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. 


JUNE 2020

  • Sunday, June 14:  Starch in Their Petticoats ~ True stories of strong women who settled the West. 11 a.m. - noon. UU Congregation of the Shoals, Florence, AL. 11 a.m. - noon. Part of the UU Shoals Sunday service. Free; all are welcome to attend. 

    They were tough, resourceful, and ready for anything! Storyteller Dolores Hydock shares the 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 tell their remarkable stories.


  • Thursday, August 27: Footprint on the Sky ~ Voices from Chandler Mountain. Trussville Baptist Church luncheon.


  • Friday, September 11: 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. 

    An evening of "found" stories from Tennessee author Jo Carson, accidental stories from the far side of 90, and new stories not yet told in prime time!

  • Monday, September 14: Horizons, Alexander City.

  • Thursday, September 17: Stories at the Irondale Public Library. 6 - 7 p.m. Free.


  • Friday - Sunday, October 2 - 4: National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, TN. Info at www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/

  • 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. Free.


  • Wednesday, November 4: Stories at the B. B. Comer Library, Sylacauga AL. Part of the library's Adult Brown Bag Lecture Series. Free.


  • Thursday, December 3: Christmas stories. Savantes Study Club.

  • Friday, December 4: Jingle All the Way. 6:30 - 9 p.m., annual Christmas concert of stories and songs with Dolores and Bobby Horton. Homewood Public Library. Ticket info TBA.

  • Thursday, December 17: Christmas stories. Private event.

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