Night Chills –An Evening of Ghost Stories
Presented by acclaimed Kentucky author & storyteller Roberta Simpson
Roberta Simpson Brown is known by fellow storytellers as the "Queen of the Cold-Blooded Tales" for good reason. Her chilling stories are set in familiar, contemporary settings-family rooms, farms, and campgrounds-with an undercurrent of something very, very scary pulling the reader into the undertow of terror.
Storytelling is a great part of our Kentucky heritage. This program will consist of true ghost stories, with special holiday ghost stories included from our new book: Haunted Holidays: Twelve Months of Kentucky Ghosts published by The University Press of Kentucky. Some of the stories will tell of spooky tales connected to long ago Kentucky customs (beekeeping, weather forecasts, turkey drives, pie suppers, berry picking, and chivalries), and others will have current ghostly settings (schools,houses, sinkholes, etc.). The stories will promote the importance of preserving Kentucky stories and passing them on to future generations.
Roberta’s work includes The Walking Trees and Other Scary Stories (nominated for the 1992 Parents’ Choice Award), The Queen of the Cold-Blooded Tales, Scared in School, Strains of Music (a mystery novel written with her sister Fatima), Lamplight Tales, and Spooky, Kooky Poems for Kids (written with her husband, Lonnie E Brown) Her audio tapes, Scary Stories for All Ages and The Scariest Stories Ever are available through August House Publishers. She also has CDs, Creaking Porch Stories and Streamers.
Roberta has appeared in many states coast to coast at parks, workshops, schools, libraries, institutions, the National Middle School Conference, and The Corn Island Storytelling Festival. She has written for Louisville Magazine, and has performed on radio and television (National Public Radio and Voice of America) and The Kentucky Center for the Arts. She has been featured telling one of her own stories on Lifetime TV’s show, Beyond Chance.
She has been a featured author at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee, the Kentucky Book Fair, and the Southern Festival of Books at Bowling Green (along with such notables as Cleveland Amory, R.L. Stine, Earl Hammer, etc.
Roberta and husband Lonnie do paranormal investigations with the Louisville Ghost Hunters and The American Ghost Society.
There will be a question and answer session after the stories, and members of the audience are encouraged to comment or tell stories of their own!
These eerie stories will thrill and excite anyone who loves a good scare !
Co-sponsored by The Kentucky Humanities Council
October 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm | 2nd Floor meeting room
All programs are free and open to the public.
For more information call 270-442-2510 ext. 117 or visit mclib.net/evenings