All performances are first-come, first-serve – wrist bands will be handed out one hour prior to each performance (except for the 9:30 am performance, which will be available at 9 am when the library opens).
Musician, singer, mountain dulcimer player, storyteller, writer, author, workshop leader, educator, emcee. The combination of music, storytelling and humor has made Mike Anderson one of the most sought-after speakers and performers from the Atlantic coast to Canada to the Gulf and all points in between. Internationally, Mike Anderson is part of the MMC Starlight/Encyclopedia Britannica International Storytelling Music and Storytelling Carnival in Taiwan for both years of its existence. Under the auspices of the Illinois State Board of Education, Mike has conducted many workshops for developing literacy through the art of storytelling. His Early Childhood shows are legendary. As an author and an elementary school teacher of 39 years, Mike earned accolades from his current principal who said, “He is a superb communicator, master teacher and an exceptional leader in any setting.” While the mountain dulcimer, guitar, banjo, jaw harp, and nose flute are a part of his trade, his power to guide teachers and students is among his greatest strengths.