Dolores Hydock – Free Concert in Dawsonville, February 1


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Sallie Independence Foster was 12 years old and living in Florence, Alabama when the Civil War began. On Saturday, February 1st at 2 PM, nationally renowned storyteller Dolores Hydock brings her story to life at the Dawson County Public Library.  In A Sweet Strangeness Thrills My Heart, Hydock intertwines Sallie’s writings, letters, and historical photographs, telling Sallie’s story and offering a uniquely personal glimpse at a radically changing world.

Dolores Hydock’s vivacious style fills the stage with what one reviewer called “a swirl of characters and a cascade of lovely language.” Her award-winning adaptations of oral histories and traditional tales make the magic of other lives and other times come alive.  Dolores lives in Birmingham, Alabama. She has been a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee and many other festivals, has served as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center, and has won Resource Awards from Storytelling World Magazine for her nine CDs of original stories.

Join us for an exciting and thought-provoking afternoon, and venture into the world of the Civil War through the remarkable storytelling of Dolores Hydock.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Dawson County Public Library and is FREE.  Reservations are not necessary.

The Dawson County Public Library is located in the foothills of the beautiful North Georgia Mountains at 342 Allen Street, Dawsonville, GA. Five minutes from the North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall and 15 minutes from Amicalola Falls State Park, it serves the entire community of Dawsonville, Georgia.  For more information about this and other programs, please call 706-344-3690 or visit the library’s webpage at