Jennifer Munro’s stories were born five decades ago in a small English village where children were seen and not heard, fathers were wacky, neighbors were snoopy, and maiden aunts were beautifully crafted artifices.
Her original stories, dolloped with characters reminiscent of those from her childhood, telling of domestic shenanigans and outings gone revealingly awry are written with meticulous timing. Rich in details about the frailty and strength of the human spirit, her stories resonate with the truth of what it means to be human.
About Jennifer Munro
As a child growing up in a large working-class family in the industrial Midlands in England, Jennifer Munro fell in love with the spoken word. Every Sunday, a cast of rogues, ne’er-do-wells, raconteurs, and heroes gathered around the family’s old wooden table to tell stories, share secrets, and gossip. Their tales are the inspiration for Munro’s extensive repertoire of stories. Munro has performed on NPR and at festivals across the country, including the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee and Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Utah. She has recorded two award-winning CDs, “Relatives and their Body Parts” and “Beginnings.” This performance is from her published collection of short stories of the same name. Munro teaches a graduate course in storytelling in education at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.
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