Storyteller to visit library
Guest once a featured speaker at Carter Center
Friends of the Library and the Newton County Library will present Ron Kemp in the Community Room of the Library at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14.
The program is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
Kemp is a story teller, telling humorous tales with a Southern twist.
He has told for numerous churches and civic organizations through the Atlanta area, including the Callanwolde Arts Center, Atlanta History Center, Oakland Cemetery’s Sunday in the park and the Atlanta Winter Storytelling Festival.
He was a featured teller at the Carter Center in Atlanta for 1999 and 2001 Tellabration and the Roswell Magnolia Storytelling Festival.
Drawing from his experience of growing up in a small Georgia town during the 50s, Kemp tells his stories with southern wisdom, wit, humor, facts, fictions and a few tall tales thrown in for good measure.
He strolls past open fields, fresh steams and barnyards in his stories. Listen to him and you will be sitting a spell on the front porch, in a time before houses had decks and patios.
Enjoy a checker game at the nearby general store and indulge in a cookie from an old-fashioned glass jar simply by listening to Kemp’s stories.
“Anyone who enjoys a good laugh and a good story will enjoy listening to Ron Kemp,” said Pat Haymore, president of the Friends of the Library. “We hope everyone comes to enjoy the evening and help celebrate National Library Week with stories and refreshments.”
Kemp was first runner-up in the 2001 Storyteller of the Year national competition, held in Millersport, Ohio.
The Southern Order of Storytellers honored him with the 2005 Seanahcie Award presented each year for outstanding support of storytelling.