On Tuesday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends Community Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., storyteller Suse Wicks will present a grown-up story session.

Wicks is celebrating her brand new narrative titled “An Ordinary Family Doing Extraordinary Things.” The story is filled with love, compassion and forgiveness. She brings the wisdom, humor, drama and healing powers of laughter and truth of stories to the world.

Storytelling is the conveying of events in words, images and sounds, often by improvisation or embellishment. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture and in every land as a means of entertainment, education, preservation of culture and in order to instill moral values. Crucial elements of stories and storytelling include plot and characters, as well as the narrative point of view.

Storytelling, the language art that predates written history, also is a widespread, dynamic and varied art form in the modern world. Professional and amateur storytellers entertain audiences of all ages. Storytelling, a life skill with enormous communicative powers, opens the mind to new horizons.

Wicks is a long-time educator who facilitates workshops and is a guest speaker for many events using the storytelling format for connection and comfort. She has performed throughout New England and on both the East and West coasts. Wicks currently is the Wavus Camp Director for Kieve-Wavus Education, Inc.

Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice by calling 594-0310. This is one in a continuing series of literary, film and cultural offerings sponsored by the library and Friends of the Rockland Public Library. Admission is free.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.