I'm off to Virginia this weekend to tell stories at Warrenton and Bealeton libraries in Fauquier County. And to make fruitcake with my sisters. And visit with son Jon and family.
What stories will I tell? At Warrenton, I'll be doing my Appalachian sampler--a taste of the many kinds of stories told in the mountains: ghost stories, ballads, folktales, family stories, tall tales. At Bealeton, the set will be different since I did the sampler there this summer. I'll be focusing on Jack tales at Bealeton, probably telling Jack and Strong Man, Jack and Old Fire Dragaman, Jack's Hunting Trip, and maybe Jack and the Three Sillies, if there's time.