NOV. 3: Dobie Dichos

Texas Folklore Society
By Texas Folklore Society
Posted November 3, 2023 to Upcoming Events.

Tags: Folklore, texas folklore society, Dobie Dichos, J. Frank Dobie

Join us ON NOVEMBER 3, 2023, in OAKVILLE, TX
for Dobie Dichos: Campfires, Chili con Carne,
and the Words of J. Frank Dobie

Texas writers and performers from around the state attend this “every first Friday in November” literary event, to read from and expound upon the works of South Texas' greatest literary figure, J. Frank Dobie. Join us as we celebrate Dobie’s works and contributions to literature, folklore, and storytelling. Cited by The New York Times as "one of the most interesting events to attend" in Texas, the 2023 lineup includes a couple of TFS members.

Mary Ann Blue, a retired Spanish teacher and storyteller who resides in San Antonio, has been a featured teller at the Texas Storytelling Festival, the George West Storyfest, and was a storyteller at the first annual Dobie Dichos 13 years ago. Mary Ann has served as Artistic Director of the Texas Storytelling Festival in Denton. She is currently Vice-President of the Texas Folklore Society and also serves on the board of the San Antonio Storytellers Association. She is a recipient of two awards from the Tejas Storytelling Association— the John Henry Faulk Award for her outstanding contribution to the art of storytelling in the Southwest and the Colson-Herndon Educators’ Award in appreciation for her advancement of storytelling in education.

Patrick Brannen Vick is a seventh-generation Texan. He is a lifetime member of the Texas Folklore Society as well as a former board member. He is a lifetime member of the Texas State Historical Association and serves as president of the Vick Family Foundation. Pat is a founding partner in Saron Partners (a holding company that includes investments, timber, and land in East Texas) and is a member of the Texas Forestry Association. He holds a B.A. degree in history from St. Edward’s University in Austin and is a former member of the Longhorn Foundation and the Littlefield Society, and is a lifetime and founding member of the University of Texas Club.

Other performers include Stephen Hardin, Ph.D., a professor of history at McMurry University in Abilene; Jim Huff, former Live Oak County Judge (1987–2022); Adrian Lopez, working cowboy; and Gary Standard.

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