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Storyfest features Kentucky authors

Several agencies combined efforts to sponsor Storyfest which brought two author/storytellers to Adair County Middle School Friday evening. All ACMS students and their families were invited to attend and enjoy storytelling and refreshments.
Featured Kentucky authors and storytellers were Roberta Simpson Brown and Dr. William Lynwood Montell.

The event was held Friday, October 17, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the courtyard at the Adair County Middle School. If you haven't see it yet, make a point to go there. It is quite an asset to the former high school building.

It was sponsored by: ACMS Media Center, Title I, KRA Youth Services, Future Connections, Project Excel and the Janice Holt Giles Memorial Adair County Public Library.

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Storyfest brought Kentucky authors to ACMS

2003-10-20 - Columbia, KY - Photo Linda Waggener. STORYTELLER Roberta Simpson Brown grew up on a farm on the Adair/Russell County line and is one-time Sheriff George Simpson's niece. She remembers him bringing her to Columbia many times as a child in his official car, sounding the sirens for her and says, "I thought Columbia was the biggest place in the world." Creaking Porch stories is the name of her CD new. She says she started writing professionally in the 80s after having been a storyteller prior to that. She has three books out, two cassette tapes and the CD. For more on Ms. Brown go to
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Storyfest enjoyed by students and families

2003-10-20 - Columbia, KY - Photo Linda Waggener. CAMERON MURRELL, left, was one of the author's helpers at Storyfest Friday night. He is the son of Mike and Michelle Murrell of Columbia. Dr. Lynwood Montell, center, is an author, storyteller and a WKU teacher who, he says, is fully "retarded now". At right is Storyfest assistant Todd Smith, son of Barry and Renee Smith of Fairplay. The two 7th graders were recruited by Ms. Kirkland. Dr. Montell's newest book is "Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky" which includes Adair and 102 other Kentucky county ghost stories. For more information on his books, go to
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