Crones and gnomes and creepy things fill two nights of fanciful adventures in open-air concerts beneath the stars. Join us on Saturday, October 7 from 8 - 10 pm at Mill Spring Park. Ground seating in any kind of weather. Not recommended for children under 6. All ticket sales are final.
2017 Ghost Story tellers are Derek Burrows and Linda Goodman.
Derek Burrows is a storyteller, filmmaker, and musician who exploded onto the international storytelling scene more than two decades ago.
A Bahamian who specializes in Afro-Caribbean tales bursting with textures and color, Burrows is regularly featured at storytelling festivals around the world, including the National Book Festival, which is sponsored by Library of Congress. His most recent travels include Argentina and Mexico. Burrows is the recipient of a Massachusetts Artist Foundation Fellowship for Storytelling.
Author, storyteller and playwright, Linda Goodman, an Appalachian Mountain native of Melungeon descent, learned the art of storytelling from her father, a former coal miner who was himself a master yarnspinner. Goodman draws on her roots to create a world where fantasy and ordinary heroes come together; she also tells traditional tales using a wide array of voices that bring characters to life.
Her works are known for their Southern Appalachian flavor, and her award-winning CDs have aired on several NPR programs. Goodman has performed nationwide and been published in the Chicken Soup and Stories for the Heart series.
“More than just a writer and teller of tales, Goodman has the uncanny ability to become her characters … a vengeful girl, a bigoted father, a store owner who nightly gave milk to a haint.” – The Harvard Spirit