Clare Muireann Murphy
Oba William King
ISC President Kiran Sirah Invited to Give Talk in Charleston, SC
ISC Remembers James C. Martin
Our Year in Review
Joining the Storytelling Revolution
Kevin Kling: Lost and Found
The Story of a Tennessee Champion
In Honor of International Human Rights Day
ISC to Receive NEA Grant
Tennessee Gift-A-Tag Program
You’ve started your shopping. Now give the gift that matters.
Between the Parentheses: Don White on the National Storytelling Festival
In Her Own Words: Carol Transou
Meet the Press
Remembering the 43rd Annual National Storytelling Festival
Who’s Who at the National Storytelling Festival Edition
Three Ways to Honor Veterans Day
Students travel to the National Storytelling Festival
Footage from the National Storytelling Festival
National Storytelling Festival to Air on Sirius XM
We’re in the Boston Globe!
Meet Maeva Ordaz
Seven Hidden Gems at the National Storytelling Festival
Seeing Southern: Shortest Distance Between People
The National Storytelling Festival Livestream
2015 National Storytelling Festival Schedule Now Available
From our friends at The Boston Globe
ISC Partners with Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort
Tickets on sale now for Jay O’Callahan’s Storytelling Theater
2015 Storytelling Studio Schedule Announced
Congratulations to the 2015 National Storytelling Festival Story Slam Winners!
1st - Wanda Violet
2nd - Linda Goodman
3rd - Anne Rutherford
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort
The International Storytelling Center (ISC) and Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort have joined forces to highlight the art of storytelling. The new resort is committed to maintaining and building new multigenerational storytelling traditions. The partnership leverages ISC’s expertise in planning, designing and using storytelling to assist with training, performances and other special activities that incorporate the art of storytelling into the DreamMore Resort experience.
The ISC To-Do List: National Storytelling Festival Edition
Adventures in Education
Meet Steve Killelea
ISC Remembers Roslyn
Summer Interns Hard at Work
Download the Official ISC App
An Interview about the Power of Storytelling
The Transformative Power of Storytelling
ISC Library Named for Jim and Sonia King
International Nelson Mandela Day
ISC Exhibit App
Download the International Storytelling Center app for access to information on Storytelling for Peace, the Power of Storytelling and the National Storytelling Festival. Save your favorite story, to enjoy offline and share via email, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+
Storytelling for Peace
What do the latest summer blockbuster movie, a captivating third grade teacher, a doctor with a gracious bedside manner, and a successful peace negotiator all have in common? They all help to build a better life, a better world through the power of storytelling. Whether to entertain, educate, heal, or resolve conflict, stories are the most fundamental way that we connect.
The Power of Storytelling
Established as a non-profit educational and cultural institution ISC produces over 300 hours of live performances, engages 65 world-class professional storytellers, touches thousands of lives each year and fosters storytelling programs across the global stage, fulfilling its vision to build a better life and a better world through the power of storytelling.
National Storytelling Festival
Many years ago, in a distant kingdom known as America, 60 people gathered in a tiny town in Tennessee to indulge in a simple, but nearly forgotten, tradition: storytelling. From those humble beginnings, a storytelling revival was born. Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Jonesborough, the storytelling capital of the world, The International Storytelling Center continues to produce the oldest and most prestigious event in the world devoted exclusively to arts of storytelling; The National Storytelling Festival.