upcoming events


If you'd like to be on Dolores' e-mail list for a personal reminder about upcoming story and theatre performances, send your e-mail address to Dolores at dolores@storypower.org

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

 

FEBRUARY 2020 

  • Wednesday, February 19: Through the Back Door - The Music That Bridged the Bayou. 6:15 - 7:15 p.m., South Highland
    Presbyterian Church, 2035 Highland Avenue, Birmingham. Free. There's a casual supper starting at 5:30, with the program
    to follow. To make a reservation for supper, call the church office at 205-933-0790.

    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.

    The program is free, sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation.


  • Tuesday, February 25: Footprint on the Sky. Panorama Club, Birmingham.

  • Friday - Saturday, February 28 - 29: Possum Town Tales Storytelling Festival, Columbus, Mississippi.


MARCH 2020

  • Wednesday, March 4Through the Back Door -  The Music That Bridged the Bayou. Noon - 1 p.m. Brown Bag Adult Lecture Series at B. B. Comer Library, Sylacauga, AL. Free.

    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.

    The lunch room across the hall from the library's auditorium is open from 11 a.m. to noon; bring a brown bag lunch, if you like. Kind volunteers provide extra snacks, desserts, and beverages. The program follows from noon to 1 p.m.


  • Tuesday, March 10: Springtime stories. Riverchase UMC luncheon. 

  • Thursday, March 19: Starch in their Petticoats: True stories of strong women who settled the West. 2 - 3 p.m., Rainwater Memorial Library, 124 9th Avenue SW, Childersburg, AL. Free. Sponsored by the Childersburg Book Club and the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

    They were tough, resourceful, and ready for anything! Storyteller Dolores Hydock brings to life true stories of women of guts and gusto who settled the American West. They were pioneers, homesteaders, pistol-packin' card sharks, entertainers, and "upstairs girls," but they all played a part in putting the shine in the Golden West of the 1800s. Photographs, diary excerpts, letters, and newspaper articles of the day help bring their stories to life.



  • Friday - Saturday, March 20 - 21: Do Tell! Madison / Morgan County Storytelling Festival, Madison, GA.

  • Tuesday, March 31: Dishing the Dirt: Stories from the Garden. Alabama State Master Gardeners Conference, Mobile, AL.

APRIL 2020

  • Thursday, April 2: Castles and Cathedrals. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Fayette Music Club, Fayette, AL Free. Sponsored by the Fayette Music Club and the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

  • Friday, April 24: Stories I Ain't Told Nobody Yet. Spring story concert of "found" stories and new ones, too. 6:30 - 9 p.m., Homewood Library. Tickets are $25, which includes the online ticket processing fee and a light hors d'oeuvres buffet before the show. Tickets will be available online or at the library's Adult Reference Desk beginning March 23rd. 

MAY 2020

  • May 16 - 17: Shoals Storytelling Festival, Shoals Theatre, downtown Florence, AL. Ticket info TBA.

JUNE 2020

  • Saturday, June 6: Summertime stories. Private event.