In our annual fundraiser “Talk of the Town,” Barbara McBride-Smith remembers a few of the kinfolks, friends, and imperfect strangers who changed her life…mostly for better, occasionally for worse, probably forever. Her poignant, chuckle-worthy stories will remind you of the colorful characters in your own life and leave you to decide: embrace them or let them go?
From the varied places McBride-Smith has lived – from Texas to Massachusetts to New Jersey to Oklahoma and now Tennessee – she has absorbed wit, wisdom, and wonder. She weaves it all into stories and brings them to the stage with humor and poignancy. She credits her skill as a storyteller to her parents, who were natural-born, down-home wordsmiths, and to her two deaf sisters, who “communicated with their entire beings.” Visit her website.
“Barbara strings words like pearls and helps us see the worlds beauty – even while showing the bumps, bruises, and batterings that come with making beauty from ashes.” – Debi Richan, Timpanogos Storytelling Institute
Our “Talk of the Town” annual fundraiser will include a dessert bar and a mission bid event at intermission.