Storytellers, events set for Corn Island Fest at UofL


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Six of the region’s top storytellers will speak at the Corn Island Storytelling Fest at the University of Louisville Friday, Oct. 12. The free, public event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Humanities Quadrangle on UofL’s Belknap Campus.

    The festival will kick off with pumpkin painting and tombstone decorating, followed by family-friendly ghost stories at about 7 p.m. After a brief intermission, more sinister tales will be on the agenda beginning around 8:30 p.m.

    Storytellers will include:

    John Drees is a 35-year veteran in the Office of Communications and Marketing. As vice president, communications and marketing, he works closely with the president, provost and other senior administrators, oversees the Office of Communications and Marketing, including media relations, marketing and brand, broadcast, social media, internal communication, crisis communication, visitor services and special events and activities. A former sports editor for the Voice Newspapers, he was a regular contributor to a variety of publications, including the Kentucky Sports Report and the Courier-Journal. A poor but enthusiastic golfer, he is an avid Cardinal sports fan. He also loves the Detroit Lions, so pity him.