Outcast Storyteller Andy Davis Exiled to the Corner House
February 28th, Andy Davis will be telling tales in front of the hearth at the Corner House Inn in Center Sandwich. The storytelling dinner starts at 6:30 pm, and the stories begin when dessert dishes have been cleared.
Davis roams the northern woods with a quiver of tales that include equal parts magical realism, personal experience and multicultural folklore. He has entertained audiences as far east as Paris, as far south as Bamako, and as far west as San Diego.
"Andy is a storyteller of remarkable guile and wit,” says Joanne Piazzi, another Corner House storyteller, and president of the League for Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES).
“He has a straight-faced, straight-forward, seemingly innocent way of delivering the most outlandish tales I've ever heard. He's three-quarters of the way through it when I realize I've been had! Again! Why do I keep falling for this? Because he's so good at charming his audience and making us groan with recognition and laugh at ourselves. That's what the teller of a good story does. Andy is one of the best."
Davis lives with his wife and eleven year old daughter in Albany, in the shadow of Mt. Chocorua, where he co-directs the World Fellowship Center, a multigenerational educational camp and retreat center devoted to peace and social justice. He is a member of the Mountain Storytellers Guild, the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES), and the Professional Organization of English Majors (POEM).
Storytelling Dinners are held every Thursday evening, late October through May, at the Corner House Inn in Center Sandwich. Dinner begins at 6:30 PM and the cost is $19.95 per person. For more information and reservations contact the Corner House at 284-6219, or on-line