JBU Welcomes Award-Winning Storyteller

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Award-Winning Storyteller Christopher Leebrick

Siloam Springs, Ark. (September 17, 2008) - National award-winning storyteller Christopher Leebrick will be the special guest at John Brown University on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Part of JBU’s Lyceum Series, “An Evening of Storytelling with Christopher Leebrick” will be held in the Jones Recital Hall in the Cathedral of the Ozarks. Admission is free and open to any adults and children ages 10 and up. Leebrick’s return visit comes after a well received appearance at JBU in 2004. His previous performance had the highest attendance for that year in the music department’s Lyceum Series. “Every life is a story,” said Paul Smith, JBU music department chair. “Chris has the ability to capture the essence of a story, and he has collected hundreds of stories from people all over the world through his travels. He brings these stories to life on stage in a way that young and old alike are spellbound. Last time he was here, the auditorium was packed, and everyone there was enthralled.” A storyteller since age 13, Leebrick has since shared stories across the United States and internationally at a variety of venues, events and festivals. His performance collection highlights folk tales, legends, tall tales and original stories. His latest album, “Spoooky!” features Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” and other eerie tales.

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