General Sherman and the Georgia Belles

WED, APR 18, 2007 (50:41)

Cathy Kaemmerlen discusses and performs her book General Sherman and the Georgia Belles. The book shares the stories of a collection of dignified, defiant women and their reactions when General Sherman marched his troops through their homeland in 1864. General Sherman and the Georgia Belles includes the tales of Mary Ann Harris Gay of Decatur and Minerva McClatchey of Marietta.

+ BIO: Cathy Kaemmerlen

Cathy Kaemmerlen is a professional storyteller/actress/historical interpreter known for her variety of one-woman shows, her creatively artistic approach to storytelling, and her rapport with audiences. Performing for over 25 years, she has done literally thousands of solo in-school performances throughout the country, using her dance and theatre backgrounds to enrich her tales and bring her characters to life, and her writing skills to craft her varied stories and shows. A performer and “creator of shows” since she can remember, going back to a highly imaginative childhood, she has been a recipient of a choreographer’s fellowship from the S.C.Arts Commission/NEA and individual artist’s grants from the California Arts Council, Wisconsin Arts Board, and the Georgia Arts Council.

Georgia Center for the Book