This year’s WIGS (Women’s Imaginative Guild of Storytellers) event at Callanwolde Fine Arts on Saturday, July 12, 2016, will be dedicated to Jane Augusta Lindsey Hinds, who worked tirelessly for WIGS by creating stories especially for the events and doing any other job that needed doing to make the day a success. What memories do you have of Jane that you can share? Please send them to Janice at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact her at 404-277-2704, so she can create a fitting tribute to Jane Augusta Lindsey Hinds. To make reservations/purchase tickets, contact WIGS at 404-982-0523 or email@example.com.
The Sautee Nacoochee Center will again host an Appalachian Evening of Music and Storytelling on Saturday, July 12, at 7:30 PM. Sweet Sunny South will feature SOS members Debbie Weston From, Hannah From, and Tracy Sue Walker in a performance of Ain’t No Hill for a Climber. Appalachian women have always been strong. Really strong. Discover the stories and songs that reveal the hard-wearing women who make the mountains seem like mole hills.
Harpist extraordinaire Mary Raymer will open the evening.
Admission is free and seating is general. There will be a pass-the-hat donation request at the end of the performance, with all proceeds to benefit SNCA (www.snca.org).
Southern Order of Storytellers member Sarah Beth Nelson is performing her one-woman show, “American Librarian”, two times this summer.
Get your ticket early by backing her project on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1985652332/american-librarian-storytelling-show
Space is limited.
An MP3 of the show will also be available later this fall for those who can’t attend in person.
Betty Ann Wylie will be telling stories from her IMAGINE IF story box in the amphitheater of the Children’s Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden at 10:30 and 11:30 AM on Saturday, May 24. It should be a beautiful time of year for a visit to the garden.
Cathy Kaemmerlen has a busy telling schedule lined up!
On Saturday, May 3, she will perform with Scott DePoy in a play she also wrote, BULL RUN/MANASSAS, a two-person Civil War play based on primary sources. Location: Booth Western Art Museum/Civil War Symposium, Cartersville, GA. Time: 11:00 AM. For directions and further information: http://boothmuseum.org/visit/#directions.
On Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 27, 28, 29, at the Kennesaw Mountain Sesquicentennial Celebration, Cathy will perform all three days: 10:30 AM (“The Diary of Carrie Berry”); 11:30 AM (“New Manchester Girl”); and 12:30 PM (“Carrie Berry” repeat) in the Visitor’s Center Auditorium.
On Thursday, July 17, see the premiere public performance of Cathy’s new play: SHADOWS OF THE PAST: DECATUR 1861-1865. It will open the Sesquicentennial Civil War exhibit at Decatur’s Old Courthouse, downtown Decatur, GA, at 6:00 PM.