Slow down and listen to a tale

Published 9:34 pm Thursday, October 8, 2009

There’s nothing like a good story.

Our culture is made up of tall tales, legends and stories about weird things, such as ghosts. These days we don’t hear as much about our legendary past because we’re too busy getting other information or watching a program on the television.

There’s nothing wrong with television in its place and in proper dosages.

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But the little screen doesn’t hold a candle to real live story tellers.

That’s what we’ll get today and tomorrow at the Pickard Auditorium.

Our favorite teller-in-residence, Kathryn Tucker Windham will be on the stage. She has told many stories in her 91 years and each time gets a little bit better. She knows about ghosts and folk remedies and just the wide world.

But there are others.

Bill Harley combines his story telling with music and gives his audiences a ton to consider. You might have heard him if you’re a regular listener of National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.”

Then, there’s Tersi Agra Bendiburg, who combines her roots in Cuba with her growing up in Georgia to give her audiences a task of hispanic southern tales.

Want a good story?

Come with us to the Tale Tellin’.