upcoming events

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    The events listed in yellow below are open to the public. 


  • Tuesday, October 20: Through the Back Door ~ The music that bridged the bayou. 2 - 3 p.m. Anniston Public Library,
    Anniston, AL. Free. Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the Anniston - Calhoun County Public Library. 
    For info, call the library at 256-237-8501.

    They say in Southwest Louisiana that you can be a Cajun in one of three ways: by blood (being born to it), by the ring (marriage), or through the back door (by befriending the culture). This program tells the history of Cajun music in North America and its importance in the lives of Cajun musicians and their families. The program is based on funny and often moving true stories collected from Cajun and Creole musicians. The presentation includes historical photographs and samples of the music to show how it has evolved over 300 years from its early style to its modern-day sound.

NOVEMBER 2020 (tentative)

  • Thursday, November 5: Castles and Cathedrals. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Fayette Music Club, Fayette, AL. Event held at Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church of Fayette, 432 Temple Avenue North, Fayette, AL. Free. Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the Fayette Music Club.

    Vernon and Irene Castle were ballroom dancers of the Vaudeville era. In thefirst part of the 20th century, they revolutionized the idea ofsocial dancing by making it respectable for partners to dance – in public – to ragtime music.  Their story has unexpected detours into theshadows of ragtime, the glittery world of fame and fortune, and thebattlefields of World War I. But the real hero of this intriguing tale is thepublic library system whose resources make their story come to life.

DECEMBER 2020 (tentative)

  • Saturday, December 5: Christmas stories. 10 a.m. - noon, holiday brunch sponsored by the Sheffield Public Library. Ticket info TBA.

  • A holiday story special, streamed from the website of the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Two Christmas stories -- It's Not the Food, It's the Fellowship, and Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory are presented in video recording. Dates and ticket info TBA.

  • Wednesday, December 9: It's Not the Food, It's the Fellowship. Private event.

  • Tuesday, December 15: Stubby Pringle's Christmaswith the music of Bobby Horton. Part of an "old-time Christmas" at the We Piddle Around Theatre, Brundidge, AL. More info coming soon!
  • Thursday, December 17: Christmas stories. Private event.

  • Sunday, December 20: Christmas stories. 10 - 10:45 a.m., Independent Presbyterian Church Highland Hall. Free.

JANUARY 2021 (tentative)

  • Sunday, January 31: Soup and Stories for the Soul. 12:15 - 2 p.m. Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. Lunch and story program benefitting the church food pantry. Ticket info TBA.

FEBRUARY 2021 (tentative)

  • Tuesday, February 9: Valentine stories. Metro Dinner Club, Birmingham, AL.

  • Saturday, February 20: DKG State Conference, Huntsville, AL.

MARCH 2021 (tentative)

  • Friday - Saturday, March 19 - 20: Do Tell! Storytelling Festival, Madison, GA. 

APRIL 2021

  • Friday - Saturday, April 16 - 17: Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling Festival, Bethel, VA.

MAY 2021 

  • Friday - Saturday, May 20 - 21: Shoals Storytelling Festival, Florence, AL.

JUNE 2021

  • Tuesday, June 8: Private event, Birmingham, AL.

  • Thursday, June 10: Soldiers in Hoop Skirts. Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table, Huntsville, AL.

JULY 2021




  • Friday - Sunday, October 1 - 3: National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, TN. Ticket info TBA.