The Jackson County Public Library in Sylva will host Sylva resident Curtis Blanton for an evening of storytelling and tall tales at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan.17, in the Community Room.
Always a careful listener to the tales told by friends as well as the old-timers of his parents’ and grandparents’ generation, Blanton teamed up with his boyhood friend, Jim Sellers of Sylva, to create a book of the stories they remembered from the old days. Tales from the Porch was published in 2006 and features illustrations by Sellers, with Blanton as author. Two other books followed: Fireside Tales is another collection of stories, and My Mountains, My Home, is a novel.
Blanton will tell stories and take questions from the audience. His books, which are available at the Library, will also be available for purchase at the event via City Lights Bookstore.
For more information, please call the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva at 828.586.2016.