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Legendary Storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham Continues Spinning Tales Across Alabama

Patrons of the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge, Alabama will get a special Christmas treat this year when renowned author Kathryn Tucker Windham regales them with her delightful holiday tales during storytelling concerts on December 4 and 5. The event, sponsored by the Brundidge Historical Society, includes a chili dinner. Local paper Troy Messenger has details.

Mrs. Windham will begin the new year as the special guest of the Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning of Auburn, Alabama’s Winter General Membership Meeting on January 11. She will tell tales and sign copies of her books Alabama, One Big Front Porch, Jeffrey’s Favorite 13 Ghost Stories, and her newest, the memoir Spit, Scarey Ann, and Sweat Bees: One Thing Leads to Another. On January 15, she will appear at the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum at Alabama Southern Community College for a book signing.

On February 27 Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntsville, Alabama will welcome Mrs. Windham to the 15th anniversary of “Tell Me a Story.” Mrs. Windham helped to launch this storytelling festival in 1995, when organizers planned for what they thought would be a one-time session. An overwhelmingly positive response from festival-goers resulted in the establishment of an annual event. Kathryn Tucker Windham has participated in all but one of these. The festival includes workshops for would-be storytellers of all ages.

For a sample of Mrs. Windham’s wit, listen to an interview by Joey Brackner from the Alabama Arts Radio Series.

We hope you’ll be able to join Mrs. Windham at one of these great events!