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Our Year in Review

Holiday News at the International Storytelling Center

National Storytelling Festival: My Story

Introducing Anita Norman

International Storytelling Center receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Expanding the Circle

A First Timer’s Trip

Tim Lowry in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Stamp of Approval

Remembering Kathryn


Google Cultural Institue

The International Storytelling Center (ISC) has launched a digital partnership with Google’s Cultural Institute, a free online exhibition that explores the stories behind history’s most important historic and cultural moments. The exhibit focuses on the 42 year cultural impact of ISC’s signature event, the National Storytelling Festival, which is the largest and most prestigious storytelling event in the world.

United Nations and MasterPeace -  A Storytelling Competition for Peace

The International Storytelling Center joined with MasterPeace, a grass-roots peace movement based in the Netherlands, to launch a global storytelling competition, offering all storytellers around the world a platform to share their personal experience about what inspired them to work for peace. The winning story was presented at the United Nations headquarters on September 19, 2014, the International Day of Peace. “The power of storytelling is unquestionable. By listening and telling our stories we can unite as one creative global human family and then together contribute to building a better world. We are delighted to have partnered with the international award-winning MasterPeace organization on this exciting project to celebrate UN International day of Peace.” Kiran Singh Sirah.

Alliance for Peace Building

The National Storytelling Festival is the International Storytelling Center’s signature program, but ISC is also active on the global stage, fulfilling it’s mission to enrich the lives of people around the world through the arts of storytelling. The center’s goal is to inspire and empower people everywhere to capture and tell their stories, listen to the stories of others, and use storytelling to produce positive change. As a partner with the Washington, D.C. organization, Alliance for Peacebuilding, the International Storytelling Center reinforces the importance of sharing stories to build peace among peoples and nations. ISC is active in numerous projects with AfP to promote storytelling and peacebuilding here and across the world.

Desmund Tutu Peace Foundation - USA

The storytellers performing in ISC’s 2014 programming are being featured as part of the Desmund Tutu Peace Foundation - USA website and social media pages. The site will also feature the National Storytelling Festival, which will reach its followers and readers worldwide and provide greater exposure to ISC’s website. 

John McCutcheon

John McCutcheon

Great article in the Huffington Post

A Story in Progress

Feeling the post National Storytelling Festival Blues?

Jonesborough welcomes folk legend John McCutcheon

WAR: Collierville Tennessee 1863

Brain Freeze

Story Slam!

Storytelling Strengthens Our Community

National Storytelling Festival to Air on Sirius XM

ASL welcome from Kiran Singh Sirah and Libby Tipton

National Storytelling Festival Preview

Live Streaming from the National Storytelling Festival

The Story of My First Year

Building Peace Through Storytelling

2014 National Storytelling Festival Schedule Now Available

Storytelling for International Day of Peace

New Digital Partnership

This week’s teller in residence: Linda Goodman

Thursday Night Concert Featuring Suzy Bogguss

2014 Storytelling Studio Schedule Announced

Interested in a ticket subsidy for your school?

The Teller in Residence Experience

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

Cathy Jo McMaken

Will Hornyak

Linda Gorham

Pete Griffin

John Thomas Fowler

Catherine Conant

Join Our Story - Buy a Brick!

National Storytelling Festival 2014

Thanks to You!

Daniel Morden

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