Hydock coming to Red Bay
RED BAY – Dolores Hydock, a member of the Alabama Humanities Foundation’s Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, will present “Footprint on the Sky: Memories of a Chandler Mountain Spring” on Saturday, September 20, at 4 p.m., at Community Spirit Banks’s Weatherford Centre Theatre in downtown Red Bay.
Bonnets, bow-tie quilts, tomato stakes, the recipe for Scripture Cake, and an old-timey cure for hiccups—they’re all part of this funny and touching portrait of an Alabama mountain community in the 1970s.
Hydock brings the spirit and voices of special mountain friends to life in this story of strong women, Southern hospitality, and the generous spirit of a close-knit community.
The free event is being held in conjunction with Red Bay’s Founders Fest and is sponsored by the city of Red Bay and the Alabama Humanities Foundation.
Hydock is an actress, storyteller, and writer whose one-woman shows and presentations bring to life the voices and spirits of a wide range of characters from life and literature.
Her work has been featured at conferences and special events throughout the Southeast, and her four CDs of original stories have all received awards from Storytelling World Magazine for excellence in storytelling.
“We are so excited to have Dolores Hydock presenting this special program for us in conjunction with our Founders Fest,” Rosalyn Fabianke said.
“This should be a wonderful program that is both informative and entertaining and we hope everyone can make it out for this special event.”
Originally from Reading, Penn., Dolores moved to Birmingham in 1974 after completing her studies in American Folklore at Yale University. Her work has been featured at festivals, conferences, and special events through-out the U.S., including the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn. She has been a Road Scholar with the Alabama Humanities Foundation for over 10 years.
For more information about this special program, call 256-356-4473 (ext. 3 or 4) or 256-332-1760.