Virtual Book Launch: Liars, Damn Liars, and Storytellers

29-10-2020 at 4.30pm to 6pm

Location: Online - The event is free, but reservations are requested; links will be emailed on the day of the event.

Audience: Public

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“No one has ever told so well the story of the story. Like any great yarn-spinner, Sobol gives us enthralling characters: Ray Hicks at his home on Beech Mountain, Kathryn Tucker Windham hunting the Alabama redhorse fish, Spalding Gray, and dozens more. But he also never loses sight of the core question of his tale: what is the magic in stories that give them such sway over our lives?” —George Dawes Green 


Virtual Book Launch

Liars, Damn Liars, and Storytellers: Essays on Traditional and Contemporary Storytelling (c2020 by University of Tennessee Press)

By Joseph Sobol, USW Professor of Storytelling and Director, George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling 

Hosted by Get a Word In Edgeways Festival of the Spoken Word.


Featuring special guests: 

Jack Zipes, author of The Irresistible Fairy Tale 

Annette Simmons, author of The Story Factor 

George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth 

Doug Lipman, author of The Storytelling Coach 

Jo Radnerpast-president, American Folklore Society 


We will be discussing the new book, and the past, present, and future of the protean art of storytelling. See you there!