Never mind the Moth or StoryCorps! Stories just as fine and fascinating come from The Liars’ Club, Western Maine’s own group of vivid storytellers, who will be performing some of their tales at Lovell’s Brick Church for the Performing Arts on Thursday, June 30.
Since January, the “Liars” (who do tell the truth, but enjoy the playful name) have met on the third Friday of each month at the Charlotte Hobbs Library in Lovell to exchange well-crafted stories from their lives and their interests. The group – which is always open to new members, listeners as well as tellers – is part of a nation-wide movement that is reviving adult storytelling.
On June 30, the program will include a variety of moving, hilarious, and intriguing stories. The audience will hear tales about a close encounter on the Appalachian Trail; a timely and astonishing yard sale discovery; a father whose care for others formed a powerful legacy for his daughter; a national catastrophe that became very personal; a doctor who killed a president; and the trials and rewards of “eating wild.”
And that is not all! In addition, on this occasion three professional storytellers will be joining the Liars: Meg Gilman, a dynamic performer from Portsmouth; Michael Parent, an internationally-renowned Franco-American teller; and Lovell’s own Jo Radner, who coaches and emcees the Liars’ Club.
The Liars’ Club and Friends will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts at 502 Christian Hill Road (just off Route 5) in Lovell. Tickets are available at the door: adults $10, children 12 and under $5. Refreshments will be served. For more information, go to www.lovellbrickchurch.org or call 207-925-1500.