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A Celebration of Spoken Word at the Altamont Theatre


In the early '60's, Gwenda Ledbetter hosted a TV show on WLOS called "Tales From The Red Rocker."  I'm hoping you might be familiar with this show, and with her.  I believe it was on The Mr. Bill Show.

David Holt went on to become host of this show as well.

Gwenda is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Storytelling Network in Kansas City on July 23rd.  It's a very prestigious award for those of us in the storytelling community.

On July 30th at The Altamont Theater I'll be presenting a show called WORD, to honor Gwenda and her receiving this award.  She'll tell a few stories as will Dr. Joseph Sobol, the chair of the Masters Degree Program in Storytelling at ETSU.  Raymond Christian, four time Moth Story Slam champion will also tell a few stories.  David Holt will be there to say a few words as will Jimmy Neil Smith, the founder of the National Storytelling Festival and the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, TN.  (aka, The Carnegie Hall of Storytelling)


Tickets and more information here.