Lee Smith: 2005

02/04/2008  by mrkeroppi  4 Comments

As a bonus track, we went back to Lee’s talk from the 2005 Seminar on Humor. Smith’s tale of her high school English class re-enactment of Huckleberry Finn and Jim’s journey down the Mississippi (in a raft of their own construction which they built in a lumber yard in Paducah, Kentucky) and became outlaws, folk heroes and local media celebrities is astonishing, absurd, inspiring and altogether delightful.

From KWLS 2005: Humor


This recording is available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights belong to the author. © 2005 Lee Smith. Used with permission from Lee Smith.

4 Responses

  1. John Snyder says:

    Couldn’t make this play or download it. Can you help. Apple user.



  2. Jeanne Shannon says:

    Loved this talk. I’m a Lee Smith fan from way back.

    In the introductory text, the name of the city in Kentucky should be spelled PADUCAH.


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