SOUTH SHORE, Ky. — McKell Public Library in South Shore, Ky. will host celebrated storyteller, author and folklorist, Roberta Simpson Brown, known to her fellow storytellers as ‘The Queen of Cold Blooded Tales’ to kick off National Library Week on Monday, April 11, at 1 p.m.
Brown’s works include, Kentucky Hauntings: Homespun Ghost Stories and Unexplained History, Spookiest Stories Ever: Four Seasons of Kentucky Ghosts and Campfire Tales: Kentucky.
Denise Greathouse, Branch Manager of the Greenup Public Library, said Brown is a very talented storyteller, something she has personally experienced.
“We always try to do something for National Library Week, something that we try to do each year to help to make people more aware of the library, We have Roberta Simpson Brown coming to the McKell Public Library,” Greathouse said. “I have actually heard Ms. Roberta Brown at one of the conferences and she is really good. I was really interested in the way she tells her tells.”
Brown said she is looking forward to visiting the McKell Public Library.
“I have acquired the name, ‘The Queen of Cold Blooded Tales.’ Ghost story telling is something that I have had an interest in for a very long time,” Brown said. “My husband and I actually have been ghost hunters for a long time, but not in the traditional since. People will really enjoy my story telling, and it will be family oriented, although I do some spooky story telling that is more appropriate for older audiences.
In addition to Brown visiting for National Library Week, other events scheduled for the week include author Kathy Roar on Monday, April 11 at 6 p.m. Flatwoods Public Library will host the Actors for Children’s Theater, who will present ‘Tells From the Haunted Holler,’ on Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m.
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