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Linda Wilson

Public Relations

Birmingham Public Library

(205) 226-3746

lwilson@bham.lib.al.us

 

The Birmingham Public Library will host the 10th Annual Children’s Author / Storyteller Event September 24 – 25, 2007

Flyer (pdf)

 

The Birmingham Public Library is proud to host award winning storyteller, Diane Ferlatte. Diane is known for her humor, depth, and tenderness, as well as for the intimate and personal rapport she has formed with audiences worldwide for over 20 years. An award winning artist, Ferlatte loves to tell African American stories, as well as stories that touch upon our common humanity.

 

Her latest recording, Wickety Whack – Brer Rabbit is Back has received the 2007 Parents’ Choice Gold Award, The American Library Association’s 2007 Notable Children’s Recording Award, and the 2007 iParenting Media Award.

 

A Storytelling Circle of Excellence recipient, Ferlatte has toured and performed internationally, including Holland, France, Sweden, Australia, Singapore, and Malaysia. Musician Erik Pearson accompanies Ferlatte on banjo and guitar.

 

Schedule of Appearances:

 

Monday, September 24, 2007

  • Central Library – 10:00 a.m.
  • Five Points West Branch Library – 6:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

  • Smithfield Branch Library – 10:00 a.m.
  • North Avondale Branch Library – 1:00 p.m.
  • West End Branch Library – 3:30 p.m.
  • Springville Road Branch Library – 6:30 p.m.
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