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Cocoon continues the tradition of storytelling amid the pandemic

All four storytellers at the Robinson Hall, from right to left: Regina Fontanelli '22, Tim Parsons, Megan Brakely '06 and Emily Ballou '21. VAN BARTH/THE MIDDLEBURY CAMPUS.

By Acadia Klepeis

October 15, 2020

Masks were on, but the audience reacted enthusiastically to the highs and lows of each story at the eighth annual Cocoon storytelling evening.

What’s loneliness got to do with it?

What’s loneliness got to do with it?


October 3, 2019

At Cocoon the other night, a short prompt, written on a small piece of paper, was handed out to the audience.

Cocoon Storytellers Share Pain and Love

The event took place over Fall Family Weekend in Robison Concert Hall.


October 18, 2017

Amid the reunions, career talks and campus tree tours of Fall Family Weekend, a storytelling event called Cocoon brought capacity levels of parents, students and community members to Robison Concert Hall on the evening of Saturday Oct. 14. One would be hard-pressed, as co-organizer Jocelyn Zemach ...

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