Liars’ Contest winner set to speak at Blackwater Lodge

Bil Lepp, a nationally renowned storyteller and five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest, will present a program at 7:30 p.m. today in Blackwater Lodge Conference Center, just past the first set of double doors to the right past the lodge Gift Shop.

His outrageous, humorous tall tales and witty stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and from all walks of life, from schools to veterans’ homes, from churches to colleges, from festivals to formal dinners. Though a champion liar, his hilarious, insightful stories often contain morsels of truth which shed light on subjects such as politics, religion, relationships and human nature.

A storyteller, author, and recording artist, Lepp’s works have received awards and recognition from The Parents’ Choice Foundation, The National Parenting Publications Assoc., Storytelling World and the Public Library Association. Lepp has been featured numerous times at the National Storytelling Festival and at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and in major storytelling and corporate events across the country.