Wittmann to appear at library May 12

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TELL CITY – Gary Wittmann, storyteller, author and composer, will present “Creating the Circle of the Stories, Poetry and Songs” at 1 p.m. May 12 at the Perry County Public Library – Tell City branch to celebrate children’s book week.

Wittmann grew up listening to generations of storytellers and has continued the tradition. Along with his brother, he composes songs and poetry. His presentations include puppets, musical instruments and tales with both multicultural folktales as well as original stories about the circle of life.
Listening to whoppers and family folklore, Wittmann has woven his own experiences into some of the tales, including chasing a monster away from his camping tent, snorkeling along the Hawaiian coast, dancing with Native Americans, swimming a mile in a catfish infested lake, chasing pigs and living in a haunted house.
He is a former teacher and received the Dove Award for his CD, “Creating the Circle of the Stories, Poetry and Songs.” Wittmann recently published a poetry book for children, “Up the Tree House,” and copies of his CD will be available for purchase after the presentation for $15.
The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and admission is free. The public is encouraged to attend.