Copper Cellars in Town Square will be hosting a wine tasting – story telling – book signing event August 30, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
The story teller / edu-tainer will be none other than local story teller and Gold Rush era history buff Linda Clark aka Hardluck Lin, telling stories from her novel ‘The Small Window: The Story of Hardluck’s Beginning.’
With a natural love of history and a little push from being married into a family steeped in gold mining family history, Linda gravitated to the stories and the history of the period. What began as a school program of storytelling of Hardluck Lin’s tales to enhance the classroom’s goldrush experience quickly became an opportunity to write down Linda’s own experiences as Hardluck Lin. According to Linda, she broke all the ‘rules’ of writing when completing her novel, as she tried to force herself into a regime or schedule. Upon realizing that Hardluck Lin had her own way of telling the tale, the story told itself and Linda “ran after the story, panting and out-of-breath.”
Linda herself wears many hats; mother, wife, teacher, retired Deputy Sheriff and currently her living history persona of Hardluck Lin. A stage for Linda can be a classroom, an amphitheater or a lecture hall, but in any arena Linda claims the ‘telling’ is done “in the manner of the early California Argonauts who sat by the campfires warming hands and drying britches” while sharing stories that had been passed down from generation to generation, becoming with time “history, legend or myth.”
If you would like to hear Hardluck Lin’s tales of the Goldrush and enjoy a glass or wine or two, head out to Copper Cellars on August 30, 2012 at 5:30.
Linda will be signing copies of her book after the presentation.