Storyteller Bil Lepp returns to southwest Florida on Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts located 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers FL 33919. Tickets are $20 for Alliance members or $25 for non-members. His matinee and evening performances will be full of outrageous, humorous tall-tales and witty stories for listeners from all walks of life.
Bil Lepp is a nationally renowned storyteller and five time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest. Lepp is the author of six books and sixteen audio collections. His first children’s book, The King of Little Things, won the PEN Steven Kroll Award for Picture Book Writing, received a Kirkus Starred review, and favorable reviews from The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, The School Library Journal and other publications. It also won the Zena Sutherland Award, the Parent’s Choice Gold Award, was a finalist for the Irma Black Award, and was chosen to be West Virginia’s book at the National Book Festival.
“Lepp is a side-splittingly funny man.” — The Smithsonian Center for Folk Life
An exclusive workshop, “Storytelling: Expanding the Idea (Ages 16+),” will take place on Feb. 23 from 6 – 8 p.m. Lepp will share ways to combine several stories or snippets of varying length, and often diverse subject matter, into one relatively coherent, interlocking piece. This allows the teller to tell several short stories within the body of a larger tale without all the stops and starts. The workshop is $15 for Alliance members or $20 for non-members.
These events are sponsored by Briers CPA.