Town of Carefree hosts local writers

The Town of Carefree will host local authors for a special event at Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion on Saturday May 7, at 4 pm. Nancy Gutfreund, director and writer presents this special group of Arizona writers reading their true-life, personal stories during a dramatic show called, “For the Love of Story.”

‘For the Love of Story’ showcases an array of humorous, poignant, and inspiring personal stories by Arizona authors.
Featured writers are of all ages from accomplished published authors to first time writers. Stories include adventures of flying carpets in Istanbul, a young girl overcoming her first heart break, moving to Arizona with a Jewish immigrant father, a hysterical story of an Alaskan dog musher among others.

“I believe that telling our stories brings our community together in a personal entertaining way! The show is designed to create empathy, engagement and fun – so needed in our present time,” notes Ms. Gutfreund.
Over many years Ms. Gutfreund developed a true appreciation for the power of sharing our stories. “Telling personal stories is a tradition that spans across the world. There is a renaissance of this time-honored art form from The Moth Radio Hour and Story Corps to other venues across the country.”

Ms. Gutfreund has participated in similar shows and is excited to bring this venue where people can experience the “richness of writing” and “sharing their authentic, personal stories” to the North Valley community.
Nancy’s background includes a degree from UCLA in Theater, studying acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, a lifetime of community theatre and performing in several “Personal Stories” shows in Santa Barbara, California.

“Come enjoy this original program new to the North Valley. Admission is free. Donations accepted.”
Inquiries about “For the Love of Story” may be directed to: Ms. Gutfreund at