Guest post by Stacy Dohogne Lane, Director of Public Relations
Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau
In describing the wonderful art of storytelling, perhaps renowned storyteller Donald Davis says it best, “I’m an oral filmmaker. In telling stories, I’m taking the pictures that I see in my mind and moving them to your mind. I’ll use anything I have to move those pictures…my body, my voice, my attitude, my emotion, you! I’ll use whatever it takes, because, with storytelling, success is ultimately not ‘Did I say it,’ success is ‘Did you see it?’”
Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories learned from a family of traditional storytellers who have lived on the same Western North Carolina land since 1781. Fellow storyteller Dolores Hydock grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania. She now lives in Birmingham, Ala. and shares funny, affectionate stories about family fireworks, food fads, true love, turnip greens and other peculiarities of everyday life.
Davis and Hydock will share their great stories in Cape Girardeau at the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on Friday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.
If you’re still searching for that perfectly unique Christmas gift for that tough to buy for person on your list, then give them the gift of “An Evening with Donald Davis and Dolores Hydock” as they share their great stories in Cape Girardeau at the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on Friday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are general admission and are very reasonably priced, $12 for adult tickets, $5 for children 14 years old and younger. Tickets are available by calling 573-651-2265 or by visiting the Special Events page at RiverCampusEvents.com. The January event kicks off the 2013 season and sixth year of storytelling in Cape Girardeau. Two other storytelling events will take place, in May and in September of 2013.
If your business would like to help keep the art of storytelling alive and well in Cape Girardeau, contact the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Director of Sales, Alyssa Lage, at 573-335-1631, extension 14 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship packages cover all 3 events, and include advertising and social media exposure, as well as free tickets. Give Alyssa a call to learn more!
So, join us. Mark your calendars for Friday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. for “An Evening with Donald Davis and Dolores Hydock” at the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. Come see what all the talk is about! There are memories to create and stories to share… Only in Cape Girardeau!