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Above and below: courtesy of Tony V. Martin (at libraries, or at adult group meetings)

Storytimes for Adults and Teens (schools, libraries, and birthday parties) Storytimes for Kids and Families
For Halloween and Christmas ...
Creepy Classics
Dramatic readings of the best of 200 years of spooky writing, from classic horror to modern suspense – stories of ghosts and gunmen, monsters and madmen, and deals with the devil: “The Monkey’s Paw,” “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” Lovecraft, Poe, Hitchcock, Roald Dahl, Stephen King, and more! On CD here .

NEW! See the list and read the stories in the ever-growing
Creepy Classics Playlist!

An Evening with Poe
The author himself – Edgar Allan Poe – reads “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Cask of Amontillado,” speaks about the sorrows of his life and the creation of his most famous works, and concludes with a memorized performance of “The Raven”

Ghost Stories, Creepy Classics
and Urban Legends
Tales for teens – funny, chilling, and a little bit icky

Yuletide Favorites
The short stories that became the films “It’s a Wonderful Life” and Jean Shepherd’s “A Christmas Story,” plus O. Henry’s “Gift of the Magi” and “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus,” “The Night Before Christmas,” and selections from David Sedaris’ “SantaLand Diaries”!

A Christmas Carol
For more than 10 years! What started as a dramatic reading in 1997 is now a fully-memorized and energetically staged tour-de-force performance, where Grant plays (at last count) 33 characters in retelling this holiday classic in Charles Dickens’ own words. It runs about 65-75 minutes at libraries (it’s a flexible script). The theatrical version, generally with lighting and sound effects, takes an intermission, with each half running about 45 minutes.
More information is
here . Find it on CD here !

And throughout the year ...
Dramatic Readings for Book Clubs and Reading Groups!
Actor/storyteller Grant Fitch interprets and acts out sections from whatever book your book club is reading, from Agatha Christie to an Oprah selection

Laugh-Out-Loud Favorites and Much More!

Mark Twain
Kurt Vonnegut
Jerome K. Jerome
O. Henry
Robert Fulghum
Ambrose Bierce
James Whitcomb Riley
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
James Thurber
Lewis Carroll
Jean Shepherd ...

These authors and their stories are mixed up in different combinations in a variety of themes:

“Laugh-Out-Loud Favorites,”
“Stories of Love & Marriage,”
“A Twist in the Tale,”
“Indiana Authors,”
“Adventure, Mystery, & Suspense,”
“The Stories that Became the Movies,” etc.

For instance, a recent storytime for senior adults was advertised this way:

Join acclaimed storyteller Grant Fitch for dramatic readings of classic stories! Laugh-out-loud favorites and "back in the day" tales by authors like Mark Twain, O. Henry, Kurt Vonnegut and Jean Shepherd. Live the "Secret Life" of daydreamer Walter Mitty, meet the worst-ever family handyman "Uncle Podger," and find out how "The Storyteller" kept three kids quiet on a long train ride. Be transported!

Ghosts & Giggles:
Kooky, Spooky Kids' Stories For Halloween
Scary stories with 'gotcha' endings, tales of trick-or-treating, and silly-spooky picture books, along with a Ghost Hunt and a "13 Days of Halloween" sing-along. Encourage the kids to come in costume for extra fun!

Silly Santa Stories
Stories of snow and snowmen, reindeer and Santa - "How Murray Saved Christmas," "Olive, the Other Reindeer," the GRINCH! and more - plus singing along on "Frosty" and "Rudolph"!

And don't forget
Grant can bring you an evening of all Shel Silverstein ... all Dr. Seuss ... or “The Winnie-the-Pooh Stories and Christopher Robin Poems of A.A. Milne” ...

Or just stacks and stacks of picture books, songs and stories – for any theme, or just for fun!
Grant Fitch
(219) 488-7770