Known and loved by many in Bolton and throughout Mississippi, the talents of James Anderson of Bolton can be enjoyed this month at a special event in Raymond on Sunday, December 19 and by viewing his guest reading for virtual story time at the Annie T. Jeffers Library in Bolton: "The Night Before Christmas" by Clement C. Moore.
Anderson reads the book "The Night Before Christmas" in a way that allows children's imaginations to visualize the story. Watch the Library's recording of his reading, below.
This Sunday, December 19, St. Mark's Episcopal Church and the Raymond Chamber of Commerce invite you to a thirty-minute family-friendly holiday reading of "A Christmas Memory," adapted and narrated by James Anderson, performed by The Chimneyville Readers. St. Mark's is located at 205 W. Main Street, Raymond MS. The program begins at 2:00 p.m. Refreshments and a time of fellowship will follow the performance, at the St. Mark's Mission House located directly behind the Church. See the flyer, below.
For the Chimneyville Readers (which Anderson formed many years ago), he takes short stories by Southern authors and turns them into readers' theater scripts.
James Anderson, who was raised in Bolton and lives in Bolton today, is a cancer survivor, actor, vocalist, craftsman, writer, creative director for an advertising agency, member of the Board of Trustees for New Stage Theatre, arts director at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Bolton, and leads congregational singing at two area churches. He is also the craftsman and creator of Scarvin' Artist scarves, a perennial favorite, on sale now.