Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories, surrounded by a family of traditional storytellers who told him gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, and most importantly, nourishing, true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin.
Featured at festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad, Davis is also known as a prolific author, producer of books and CDs, and a guest host for NPR’s Good Evening. Davis is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards.
“His stories often left listeners limp with laughter at the same time they struggled with a lump in the throat.” – New York Times
View Donald’s website.
*Photo by Jay Huron
- Tuesday, October 2 • 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 3 • 2 p.m.
- Thursday, October 4 • 2 p.m.
Library Tent, Grounds of National Storytelling Festival
Wednesday, October 3 • 7:30 p.m.
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