Meet Member Saundra G. Kelley
Saundra G. Kelley
Oral tradition storyteller, author, story teacher, and mentor
Born in Tallahassee, Saundra Kelley graduated from Florida State University and later earned an MA in performance art from East Tennessee State University. President of the Tallahassee Writers Association, she is a member of the Big Bend Storytellers Guild and the Florida Storytelling Association. She is the immediate past president of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild and an honorary performing member. Kelley wrote for the Tallahassee Democrat as a Community columnist and as a features writer for the Jonesborough Herald & Tribune in Tennessee. The author of three books with more on the way, Saundra performs her short stories in the oral tradition and reads her poetry for the beauty and rhythm of the art.
Saundra Kelley?s voice springs from a rich, ancient well?that of the rare, oral tradition storyteller. A performing member of the celebrated Jonesborough Storytellers Guild, she travels widely, sharing tales of mystery, wonderment, and joy, as well as old stories of faraway places and lost peoples.
From a long-lost ship captain’s ill-fated loved to an ice palace at the top of the world and a woman finding her path, Kelley?s characters sing their songs as from an all-seeing mirror burnished with wisdom. This charming collection of short stories and poetry is adapted from Kelley?s cache of original oral stories. They embrace Southern Gothic tales, legends of Earth Mother, and tales from rural North Florida, which are intertwined with her own family stories.
Meet Saundra Kelley through her thought-provoking stories. Be prepared to be amused, enthralled, and inspired by what you?ll find.
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