2018 Red Clay Festival

2018 Featured Tellers

Andy Offutt Irwin

With a manic, Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises, and heart-filled stories, Andy Offutt Irwin is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer.


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Kim Weitkamp

Allowed to roam free in the heart of Amish Country, her imagination was ripened by a life lived outdoors. Now she enjoys the role of being one of the most sought after storytellers and speakers in the country.


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Ray Christian

Raymond Christian is a storyteller, who escaped the urban slums of Richmond, VA by joining the United States Army at 17. Here he served in a number of capacities and assignments at home, abroad during peacetime and in combat, primarily as an Infantryman and Paratrooper, where he retired after 20 years of service.


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Jon Goode

Jon Goode is an Emmy nominated poet and playwright who hails from Richmond, Virginia and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. His debut collection of poems and short stories, Conduit, held the #1 spot on Amazon.com for 12 weeks.


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Maddie Fay

Maddie Fay is a writer, storyteller, and technical contractor for theatre. She has recently appeared in Write Club, the Lit & Bruised Podcast, and the mirrors of unwitting souls trying to summon spirits.


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Shannon McNeal

Think “Southern Gothic” with a heavy dose of humor, and you’ll think Shannon McNeal.  Shannon delights crowds with her humorous down-home, Deep South tales that chronicle her personal life.


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Dan Langford

Brooks native Dan Langford was removed at age three to Atlanta, where his father worked, and it took him thirty years to get back to the Promised Land. Coming from a family of story-tellers, Dan learned early on that he was the seventh generation of his family to leave footprints on the family farm. He soaked up Brooks stories like a sponge, with an especial love for the eccentric and outrageous.


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Tricia Stearns

Tricia Stearns writes, tells stories, sells real estate, runs for state senate district 16 and loves to cook a meal for friends at home.  Her work has been featured in Atlanta Journal constitution, Loose Change Magazine, Bloom, Georgia Gardening and Fayette Woman.


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Debbie From

Debbie From likes to tell, listen and encourage stories! She lives in the North Georgia mountains with her family.


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2018 Sponsorships





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