The Texas Liars Contest

 

Saturday, March 10
10:45 am–12:15 pm

 

Join us as some of the best liars in the state gather for a verbal slap down.
(This is an amateur competition. Members of the State Legislature are barred from entering.)
Note: Our judges cannot be bought or bribed. (At least, not cheaply!)

 

Meet Our Liars

Leslie Buie

Leslie Buie
A fifteen-year storyteller who has likely been lying that entire time, Leslie comes to us from Rockwall, Texas. He has a vast following who have seen him lie from El Paso to Texarkana. Even when Leslie tells regular stories, people think he is lying. lesliebuie@aol.com

Ann Coleman

Ann Coleman
Living outside of Rhome, Texas, and working as a Children’s Services Librarian, Ann presents storytelling programs twice a week, including one at McDonald’s.  (Does she really tell stories there or does she just go for the Big Mac? Now, that is a burning question!)

acoleman@roanoketexas.com

Mike Cox

Mike Cox
Mike calls himself the Man from the Land of the Hand. (Left? Right? See map of Michigan.)  He has pursued snow fleas across Alaska and told tales under a desert moon in the vain hope that we will not find out he is from from Hettinger, North Dakota, where livestock outnumber folks forty to one.

mikecox954@gmail.com

Joyce Ormond

Joyce Ormond
Joyce comes to us from the state that will soon slide into the sea, California. She is this year’s winner of the Sacramento Storytellers’ Guild’s Liars’ Contest. But, can a California lie live up to the bodacious lies coming out of Texas?  You be the judge of that. 

jormond916@earthlink.net

Brooke Pillifant

Brooke Pillifant
Former math teacher Brooke founded Down South Word of Mouth, a non-profit which merges social justice with storytelling and focuses on incarceration.  Now living in Kyle, Texas, she has written and performed from San Diego to New York City. She was propelled into storytelling by some harrowing roadside adventures.

brookepillifant@gmail.com

Skip Skipworth

Skip Skipworth
Skip is an art director by trade, an artist by hobby and a liar by compulsion. He blames it all on truth decay. He should have brushed up on the facts! Incidentally, he will either tell it like it is or fill in the gaps.

dskipworth@ymcadallas.org

Larry Thompson

Larry Thompson
President Emeritus of TSA, Larry has authored three books of stories and, most recently, a collection of western poetry, Good Jeans and Good Rhymes. He is one bard who offers a story guarantee: you will laugh out loud. Or else. (Not that he’s violent, but just go along with it, okay?)

lthompson551@gmail.com


 

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