Monday, November 22, 2010
THE LIARS BENCH HOSTS BOOKSIGNING FOR STORYTELLER, SAUNDRA KELLEY - NOVEMBER 20, AT CITY LIGHTS
Author and storyteller, Saundra Kelley conducted a book signing for her new book, Sixteen Appalachian Storytellers In addition to signing the book, Saundra discussed the interviews that she conducted that involved contacting the storytellers that she considered the "masters of the oral tradition." Three of the sixteen are from our area (Sylva and Cherokee) and representatives came from Cherokee to represent Lloyd Arnearch and Jerry Wolfe. Gary Carden was present since he is one of the selected storytellers. In addition, Paul Agrussi was on hand to play some old classics, including "Bully of the Town." Gary Carden discussed his play, "Prince of Dark Corners" and Steve Brady (who portrays Lewis Redmond) did the last scene from the play. Saundra also told a story that came from Florida folklore and Dave Waldrop served as MC and kept things moving at a brisk pace.