An Evening of Storytelling Planned Jan. 18 at River Campus


River_CampusCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 9, 2013 – An evening of storytelling with Donald Davis and Dolores Hydock is planned for Jan. 18 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

The January event kicks off the 2013 season of storytelling in Cape Girardeau. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall.

Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories learned from a family of traditional storytellers who have lived on the same western North Carolina land since 1781.

Davis does a phenomenal job of describing the art of storytelling,

“I’m an oral filmmaker. In telling stories, I’m taking the pictures that I see in my mind and moving them to your mind,” Davis says. “I’ll use anything I have to move those pictures…my body, my voice, my attitude, my emotion, you. I’ll use whatever it takes, because, with storytelling, success is ultimately not ‘Did I say it?’ Success is ‘Did you see it?'”

Hydock grew up in Reading, Pa., and lives in Birmingham, Ala. She shares funny, affectionate stories about family fireworks, food fads, true love, turnip greens and other peculiarities of everyday life.

Tickets for “An Evening with Donald Davis and Dolores Hydock” are available by calling the River Campus Box Office at (573) 651-2265 or by visiting