The Friends of the Anderson County Library
in cooperation with Anderson University presents the Eighth Annual Starburst
Storytellers' Festival. Events are free and open to the public.
The Tellin' is at the Anderson County Library. The Starburst
Storytellers’ Festival is also generously supported by: AnMed Health
Carolina Cardiology, AnMed Health Family Medicine Residency, SCBT (The Bank of
Anderson), Blue Ridge Electric/Blue Ridge Security, The Peoples Bank, members of the faculty of T.L. Hanna High
School, and Wells Fargo Bank. Individual sponsors include Kay
McKee, Marian Moorhead, Caroline Tolbert, and Carl and Debbie Stone. Thank You.
Four storytellers from
around the country with local Clemson Area Storytellers are participating in this annual event at the
library. In addition to performing at the library, Artist will perform in Anderson School
Districts Two, Three, and Five. we appreciate the schools' and Anderson University's support of the Festival.
People are drawn to Andy Offutt Irwin like magnets to a refrigerator! He’s a storyteller, humorist, singer, songwriter, musician, whistler, and a walking menagerie of sound effects and dialects. He’s making his fifth appearance at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN this fall. If you can’t see him there, don’t miss him in Anderson!
When one great storyteller praises another, you know she’s good! Andy Offutt Irwin says of
Lynn Ruehlmann, “She does this magical thing. She utterly transforms herself into the characters she’s telling about.” In “Mischief and Other Matters,” her real-life stories from growing up include when she made a ceiling fall in and what happened when she got her first driver’s license. Come laugh and remember.
Award-winning storyteller Linda Goodman learned her art from her father, a coal miner who was a masterful
yarn spinner himself. She’s been entertaining audiences of all ages throughout the country with her original stories, traditional tales, and monologues ever since with their Southern Appalachian flavor. Come listen to childhood schemes and adventures in “Memories of a Former Kid.”
Oba William King
You’re in for a sing-along, dance-along, gooooood time event when you come hear storyteller, poet, and musician
Oba William King in a performance of story and rhyme designed for the entire family. Help us end the festival with a shout!
A Cast From CAST
Clemson Area Story Tellers’ Guild
Members of CAST features new and familiar
voices from the Upstate in a program of original stories and familiar
legends. Performing will be Billy Boggs, Michelle Buscher,
Cathelene Morris, Jennifer Simmons, and Judy Seeley.