2015 Author Series Begins it's Tenth Year with Storyteller Mary Hamilton

25 Feb 2015 7:44 AM | Julie Klein (Administrator)

The tenth year of the Author Series sponsored by the Friends of the Marysville Library was kicked off by native Kentuckian, Mary Hamilton.  Mary received the Circle of Excellence ORACLE Award from the National Storytelling Network in 2009. This is one of many awards she has received. Mary discussed her book Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies, and entertained questions after her presentation.

The crowd of approximately 40 was totally enthralled by Mary’s storytelling technique. She called her father a kitchen table storyteller, and it was he who started her on her own route to storytelling. Mary realized that her father told two or three stories, but changed them each time he told them so they always seemed new.

Mary explained that storytelling is an interactive art with three essential elements- story, teller, and audience. It is all about the process. She entertained the audience with her story about “Some Dog”, and how the story changes with each telling. The changes are triggered by the reaction of the listeners. She details this process in her book.

The next author will be Russ Walkup who lived and worked in Marysville in the 1970’s. The date is March 24 and will be at the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium at 7 PM.  Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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established to support the library and its mission in the community. 

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