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Posted By: Bettynh
26-Sep-09 - 12:18 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Favorite Storytellers?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Favorite Storytellers?
Since the National Storytelling Festival is next weekend, I thought I'd bump this thread. It's a 16 hour drive for us to get there, and then stories from 10 AM Friday thru 4 PM Sunday, a total overload.
We're going specifically to see:
John McCutcheon, who mixes song and story. He had the entire audience in tears when he told just before the first Gulf war. (Really, that was a good thing.)
Bill Harley, who also sings and gets the audience singing.
Syd Lieberman, with either historical or Biblical stories.
Donald Davis, who introduced us to the North Carolina
Barbara McBride Smith, who gave us the Greek myths in Texan, and I see she's working on the Bible.
Kathryn Windom, who whisks us off to the alien world of Alabama.

There are more we know, and I'm sure we'll find more to love when we go.

Sadly, we won't be seeing:
Jackie Torrence, who's warm presence comforted my children
J.J. Renaux, with many spooky and funny stories
Rosalie Sorrels, who had my niece jumping up in the audience shrieking "She's talking about ME!" I hope Rosalie is happy in her retirement.