THE BRANDYWINE STORYTELLING FESTIVAL 2013

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JUNE 21-22,  KENNETT SQUARE, PENNSYLVANIA, USA   7TH ANNUAL

 
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WEB SITE
www.leppstorytelling.com

RECORDINGS
Diablo - Or How I Met
     My Wife
(2011)
Vampire Santa (2010)
Fire! Fire! Pants on Liar! (2008)
The King of Little Things (2008)
Punching the Lard (2007)
The Great Rope Swing
     Misadventure
(2006)
The Divine Bovine (2005)
The Teacher in the  Patriotic
     Bathing Suit
(2005)
Mayhem Dressed as an
     Eight  Point Buck
(2003)
Buck Meets the Monster
     Stick
(2001)

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Bil Lepp's 2010 CD: Vampire Santa
Bil Lepp's 2006 CD: The Great Rope Swing Misadventure

F  E  A  T  U  R  E  D     S  T  O  R  Y  T  E  L  L  E  R

B  I  L     L  E  P  P

Bil Lepp makes his seventh appearance at the Brandywine Storytelling Festival in 2013. With bail outs, stimulus packages, healthcare and politicians dominating the 24-hour news cycle, even in the dead of June, Bil is actually the ONE liar that you’ll want to listen to. While his stories may not always be completely true, they are always honest.

Of course Bil is a  nationally renowned storyteller and five time champion of the West  Virginia Liars’ Contest. That’s what gives him his street ‘cred in Beckley. His outrageous, humorous tall-tales and witty stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and from  all walks of life, from elementary school to veterans' homes, from  churches to colleges, from festivals to formal dinners.

Though a  champion liar, his hilarious, insightful stories often contain morsels  of truth which shed light on subjects such as politics, religion, death, relationships,  and human nature.

An award winning storyteller, author,  and recording artist, Bil has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012; the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2003; and at major storytelling events across the country. Bil’s popular corporate engagements focus on ‘Making Stupid Profitable’ and ‘How To Make Folks Believe Most Anything.’

Says Bil, "Everywhere I slept, I've lied." 

We know this to be true. But while he and his buddy Skeeter always seem to find themselves in trouble -- to the amusement of everyone present -- they do so with the best of intentions, if not results. And sometimes, ironically,  they even find themselves on the same side as the iconic Officer Hasbrough.

Bil has produced nine audio collections including the brand spanking new: ‘Diablo, Or How I Met My Wife.’ He has also written four books, including the novel: ‘Halfdollar,’ published in October, 2008. His recorded work has received a Parent’s Choice Approved Award and a National Parenting Publications NAPPA Honors Award.

Bil may often be found on the road with fellow Lower Brandywine featured Tellers Kim Weitkamp and Andy Offut Irwin on their ongoing Uncalled For Tour, despite artistic differences, and public outcry. We guess that this makes our festival an unofficial tour stop, and therefore REALLY uncalled for.

Bil  lives in  Charleston, West Virginia with his wife and two children.

The Lower Brandywine Storytelling Festival is the anchor event in Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church's Community Outreach Calendar of Events. It's fun. It's Family-friendly. And it's FREE! So forward this web address to your family, friends, neighbors and associates. But encourage them  to register today, because space is limited.

Brandywine Storytelling Festival

Find the 2013 Festival at Upland Country Day School, 420 West Street Road  Kennett Square, PA 19348  USA

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Enrapt audience at the 2007 Lower Brandywine Storytelling Festival. (Photo by Carlos Alejandro)

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Friday, June 21

Friday Night Sampler
9:00PM

Saturday, June 22

Workshop 6
11:00AM

Special Performance
1:00PM

Featured Performance
9:00PM

 

Bil Lepp's 2008 book: Halfdollar
Bil Lepp's 2005 CD: The Teacher in the Patriotic Bathing Suit
Bil Lepp's 2005 CD: The Divine Bovine
Bil Lepp's 2003 CD: Mayhem Dressed as an Eight Point Buck
Click here for the The Uncalled For Trio's blog
The Uncalled For Trio: Bil Lepp - Kim Weitkamp - Andy Irwin