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This week’s teller in residence: Adam Booth

Diane Wolkstein Storytelling Celebration will be held September 13th

Telling Stories that Matter

Kenyan Storyteller Velma Mukoro selected to tell at the United Nations International Day of Peace

Congratulations to Bil Lepp!

Daniel Morden tells a cliffhanger…

National Storytelling Festival Announces Special Guest - Anita Norman

Stories for the Future

Dedicated to my friend Johnny

Cherished Roots

National Storytelling Festival announces Special Guests - Larry Smith & Piper Kerman

Congratulations to Daniel Morden!

My MasterPeace Moment Storytelling Competition

Story Slam!

Cathy Jo McMaken

Cathy Jo McMaken

Will Hornyak

Will Hornyak

Linda Gorham

Pete Griffin

Linda Gorham

Pete Griffin

John Thomas Fowler

John Thomas Fowler

Catherine Conant

Catherine Conant

Join Our Story - Buy a Brick!

National Storytelling Festival 2014

Thanks to You!

John McCutcheon

Antonio Sacre

Connie Regan-Blake

Leeny Del Seamonds

Daniel Morden - International New Voice

Daniel Morden

Megan Wells

Kuniko Yamamoto

Dovie Thomason

Tim Tingle

Bobby Norfolk

Susan O’Halloran

Tom Lee - New Voice

The Healing Force

Regi Carpenter

Pipp Gillette - New Voice

Kate Campbell - New Voice

Tim Tingle

Kuniko Yamamoto

Tom Lee - New Voice

The Healing Force

Kate Campbell - New Voice

Pipp Gillette - New Voice

2014 Teller-in-Residence Tickets on Sale Now

National Storytelling Festival Lineup Announced

Festival Preregistration discount period ends March 31

Storytelling Workshop presented by Susan O’Halloran

Storytelling Workshop presented by Anne Shimojima

Children’s Concert with Izzi Tooinsky

Children’s Concert with Tim Lowry

Children’s Concert with Quiet Riot

Evening Concert featuring Sheila Kay Adams

Evening Concert featuring Judith Black

Evening Concert featuring Michael Reno Harrell

Evening Concert featuring Ed Stivender

Evening Concert featuring Bill Harley

Tellers in Residence 2014

Corinne Stavish

Melanie C. Greenberg

Michael Mason

Sonia King

In Memory of Rosa Violet Harmon Hicks

Sheila Kay Adams

Jennifer Munro

Jennifer Munro

Linda Goodman

Lineup Announced for 2014 Storytelling Live! Season

Chuck Brodsky

Jim Two Crows Wallen

Adam Booth

Bobby Norfolk

Izzi Tooinsky

Bill Harley

Anne Shimojima

Anne Shimojima

Quiet Riot

Quiet Riot

Sheila Arnold

The Year of the Rural Arts

Honoring the Life of Storyteller: Ted Hicks

John McCutcheon to Appear in Special Concerts on March 20th

Kiran Sirah

Storytelling and Deeper Understanding

Thursday Night Concert - Suzy Bogguss

Suzy Bogguss

    Sponsored by Crestpoint Health and Carnegie Hotel

    A Pre-Festival Concert Featuring Suzy Bogguss

    Thursday, October 2 - 7:30 P.M.
    Library Tent on the Festival Grounds
    Separate ticket required, $20 all ages.  Buy Now!

    Join singer, songwriter and platinum selling artist Suzy Bogguss in a special Pre-Festival concert that kicks off the 42nd annual National Storytelling Festival. Suzy has won critical acclaim in both country and contemporary music circles, with awards ranging from a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album to a Horizon Award given by the Country Music Association. Tap your toes to the music and lean in close for the tales behind the tunes in this extraordinary concert for Festival attendees and area residents alike.

    Visit Suzy’s website.

    Wine and Beer Garden

      Relax in the afternoon at the Festival’s Wine and Beer Garden, featuring a selection of regional beer and wine available for purchase.  A popular festival feature.  The Wine and Beer Garden is sponsored by Holston Distributing.

      On the front plaza of the Mary B. Martin Storytelling Hall.

      4–7 p.m. Thursday
      4–8 p.m. Friday & Saturday

      Yarnspinner Party

        Celebrate, meet the National Storytelling Festival’s featured tellers, and enjoy great food and fellowship at the Yarnspinners’ Party on Saturday, October 4 from 5-7 p.m. at the Mary B. Martin Storytelling Hall.

        Entertainment provided by the Jonesborough Novelty Band, who will be joined by some of your favorite musically-talented tellers ― including Donald Davis on the accordian.

        The Yarnspinners’ Party is hosted by the ISC Board of Govenors and sponsored by Cabot Creamery and Holston Distributing.

        Proceeds from this private event go to support the work of the International Storytelling Center.  Tickets are $100.  This is a tax deductible contribution.  For reservations or more information, call (800) 952-8392, ext. 283 or Buy Now!

        Pre-Festival Events

        Preregister Now for the National Storytelling Festival

        International Storytelling Center Hires New Executive Director

        Isaac Freeman

        Rick Huddle