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Daniel Morden

Daniel Morden

Megan Wells

Kuniko Yamamoto

Dovie Thomason

Tim Tingle

Bobby Norfolk

Susan O’Halloran

Tom Lee

The Healing Force

Regi Carpenter

Pipp Gillette

Kate Campbell

Kuniko Yamamoto

Tim Tingle

Tom Lee - New Voice

The Healing Force

Pipp Gillette - New Voice

Kate Campbell - 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

New Storytelling Partnership for Peace

Thursday Night Concert - Suzy Bogguss

Suzy Bogguss

    Sponsored by Crestpoint Health

    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.

    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.

      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.

        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.

        Pre-Festival Events

        Preregister Now for the National Storytelling Festival

        International Storytelling Center Hires New Executive Director

        Isaac Freeman

        Rick Huddle

        Sheila Arnold

        Chuck Brodsky

        Norah Dooley

        Bob Tryanski

        The Storycrafters to Present Special Children’s Concert

        Elizabeth Ellis midnight

        Gayle Ross

        Congratulations to National Storytelling Festival Performers Elizabeth Ellis and Syd Lieberman!

        Wednesday Night Concert - Donald Davis

        Donald Davis

          A Pre-Festival Event featuring Donald Davis

          Wednesday, October 1 - 7:30 P.M.
          Library Tent on the Festival Grounds

          Join Donald for an evening of stories.

          Separate ticket required, $15 all ages.  For tickets or information call 800-952-8392

          For other ticket options to Donald’s Tellers-in-Residence week.

          Visit Donald’s website.

          *photo by Fresh Air Photo

          Congratulations to Sheila Kay Adams!

          National Storytelling Festival 2013

          Tellers-in-Residence 2013

          This week’s teller in residence: Jay O’Callahan

          Jenna Marcum

          Stacey J. Miller

          ISC Announces Search for an Executive Director.

          Minton Sparks

          Ed Stivender

          Carol Birch

          Carol Birch

          Bil Lepp

          Donald Davis

          Sheila Kay Adams

          Milbre Burch

          Charlie Chin


          Diane Ferlatte

          Gillette Brothers

          Tim Lowry

          Special Storytelling Live! Performances Announced

          Evening Concert featuring Donald Davis

          Evening Concert featuring Bil Lepp

          Marianne Huff