Storyteller, Humorist, Author Bill Lepp Will Be On Campus March 30th
Is he telling the truth? Or is he lying? You be the judge when Bill Lepp, five-time West Virginia Liars Contest Champion aka. storyteller, humorist, author comes to the Potomac State College of West Virginia University campus Wednesday, March 30, at 7 p.m., in the Davis Conference Center. This event is free of charge to the campus community.
Lepp is an award-winning author and recording artist who has been featured at venues across the nation including a recent appearance for Comedy Central. He is the recipient of the Storytelling Circle of Excellence Award.
Growing up in a family where it was always the responsibility of the listener to decide whether or not a story was true, Lepp became adept at spinning tales and exaggerating circumstances at an early age. Lepp’s outrageous, humorous tall tales and witty stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and from all walks of life.
Though a champion liar, his stories often contain morsels of truth which shed light on universal themes. Audiences all across the country have been delighted by Lepp’s mirthful tales and delightful insights into everyday life. Be it a hunting trip, a funeral, or a visit to the dentist, Lepp can find the humor in any situation. He explains that while his stories may not be completely true, they are always honest.
Lepp’s works have received awards and recognition from the The Parents’ Choice Foundation, The National Parenting Publications Association, and the Public Library Association. In 2011, Lepp was awarded the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award. Lepp has been featured 13 times at the National Storytelling Festival and performed at major storytelling festivals such as the Smithsonian Folk life Festival and at corporate events and functions across the country. He performed at Comedy Central’s Stage on Hudson in Los Angeles, Calif.
Lepp is the author of three books of tall tales, ten audio collections, a non-fiction book, and a novel. His first children’s book, The King of Little Things, was published by Peachtree Publishers in the fall of 2013. The King of Little Things received a PEN/Steven Kroll Award for Picture Book Writing, Kirkus Starred review, and favorable reviews from The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, The School Library Journal and other publications. It also won Gold Parent’s Choice Award and is a semi-finalist (we’re not done yet!) for the Irma Black Award. Lepp lives in Charleston, W.Va. with his wife and two children.