New for 2018

Healing Storytelling Workshop

Art & Storytelling

Friday, May 11 from 2 to 5 pm at the Paris-Bourbon County Public Library

The workshop will be led by Thomas Freese ATR-BC, LPCC and Whitney Clay, ATR-BC, LPAT 2-5 p.m. Friday, May 11 at the Paris-Bourbon County Public Library.  Cost is $45 for those receiving CEU’s and $25 for all others.

Care Navigators
Continuing Education Credits with the assistance of Bluegrass Care Navigators.

While cost includes art materials, participants are invited to bring copies of photographs or other collage images to include in their art piece.  Workshop limited to 25 participants. Link to buy tickets coming soon.  In the meantime you can make reservations by email to  CLICK HERE to do so!

whitney storytelling workshop items LRA Story in Three Dimensions:  Using Art to Deepen a Narrative  What happens when a story is told using art?  Using a variety of art images and materials, each participant in this unique workshop will create his or her own 3-D narrative.  Workshop leaders will guide participants as they create a set of nesting boxes to illustrate their personal journeys.  Opportunities will be given to share stories, explore symbols and identify emotions connected to our stories.  This workshop has been designed to work well for storytellers, counselors, teachers or anyone interested in art.  The last hour will focus on a basic orientation to expressive therapy, therapeutic stories and techniques for using this technique in the counseling or teaching setting, and for an additional fee CEU’s will be provided.

Preschool Concert

Wish I was a horseSaturday, May 12 from`10:30 until 11:00 am at the Paris-Bourbon County Library

“Wish I Was a Horse”:  Animals Pre-School Storytelling Program

Some of the first sounds, images and words that children learn are about animals.  Preschool aged children, age 18 months to 5, will enjoy Ms. Sheila Arnold Jones sharing stories, songs and activities about familiar and some unfamiliar animals. Parents/Guardians must attend with their charges, but they will also love the stories as well as hints and suggestions along the way to help adults foster early literacy.   30 children maximum.  Cost is $10/adult (maximum 3 children per adult).  Reservations required. Workshop limited to 25 participants. Link to buy tickets coming soon.  In the meantime you can make reservations by email to  CLICK HERE to do so!

Children’s Storytelling Workshop

appalachian-workshop.jpgSaturday, May 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 am at the Hopewell Museum

Introduction to Appalachian Storytelling
Welcome to a world of mountain storytelling! In this interactive workshop led by Adam Booth, participants will hear a traditional Appalachian story and then deconstruct it to learn about structure, style, and cultural elements. Next we proceed by creating our own story built upon this model, culminating in a group telling of new “traditional” stories. Part of the free Saturday offerings at Hopewell Museum, but reservations required. This workshop limited to 30 participants.  Reservations, please, by email to  CLICK HERE to do so!

Open Microphone at Hope Park

Saturday, May 12 from Noon to 1:45 pm at Hope Park, 525 Main Street

Anyone is invited to share a story at the Hope Park in Downtown Paris.  Be sure to sign up in advance for a time slot via email to or sign up on site the day of the telling.  Hay bales will be available for the audience to sit, eat lunch and listen.