Philip Gulley - American Writer and Storyteller

Friday, Jun. 02 | 7:00pm ET (6:00pm CT)


“The tales Philip Gulley unveils are tender and humorous...filled with sudden, unexpected, lump-in-the-throat poignancy." – PAUL HARVEY

“Gulley’s work is comparable to Gail Godwin’s fiction, Garrison Keillor’s storytelling, and Christopher Guest’s filmmaking...in a league with Jan Karon.” – PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

This event is a benefit for Paws for Humanity, an animal sanctuary offering unique opportunities for animals and people to connect and learn from each other through support, therapeutic, and community education programs. People Helping Animals helping People is their vision and their mission.

The event will start at 7pm with a silent auction of items and experiences representing our communities in Harbor Country and beyond! Philip Gulley will take the stage at 7:30, followed by a community hour after his speaking to continue the conversation.

“Philip Gulley is a beautiful writer.” – CHARLES OSGOOD, CBS SUNDAY MORNING

“Gulley’s stories get at the heart of the simple joys, strangerthan-fiction humor, and day-to-day drama of small-town life.” – AMERICAN PROFILE MAGAZINE

If you would like to donate directly to Paws for Humanity or sponsor this event, please contact the organization at: https://pawsforhumanity.org/how-tohelp/.


RESERVED SEATING DONATION option includes a $25 tax-deductible donation to The Acorn and guarantees you a seat with optimal sightlines. $25 Donation per ticket holder in your group.

Turn your show experience into a memorable stay! The Loft at The Acorn offers a spacious, industrial-chic apartment above The Acorn theater. Click here for photos and rental information.


Box Office opens at 4pm ET; The event begins at 7pm with the silent auction.
Starts 7:00pm, doors open 6:00pm

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