Sacred Stories

Date: Nov 05, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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EVERYONE WELCOME

Hear storytellers offer a more "soul-full" approach to their stories. A heartfelt morning of "feel-good" stories, songs, and humor. A peaceful way to close-out a busy weekend.
First United Methodist Church ~ George West, TX

Sunday ~ November 5, 2017 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The 2017 Storytellers are the following:

andy hedges

monte jones

carolina quiroga-stultz

darci tucker a



2017 Sacred Stories Committee:
Glynis Strause, Chairman

The Rev. Jack “Monte” Jones, aka Biscuits O’Bryan, is a third generation San Angeloan and fifth generation Texan whose great-great grandfather, Joseph Bell Chance, fought for Texas independence in the Battle of San Jacinto. He graduated from St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin and then attended Texas A&MUniversity for a semester. The Corps of Cadets and comparative vertebrate anatomy convinced him he did not want to be a veterinarian, so he enlisted in the U. S. Navy. While in boot camp, he was selected for flight training as a Naval Aviation Cadet. When arriving in Pensacola, Florida, he was chosen to be on the Naval Aviation Cadet Drill Team. They marched during half-time shows at college football games around the country. He made his six carrier landings on the USS Saipan in July, 1956. While learning to fly jet planes in Beeville, Texas, Monte developed ear blockage problems and chose to leave before completing flight training. Upon returning home, he decided to attend college, and he received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Drama and English from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, where he was named a Distinguished Alumnus, and a Master of Divinity degree from The School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, and was elected Seminary Student Body President his senior year.He has taken graduate courses at The University of Texas, The Graduate Theological Foundation and HoffstraUniversity.

He created Biscuits O’Bryan, the cook for the I. O. Everbody Ranch, on the stage of the Covered Wagon Dinner Theater at the Caverns of Sonora in 1987, and has performed at cowboy poetry gatherings, schools, chamber of commerce banquets, and other events in Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Connecticut, and New York City. He is the author of three books, Biscuits O’Bryan’s Book of Beans, Bread and Other Bull; More Bull from Biscuits and Biscuits O’Bryan; Texas Storyteller (one of the books in “The Texas Heritage Series”). His compact disc, Biscuits Live at the Grand, was recorded at a one-man show at the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. In 2003, Biscuits received the Will Rogers Award for Outstanding Cowboy Storyteller/Humorist by the Academy of Western Artists.

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Andy Hedges is a songster, reciter and guitarist. His varied repertoire includes classic cowboy poetry recitations, obscure cowboy songs, dust bowl ballads, and blues. Andy taught himself to play the guitar when he was 14 and began collecting classic cowboy poems and traditional cowboy songs. He has released nine albums including four joint projects with songwriter Andy Wilkinson.In 2010, Andy won the Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum for Outstanding Traditional Western Album. His latest album, Cowboy Recitations is a collection of traditional and modern cowboy poems that Andy has picked up over the years. Andy lives in Lubbock, Texas with his wife and children.

"Andy Hedges makes no claim to being a cowboy but he has the cowboy spirit, integrity, and the heart that makes his music so undeniably real. Andy could very well carry on the traditions when all us old guys are gone. I'd feel assured in knowing the music of our great American West was in good hands."

- Don Edwards

"He embodies the future of the tradition." - Waddie Mitchell

"Andy is just the kind of artist I like. Deep into the tradition and carrying it into the future with his own voice." - Jim Rooney

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Carolina Quiroga-Stultz earned a Masters Degree in Storytelling at East Tennesee State University. Since landing in San Antonio in 2014, she has sought out and organized storytelling programs for small companies of SASA Storytellers at St. P.J.s, the San Antonio Childrens Hospital, and at the Scobee Planetarium’s Lunar Extravaganza. She has collaborated with SAY Sí (Multidisciplinary Youth Arts Program) to create a production for the Muertitos Fest 2016 and developed story programs with UNAM (Universidad Nacional de Mexico), the Instituto Cultural de Mexico, and San Antonio College. She built a relationship with the Rainbow Turkish House and facilitated bringing SASA’s annual Tellabration!™ to that site. She applied for and received DCCD funding support for a program of her own in 2015, then inspired SASA to apply in 2016.

Her repertoire embraces the myths, legends and mysteries of Central and South America from Guatemala to La Patagonia, and she has not stopped telling them since she arrived in San Antonio! She has appeared at Northside ISD Story Fest, Spooky Stories at Travis Park, Spanish and French classes at Stevens High School, and SASA’s Tellabration!. She gave the Keynote address at the 2015 UTSA Storytelling Festival. She has performed at the Texas Storytelling Festival in Denton and the National Storytelling Conference in Kansas City, MO. In 2015, she toured Costa Rica with her shows in Spanish and English, The Tatu´s Night (Children Stories) and Las Animas (Latin-American spooky tales). Recently Carolina received the National Storytelling Network’s “J. J. Reneaux Emerging Artist” Award.

Visit her website: www.carolinastoryteller.com

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Darci Tucker founded American Lives™ in 2000, to bring history to life for students and museum visitors; to help them understand our culture, rights and responsibilities as Americans by exploring the lives of our predecessors. Darci started with Revolutionary Women, her original one-woman play about the American Revolution. Her company now offers a wide variety of historical programs, plus professional development, consulting and traditional storytelling.

American Lives™ features both Darci Tucker and her husband Terry Yemm. They are veteran museum educators with more than 50 years of combined experience teaching history at Colonial Williamsburg, the nation’s premier living history museum.

Darci holds a BA in Political Science from UCLA. She is a playwright, actress and storyteller who performs her original, one-woman play, Revolutionary Women™, in schools across the nation. She literally wrote the book on how to portray people from history. She trains teachers and museum professionals to use storytelling and character interpretation as teaching tools, and writes history and literacy lesson plans. She tells stories at festivals across the country, created a character interpretation program at a TN university, and consults for museums and municipalities who want to improve their visitors’ experiences.

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Sacred Stories
Nov 05, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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