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Jim May's Groundhog Tales

  • Home State Bank 124 Johnson Street Woodstock Illinois (map)

Listen to a master storyteller share the secrets of these winter prognosticators! Come hear Jim’s stories celebrating the ground hogs arrival.

Jim May is an Emmy Award-winning storyteller and writer. His collection of stories, The Farm on Nippersink Creek, won a best book award from the Public Librarian Association. He is cofounder of the Illinois Storytelling Festival and has been its artistic director for twenty years! In 2000, Jim was inducted into the National Storytelling “Circle of Excellence” (Hall Of Fame).

He has toured the U.S. and Europe, presenting at schools as well as storytelling and folk festivals as an artist/author in residence at schools and universities and nonprofit and corporate venues emphasizing the role of myth, story and culture in the personal, family and community context.

Chicagoans know him from his appearances on WGN’s Roy Leonard Show and from the Studs Terkel radio show on WFMT-FM. He received a 1989 Chicago Emmy award for a WTTW-Channel 11 production of his original story, A Bell For Shorty.

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