LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Carnegie Hall is hosting Linda Zimmer, a volunteer reader for The Beatrix Potter Society of North America, for two free virtual readings of “The Tailor of Gloucester.”
The first reading will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, while the second will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19.
Participants can register for either event at carnegiehallwv.org. A Hall staff member will send a link to join the online reading.
Beatrix Potter wrote and illustrated beloved children’s books, including “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” and “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck.”
“The Tailor of Gloucester” is a holiday story first published in 1901 that Potter claimed was her favorite of her many books. The story is about a tailor whose work on a waistcoat is completed by grateful mice he rescued from his cat. Zimmer calls the book “a lovely holiday story.”
Zimmer is a writer, puppeteer, and teaching artist. She lives on an organic blueberry and maple syrup farm in the central mountains of West Virginia where she creates marionettes in her puppet studio while wrangling cats and poodles.
Her memoir, “Playing with Memory, Lighting Up Dementia Care with Music, Nature, and a Very Special Poodle,” was released on audible.com in November.
Zimmer has appeared as Beatrix Potter in “Puppet Tales from Beatrix Potter.”
She is delighted to be a volunteer reader for The Beatrix Potter Society of North America. She has read Beatrix Potter in venues ranging from a library and a bookshop to a tearoom.
Carnegie Hall is a nonprofit organization supported by individual contributions, grants, and fundraising efforts such as Taste of our Towns (TOOT) and its annual gala.
Carnegie Hall is located at 611 Church St. in Lewisburg.
For more information, visit www.carnegiehall wv.org.