The International Storytelling Center will pay tribute to the late Kathryn Windham at the 2011 National Storytelling Festival. A beloved and well-known storyteller, Kathryn died on June 12. She was scheduled to appear as a featured teller at the 2011 Festival, as she so often had since 1974.
Some of the ways Kathryn will be remembered at the National Storytelling Festival include:
During the Festival, a Bottle Tree in honor of Kathryn will stand in the Mary B. Martin Storytelling Hall. A centuries-old tradition that is said to repel evil spirits, the Bottle Tree recreates a tree that has stood for years in the backyard of Kathryn’s Selma, Alabama home. Stop by the Bottle Tree during the Festival and leave your condolences and stories about Kathryn for her family.
Storyteller Donald Davis will share his memories of Kathryn in two sessions of Kathryn and Me, a feature of the popular Storytelling Studio—conducted during the Festival weekend in the theater of the Mary B. Martin Hall. A separate ticket is required.
Kathryn: The Story of a Teller, a one and a half-hour video visit with Kathryn in her Selma, Alabama home, will be shown each day throughout the Festival from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in ISC’s theater. Admission is free. Seating begins at 12:45 p.m.