The presentation of a story can take many forms. There are those who write down the story in their mind- they are known as authors. There are those people who think their story in verse and they are known as poets. And some tell their stories orally.
“I sometimes think of my grandmother sitting ‘out front’ of her farmhouse in the evening telling stories. Oh, how I wish I could remember the words she said.” Chery Anderson may not remember the words but the experience of listening to grown-ups talk about their day runs in her blood.
Anderson has been telling her own stories for about five years at Sierra Storytelling Story Slam, Auburn Art Walk, Soroptimist Comedy night and with the Foothill Storytelling Guild events. A two-year runner up in the AWSF Liar’s Contest she says, “I guess I’m not so good at lying.”
She is the producer and emcee of Open Mic for the Spoken Word for the telling of stories, reciting of poetry and reading of author’s words. The free show is held on the fourth Saturday of each month except December from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada Street, Auburn, CA 95603.
Chery Anderson is a 33 year resident of Auburn where she and her husband, David, had a fireplace business for many years. Many of her tales are inspired by the couple’s five grandchildren.