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An evening with Carmen Deedy



An evening with Carmen Deedy

September 30 from 6:15 - 7:15 pm

Central Library

Meet the author in a family friendly program for kids of all ages. Bring your “Blanky and your Boo Bear" (bringing of your favorite stuffed animal, pajamas, and blankets is encouraged) Come hear a master storyteller tell her favorite stories and join us for refreshments.


Carmen Deedy is an award-winning storyteller who has been sharing tales and writing books for children for more than two decades. Her work as a storyteller has taken her all over North America speaking to adults and children alike. Among other places, she has spoken at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Disney Institute, and the Kennedy Space Center. She is a recurrent featured teller at the International Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

Born in Havana, Cuba, she and her family migrated to the United States in 1964 after the Cuban Revolution, settling down in Decatur, Georgia. Since then, she has written ten children’s books in English and two in Spanish, received numerous awards including the Pura Belpre Honor, the Odyssey Honor, and the Christopher Award. She has also spoken numerous times on the NPR radio program All Things Considered. These appearances were compiled into the audiobook Growing up Cuban in Decatur, Georgia, which won awards from Publishers Weekly and the Parents’ Choice Foundation. She lives near Atlanta, Ga. with her singer storyteller husband John McCutcheon.

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  • Charlotte H.

    Terrific as warm and vibrant with stories of great depth.

    October 1, 2013

  • Terri I.

    Well worth the two hour drive to see her again -- she is one of my favorites.

    2 · September 30, 2013

  • Robb F.

    What a delightful story teller! Carmen has a great gift - clever, animated, and appealing across the generations.

    2 · September 30, 2013

  • Cliff S.

    Carmen Deedy is a terrific storyteller, one that I will go to hear any time I have the opportunity. Her stories tonight were very appropriate to the group she was visiting, but the acoustics in the room and the lack of seating made it difficult to hear her from many parts of the room.

    1 · September 30, 2013

  • Terri I.

    Is it necessary to get a ticket for this event? If so, how much are they?


    September 25, 2013

  • Charlotte H.

    Looking forward to hearing the fabulous Carmen Deedy again!

    July 17, 2013

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