Library Hosts Gary Carden for Program on Jack Tales and Their Origins
The Jackson County Public Library will host renowned storyteller and playwright Gary Carden on Tuesday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m. for a program on Appalachian Jack Tales and their origins. The program will be held in the Community Room of the Jackson County Public Library Complex.
Carden, who lives in Sylva, is an award-winning storyteller, author, screenwriter, and playwright. He is the founder of The Liar's Bench, a popular live variety show featuring storytelling, music, and poetry. His books include Mason Jars in the Flood and Belled Buzzards, Hucksters, and Grieving Specters: Appalachian Tales. Among his many produced plays are "The Raindrop Waltz," "Birdell," "The Prince of Dark Corners," and "Nance Dude." He has also written many film scripts, including the Tom Davenport movie, "Willa: An American Snow White." According to novelist Ron Rash, of WCU, "Gary Carden is one of Appalachia's greatest treasures. No one I know understands the culture better; add to this Carden's storytelling ability and you have an artist of the first order."
Carden's program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Library. For more information, please contact the Jackson County Public Library at 586-2016.