McLib to Host Feeding Nightmares with Mary Hamilton

PADUCAH - McLib will host Feeding Nightmares with storyteller Mary Hamilton on Tuesday, October 30, from 7 - 8 pm at the McCracken County Public Library.
 
Dread, deception, death and dismemberment are the ingredients of Kentucky tales that have fed nightmares for generations.

Storyteller Mary Hamilton will share sample stories and reveal who told them, who collected them and why she added them to her repertoire and published them in her book, Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies.

Hamilton has been telling stories professionally since 1983. A Kentucky Arts Council Teaching Artist, she trains others in the art of storytelling, and is the creator of several storytelling albums. Hamilton is a member of the Kentucky Storytelling Association and the National Storytelling Network. The Kentucky School Media Association presented Mary with the 1999-2000 Jesse Stuart Media Award. Past Jesse Stuart Media Award recipients include children's author and poet George Ella Lyons, the Kentucky Educational Television Network, and Kentucky's largest newspaper, The Louisville Courier-Journal. Mary is the first storyteller to receive this award.

The programs are  funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle 270-442-2510 ext. 119  or email: bwrinkle@mclib.net.

Published 12:00 AM, Saturday Sep. 01, 2018
Updated 02:20 PM, Monday Sep. 03, 2018

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