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Clare Muireann Murphy

Don White

Oba William King

Minton Sparks

Noa Baum

Olga Loya

Anne Rutherford

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

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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

Story Slam!

Old School, New Rules

    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

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      Get it on Google Play

      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+

      You can preview the app below, or plan your visit to ISC by taking the Virtual Tour or visit the Google Cultural Institute.

      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.

      R. Jim Stahl

      Anne Rutherford

      Oba William King

      Will McInerney

      Rixon Lane

      Natalie Daise

      Stories That Are Changing the World: A Report from Brazil

      Peace be with you, through storytelling

      National Storytelling Festival Named Top Tourist Attraction

      Introducing ISC’s Youngest Volunteer

      Brain injury survivors are storytelling their way to recovery

      This week’s teller in residence: Kate Campbell

      Becky Harrell

      The evolution of storytelling in WNC

      This week’s teller in residence: Pipp Gillette

      This week’s teller in residence: Andy Offutt Irwin

      In Memoriam, Syd Lieberman

      Storytelling Live! Spotlight: Andy Offutt Irwin

      ISC to attend White House Summit

      This week’s teller in residence: Elizabeth Ellis

      Storytelling for Peace

      ISC Remembers Syd Lieberman

      This week’s teller in residence: Connie Regan-Blake

      ISC Remembers Guy Hughes Carawan

      Meet the Tellers

      Dreaming Big with Dolly Parton

      Meet Jan Magee

      It’s National Tell a Story Day!

      Tennessee Arts Commision launches new Gift-A-Tag Campaign

      Dill Pickers

      National Storytelling Festival 2015

      Noa Baum

      Jan Blake

      Peter Cook

      Donald Davis

      Doug Elliott

      Beth Horner

      Andy Offutt Irwin

      Susan Klein

      Bil Lepp

      Jay O’Callahan

      Mats Rehnman

      Kim Weitkamp

      Don White

      2015 Civility Week - April 19-24 “Be Different, Be One”

      Donald Davis Gives TEDx Talk

      Tellers in Residence 2015

      Festival Preregistration discount period ends March 31

      Celebrate World Storytelling Day

      ISC Hires New Center Coordinator

      Creativity and Conflict Resolution