In Storytelling Arts of Indiana’s annual fundraiser, “Talk of the Town,” Don White will tell stories from his 2021 book “The Hitchhiking Years.” They’re stories about America in the mid-seventies and a method of travel that is lost to history.
“We stuck our thumbs out and left the life we had known in the industrial northeast when we were fresh out of high school,” explains White. “Every day thereafter we experienced something or someplace or someone new. Destinations were for a good night’s sleep. The excitement of not knowing where and with whom each day would bring us was the destination. We grew up on the road. Theresa and I are grandparents now. People who meet us these days probably suspect that we have had an interesting journey together. It’s hard to imagine that their suspicions would live up to these stories.”
There is no one-word description for what Don White does. He’s an award-winning singer/songwriter, a comedian, an author, and a storyteller. He’s been bringing audiences to laughter and tears for thirty years, released nine CDs, three live DVDs, and a book, Memoirs of a C Student. His latest album is “Live from the Guthrie Center.” Visit his website here.
“Talk of the Town” will include a dessert bar and a mission-bid event at intermission.