Appalachian Storyteller to Instruct, Entertain

July 10, 2007

“I didn’t learn stories, I just absorbed them,” says nationally known storyteller Donald Davis, who was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich with tales.
Davis will perform at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia, for a public event sponsored by the museum and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at Mary Baldwin University. Tickets: adults $5, children 12 and under $2.

In addition to his public appearance, during the week of July 9–13 Davis will teach “Writing as a Second Language” for area schoolteachers through MAT. The course and project are sponsored by MAT at Mary Baldwin University and funded through an Improving Teacher Quality state grant, the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia and No Child Left Behind.

For more information about Davis — who was called “not simply one of the finest storytellers practicing his craft today, but also one of the master teachers of other storytellers” by Michael Williams of theNashville Banner— visit www.ddavisstoryteller.com .