Folk legend Peggy Seeger in conversation

On the eve of the publication of her new memoir ‘First Time Ever’, American folk singer and activist Peggy Seeger reflects on the books that have stayed with her and guided her path through a professional career in music that has spanned over 60 years.

Date and time:
Wednesday 4 October 2017, 18:30 – 20:00

Venue: The Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP

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For many of us, the books on our bookshelf often have their own stories to tell about the role they have played in our lives. This treasured collection often reflects the many parts to us, including our upbringing, our passions and our guilty pleasures. In this unique series of events, Nicolette Jones (Sunday Times children’s literary editor) discovers the books that sit on the shelves of some of Britain’s best-loved and celebrated personalities.

This month, explore the bookshelf of American folk singer and activist Peggy Seeger. Discover the books she loves, the books she would recommend and the books that have changed her life, as she talks about the stories that have shaped her long and prestigious career as a musician.

Peggy’s memoir ‘First Time Ever’ is published on Thursday 5 October by Faber & Faber.

Tickets: £10/£8 available via

About Peggy
PEGGY SEEGER, a member of the North American musical Seeger family, is a singer of traditional Anglo-American songs and activist songmaker. She plays six instruments: piano, guitar, 5-string banjo, Appalachian dulcimer, autoharp and English concertina. She has recorded 23 solo albums and participated directly in more than a hundred others.  She lived in England for 35 years with the singer/songmaker Ewan MacColl and has three children and nine grandchildren. She moved back to the USA in 1994 but returned to England (Oxford) in 2010.

About The Story Museum
The Story Museum is a registered charity with a vision to enrich lives, particularly young lives, through story. We do this by providing great ways of engaging with great stories here in our Museum in the centre of Oxford and through our work in schools and the community. The Museum opened to the public in 2014 after a first stage of capital works and is currently raising funds for ‘Chapter 2’ to continue the development of its site and to bring the whole building into use.

During 2017, alongside a regular programme of immersive and interactive exhibitions and events, The Story Museum is asking audiences to suggest which stories and story-related objects should become part of the finished Museum’s collection.

For further details please contact:

Sophie Hiscock, Head of Fundraising and Communications at The Story Museum: 01865 790050.

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