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Dobie Dichos

Date: Nov 05, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM
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Historic Oakville Jailhouse, 107 Curry St, Oakville, TX. For information: dobiedichos.com.

DOBIE DICHOS:CAMPFIRES, CHILI CON CARNE, AND THE WORDS OF J. FRANK DOBIE STARTED IN 2011 AT THE SUGGESTION OF DOBIE DICHOS AUTHOR, WILLIAM SIBLEY, AND VIA THE INSTIGATION OF FORMER GEORGE WEST STORYFEST EXEC. DIRECTOR, MARY MARGARET CAMPBELL. THE YEARLY EVENT (HELD ON THE FIRST FRIDAY IN NOVEMBER) HONORS LIVE OAK COUNTY’S MOST FAMOUS SON, J. FRANK DOBIE, AND CELEBRATES DOBIE’S WORKS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO LITERATURE, FOLKLORE, AND STORYTELLING.

INVITED TEXAS WRITERS/AUTHORS AND STORYTELLERS READ FROM OR TELL STORIES FROM THE WORKS OF J. FRANK DOBIE ON THE GROUNDS OF THE HISTORIC OAKVILLE JAIL, LOCATED IN OAKVILLE, TX ON IH37 IN LIVE OAK COUNTY (BETWEEN THREE RIVERS AND GEORGE WEST.)

PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM, A MEAL OF CHILI CON CARNE, PAN DE CAMPO, AND DESSERT IS SERVED TO THOSE WHO PURCHASE THE PROGRAM + MEAL TICKET.TICKETS FOR THE PROGRAM ONLY ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.BEER AND WATER ARE AVAILABLE.DURING THE MEAL, AN ACOUSTIC MUSICIAN ENTERTAINS THE AUDIENCE. THIS YEAR WE ARE ADDING A SOCIAL HOUR FOLLOWING THE PROGRAM FOR ATTENDEES TO BROWSE THE BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE, VISIT WITH THE PARTICIPANTS, ETC. AS THEY ENJOY COMPLIMENTARY WINE AND DESSERTS.

THE EVENT IS BYOLC:BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIR.ATTENDEES SET UP THEIR LAWN CHAIRS UNDER THE MESQUITE TREES AND STARS ON THE GROUNDS OF LIVE OAK COUNTY’S FIRST COURTHOUSE, WITH THE ORIGINAL JAIL JUST LEFT OF THE OUTDOOR STAGE (A 1940S PICKUP TRUCK CONVERTED TO A STAGE FOR THE EVENT).THE PROGRAM BEGINS AS THE SUN SETS; A CAMPFIRE IS LIT; AND ATTENDEES ENJOY DOBIE’S CONTRIBUTIONS AS READ OR TOLD BY THE PARTICIPANTS ON STAGE.

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