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Kathryn Tucker Windham: Alabama Tale Tellin’ Festival
October 9, 2015 - October 10, 2015
Since 1980. Founded by the late Selma author Kathryn Tucker Windham, the family event features three nationally known storytellers plus a vocal string band/comedy troupe from Birmingham. This year’s entertainment offers folk tales, spooky tales, sacred tales and hilarious misadventures with plenty of Appalachian heritage in the mix.
“We are excited to have such diverse entertainers this year,” said Tale-Tellin’ Chairman Ann Thomas, “and some of them will visit local schools and share their stories with students prior to the festival.”
Tale-Tellin’ Saturday also brings the 14th annual Kenan’s Mill Festival that will feature live music, stone-ground cornmeal, arts and crafts and children’s activities and the Alabama Historical Association’s fall pilgrimage to Old Cahawba.
“So bring the whole family,” Thomas said. “There will be plenty to do in Selma, and as Kathryn said, ‘There isn’t anything more important than families that laugh together!’”
Sponsored by ArtsRevive, admission is $15 for adults for one night or $25 both nights, $10 for students ages 9-17 for one night and $15 for both nights, and free for children age eight and under. Tickets will be sold at the door or in advance through PayPal.
The theater is located just north of U.S. Highway 80 at Wallace Community College, 3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway.
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The Swappin’ Ground, where amateurs can tell their own tales, starts at 6 p.m. with the main event at 7.