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Sacred Stories

Date: Nov 04, 2018
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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.
Church of Christ ~ George West, TX

Sunday ~ November 4, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The 2018 Storytellers are the following:

donna ingham

andy Offutt Irwin

kim lehman

larry thompson

2018 Sacred Stories Committee:
Glynis Holm Strause, Chairman

Donna Ingham

Donna Ingham is an award winning tale teller and author from Spicewood, Texas. She has written six books and produced five CDs and performs as a professional storyteller all over the country. A recipient of the 2007 John Henry Faulk Award selected by the Tejas Storytelling Association and the 2015 National Storytelling Network ORACLE Regional Excellence Award for the South Central Region, she also has the dubious distinction of having been named the Biggest Liar in Austin seven times and the Biggest Liar in Texas three times. She is on the Touring Artists Roster of the Texas Commission on the Arts.


With a manic, Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises, and heart-filled stories, Andy Offutt Irwin is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer.
A storyteller, theatre director, singer-songwriter, and Shakespearean actor, Andy has been Artist-in-Residence at Emory University’s Oxford College since 1991. He has performed at LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in New York, The Library of Congress, Walt Disney World, and a bunch of times at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.
Andy lives in Covington, Georgia. He thinks he is funny.

Kim Lehman

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Kim Lehman has been telling tales for many years, first as a way to entertain younger cousins and now as a professional storyteller and musician. Kim has performed at hundreds of festivals, schools, libraries, and museums including being a featured teller at the Texas Storytelling Festival. Each fun and educational program includes a variety of stories, songs, props, puppets and participation that can be tailored to specific age groups. While growing up in rural Pennsylvania, Kim taught herslf to play guitar so she could join her uncles in playing music around the campfire on frequent family outings. Throughout the years Kim has collected 150 instruments, 400 hats, many books, rocks, stories and songs - some of which she would love to share with you!

Larry Thompson

Larry Thompson has been in front of audiences for 30 years. Larry is at home helping the audience laugh, learn, and let loose. He has told stories on mountain tops and in valleys from New Mexico to South Carolina and many large and small places in between. Larry tells cowboy tales, folk tales, and home-grown tales and guarantees to make the audience smile. He has published three books of his own stories, including his newest book, Good Jeans and Good Rhymes; a collection of western poetry. He is a previous champion of the Houston Liar’s Contest, and was voted “Least Forgettable Performer” at the 2012 Trembling Hills Rehab Center Friends and Fish Cook-off. He is past President of the San Antonio Storytelling Association and is past President of the Board of Directors for the Tejas Storytelling Association.

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