatre Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. This is the 25th anniversary of the storytelling guild, which was originally formed in 1993.
Kastle has performed throughout the United States and in Canada, Europe and New Zealand; her songs feature finger-style guitar and fiddle, penny whistle, spoons, bodhran or mandolin. Kastle's three most recent CDs showcase her versality as a vocalist, musician, songwriter and storyteller. Her book of short maritime stories, "From the Icy Fingers of the Deep," received five stars from Goodreads. Kastle is an exhibiting visual artist, educator and one-time Tall Ship sailor living in St. Augustine. In 2015, she won the Florida Storytelling Association's Annette J. Bruce Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sabato is an educator, musician and storyteller from St. Augustine who recently returned to New England. While in Florida, she performed at festivals, libraries and schools and served as president of the Tale Tellers of St. Augustine and as a member of the Board of the Florida Storytelling Association. Since moving to the Northeast, she has been a featured teller at Right Between the Ears in Rochester, New Hampshire, and "Raising Our Voices" at the White Mountain Storytelling Festival. Sabato is still a member of the Tale Tellers of St. Augustine, and she is also on the events committee of the New England Story Telling Association.
Tale Tellers of St. Augustine is a performing guild devoted to the advocacy of storytelling as an art form and entertainment medium. Founded in 1933, the guild promotes storytelling projects and programs that educate its membership while benefiting needy and disadvantaged members of the community. For more information on the guild, visit www.taletellers.org.