SANDWICH — On Thursday evening, Feb. 28, storyteller Andy Davis will be telling tales in front of the hearth at the Corner House Inn's storytelling dinner program in Center Sandwich.
Davis roams the northern woods with a quiver of tales that include equal parts magical realism, personal experience and multicultural folklore. He has entertained audiences as far east as Paris, as far south as Bamako, and as far west as San Diego. After exposure to one of his flights of fancy, one listener told him "At a certain point I realized we were at sea, but I didn't know when we had left the shore." Another said, "I love the way your playful, warped mind operates."
"Andy is a storyteller of remarkable guile and wit," said Joanne Piazzi, another Corner House storyteller, and past president of the League for Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES). "He has a straight-faced, straight-forward, seemingly innocent way of delivering the most outlandish tales I've ever heard."
Davis lives with his wife and daughter a day's walk across the Sandwich Range from the Corner House, in the shadow of Mount Chocorua, where he co-directs the World Fellowship Center, a multigenerational educational camp and retreat center devoted to peace and social justice. He is a member of the Mountain Storytellers Guild, the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES), and the Professional Organization of English Majors (POEM).