Internationally known storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy will weave her tales this Saturday at Brenau University.
The children’s author and radio contributor will speak at 7 p.m. at the Hosch Theater, followed by a book signing. the event is free, and is open to both students and the general public. The appearance is part of the Georgia Festival of the Book, which is coordinated through the Hall County Library.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Deedy now lives in Decatur. Her most recent book is "Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale," which is available in both English and Spanish editions. Her other works include "Agatha’s Feather Bed: Not Just Another Wild Goose Story," "The Library Dragon" and "The Secret of Old Zeb." Her 1995 audio book, "Growing up Cuban in Decatur, Georgia," was named the best audio storytelling book by Publisher’s Weekly.
Deedy is also a regular contributor to "Weekend All Things Considered" and "Latino USA" on National Public Radio.