April: I am pleased that I was invited to tell stories at the Yesterfest in Bastrop, Texas. Thanks, Ms. Deborah Johnson, of Art Connections Gallery, and all the volunteers for the invitation and all your work! And a special thank-you to the Texas Commission on the Arts for making my storytelling possible!
This annual Festival the last weekend in April celebrates the Pioneer Days and features gunfights, music, and storytelling up and down the streets in old Bastrop. My storytelling friends, Bernadette Nason, DeCee Cornish, and Eldrena Douma were telling, too! There were lots of great eatin’ places and lots to shop and buy. We had been somewhat concerned about getting rained out only to have beautiful weather. Family and friends and a great lunch (Thanks, Ms. Janice!) topped off the day after my storytelling.
April 14 – 17 Texas Library Association Conference 2015: Librarians, storytellers, authors, poets, vendors all descended upon Austin, Texas for the Annual TLA conference. I am delighted to report that as part of the StorytellingRoundtable Annual Concert Spike and I got to tell stories on stage with wonderful tellers and performers, DeCee Cornish, Lucas Miller, Peggy and Gene Helmick- Richardson, Donna Ingham, and Sue Young.