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09/30/2013

Storyteller Kitty Wilson-Evans to Present to Friends of Dacus Library

Quick Facts

 During the 1990s, and up until her retirement in 2010, Wilson-Evans was a storyteller and interpreter at Historic Brattonsville in York County.
 Wilson-Evans co-authored a book with Lucinda Dunn entitled “Kessie’s Tales,” based on stories of Kessie, a young slave girl at Brattonsville, in the early 1800s.

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Kitty Wilson-Evans
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Kitty Wilson-Evans '92 of Lancaster, S.C., a well-known storyteller and slave re-enactor, is the keynote speaker for the annual Friends of Dacus Library meeting at Winthrop University on Oct. 7.

The dinner meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Tuttle Dining Room of McBryde Hall.

During the 1990s, and up until her retirement in 2010, Wilson-Evans was a storyteller and interpreter at Historic Brattonsville in York County. She received many awards and recognitions for her interpretive work, including the Rock Hill/York County Convention and Visitors Bureau Heart of Industry Tourism Award (2010), the Jubilee Festival Heritage Award (2009), and the Robert E. Lee Service Award from the Ben Caudill Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans (2008).

Wilson-Evans co-authored a book with Lucinda Dunn entitled “Kessie’s Tales,” based on stories of Kessie, a young slave girl at Brattonsville, in the early 1800s.

Also at the Oct. 7 meeting, the Friends of the Library will induct the following as life members: Alice B. Coleman; Winthrop President Jayne Marie (Jamie) Comstockand her husband, Larry Williamson; Caroline B. Cooney; Janet Gray; Cindy and Paul Nigro; Joyce Plyler; Jack W. Weaver and Ruth K. Webb.

The meeting is free for Friends of the Library members and $15 for non-members. For tickets, contact Ronnie W. Faulkner at Dacus Library at faulknerr@winthrop.edu or 803/323-2262.

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