Robyn Rennick will tell stories on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. ET at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Port St. Joe. [ CONTRIBUTED ]
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Rennick to tell the tale on Tuesday

Before cave drawings existed, there were stories – the oldest art form of humanity. That’s Robyn Rennick’s story and she’s sticking to it! 

Southern storyteller Robyn A. Rennick will present at Tuesdays at Two on Feb. 27 at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Port St. Joe.

“Stories are a way to entertain, inform, warn, teach and did I say entertain?” she said. “We are all storytellers – around the table, at the office, meeting new people. Stories reveal who we are – or who we want you to think we are.”

Rennick, who has been telling stories all her life, discovered the art of storytelling in the 90s. “I had been writing stories and reading them to a group in a retirement center, then I went to my first storytelling festival,” she said. “After that weekend, I knew I could never read a story again. Telling it is so much more freeing.”

Rennick likes to tell stories to teens and adults. “Stories aren’t just for little kids,” she said.

She has a range of stories, from nostalgic summers visiting her grandmother in the mountains, to gospel stories called The Gospel According to the Southern Women, to World War II stories, and more. She has told stories at the Southern Order of Storytellers, been a featured teller at the Florida Storytelling Festival and Northeast Storytelling, told at Tellabrations at the Carter Center and at the Madison County Storytelling Festival, and tells at many churches and schools.

The lecture, free and open to the public, will be at 2 p.m. ET at the library at 100 Library Drive, Port St. Joe. It is made possible with support from the Friends of the Gulf County Public Libraries. Refreshments provided by local bakeries will be served prior to the event. For more information call 850-229-8879 or visit

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David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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