Pat Krodel is a retired teacher/administrator, having spent 24 years at St. Mary School in Putnam. She began telling stories in the late 80’s in her classroom and then took classes at Connecticut College which is the home of The Connecticut Storytelling Center. She has found that storytelling with and for children and adults is extremely rewarding for both the teller and the listeners. Most recently she offered workshops for adults through the LiR program at QVCC. Everyone has stories to tell! It’s fun and so easy! Share a story today!
Nick has been associated with northeast Connecticut since his teen years when he was courting his West Thompson/ Quaddick Lake ‘ancestored’ wife, Carole. Now almost 60 years, 5 novels, and 4 children later he immensely enjoys the Stew and Story evenings which began years ago at the Vernon Stiles Inn when he listened to the captivating renderings of Gwyneth Tillen.
He is very much looking forward to joining you at the Inn and wishes you “Happy Listening”.
Bill Brower earned his BA in Philosophy at Fairfield University, his MA in Education at WCSU and finally attained a PhD in Reading & Statistics at UCONN. He taught Reading class in elementary school and World Studies in middle school for 35 years in the nearby town of Ridgefield, CT. Bill’s favorite part of the teaching day was when he had the chance to read to his class and get them excited about good books! Currently, Bill’s readings consist of history, biography, classic novels and short stories. He and his wife, Lois, lead a short story discussion group for Learning in Retirement at QVCC and have been doing this for several years. Bill likes a story that makes you think, and we at the Inn always enjoy his readings.