Monday, March 2, 2009

Book Now: A One-Woman Show & Book Signing called “The Bell Witch Unveiled”

Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons is a professional storyteller and published author. In addition to a book-signing, she performs a One-Woman Show called "The Bell Witch Unveiled" based on her book entitled "The Bell Witch Unveiled At Last! The True Story Of A Poltergeist" written under her pen name of DJ Lyons.

This One-Woman Show attempts to clear the name of Cate Williams Batts (often spelled Kate). This was the woman wrongly accused of being the poltergeist who haunted the family of John and Lucy Bell from 1817 to 1821. Debbie tells this story in first-person perspective, portraying the part of Cate Batts herself.

This carefully researched and investigated performance piece (told from Cate Batts’ perspective) for middle school, high school, college, and adult audiences, reveals at last the true identify and motives of the Bell Witch of Adams, Tennessee.

Prior to the 2008 publication of her book, Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons performed the One-Woman Show called "The Bell Witch Unveiled" at:
  • 10-28-1993 Central High School, Knoxville, TN
  • 10-31-1993 Lightworks, Bristol, TN
  • 10-27-1996 TarSide Tales, Rocky Mount Storytelling Festival, NC
  • 4-29-1997 Cheatham County Public Library, Ashland City, TN
  • 5-01-1997 Gorham-MacBane Public Library, Springfield, TN
  • 5-15-1997 Elmer Hinton Memorial Public Library, Portland, TN
  • 1-07-1997 Zephyr, Knoxville, TN
  • 5-07-1999 Green Spring Tales in the Cemetery, Greeneville, TN
After the book was published in March of 2008, she performed her One-Woman Show called "The Bell Witch Unveiled" at three locations:
  • June 14, 2008 - Folk Life Tent at Louie Bluie Music & Arts Festival at Cove Lake State Park in Caryville, Tennessee. Show times were from 2:30 to 3:20 and again at 6:00 to 6:50.
  • July 12, 2008 - Maury County Library in Columbia, TN. 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Program included 45-50 minute performance followed by a question and answer period.
  • Oct. 24, 2008 - Art Circle Public Library in Crossville, TN. 6:30-8: 45 p.m. Program included a 30-minute Family Showcase of gentle ghost and spooky tales for all ages, a 15-minute intermission, a 45-50 minute performance of "The Bell Witch Unveiled" followed by a question and answer period.
Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons is available for performances and book signings throughout the USA. For more information, to buy a book using Pay Pal, or to book Debbie for a performance, call (423) 422-9728, e-mail Debbie at, or visit her website

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