Crones and gnomes and creepy things fill two nights of fanciful adventures in open-air concerts beneath the stars. Join Joseph Bruchac and Elizabeth Ellis and many other tellers on Friday, October 5 from 8 - 10 pm at Mill Spring Park. Ground seating is available, and the concert takes place in any kind of weather. Not recommended for children under 6. All ticket sales are final.
Joseph Bruchac lives in the Adirondack mountain foothills in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him. Much of his work draws on that land – including the tall tale and logging traditions learned from his grandfather – and his Abenaki Indian ancestry. Bruchac has performed widely throughout Europe and the U.S., including the British Storytelling Festival, and is author of more than 120 award-winning books for adults and children.
His honors include fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and National Endowment of the Arts, and the Storyteller of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas.
“With the aid of a drum, his hypnotically melodic voice and a repertoire of stories that seem to transcend time and place, Bruchac whisks people off to mystical realms far from their immediate reality.” –Countryside Magazine
Designated an American Masterpiece Touring Artist by the NEA, Elizabeth Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains hearing stories from her grandfather, a mountain minister. The “Divine Miss E” is a versatile and riveting teller of Appalachian and Texas tales and stories of heroic American women, though her personal stories are arguably her best.
An award-winning author, she is a recipient of the John Henry Faulk award from the Tejas Storytelling Association, and the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards.
“It was a breathtaking performance to witness. Elizabeth was so layered and magical and real. Her timing impeccable, her delivery effortless, her impact extraordinary.” – Ann Arbor Observer -
Different stories are told each night.