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Find out what’s happening at the International Storytelling Center and learn about the latest news in the world of storytelling. 

To keep you informed, ISC continually provides updates and news-related content including developments, statistics, trends, commentary, photos and video.

This week’s teller in residence: Kim Weitkamp

Posted by ISC Staff on October 17, 2017

Kim Weitkamp, this week’s teller in residence, joins ISC from Ohio. Kim Weitkamp is an award-winning storyteller, humorist, singer and songwriter who shares her original stories and songs at theaters and festivals throughout the U.S.

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This week’s teller in residence: Kate Campbell

Posted by ISC Staff on October 10, 2017

Kate Campbell, this week’s teller in residence, joins ISC from Tennessee. As the daughter of a Mississippi Baptist preacher, Kate Campbell’s formative years were spent in the very core of the civil rights movement of the ‘60s, and the indelible experiences of those years have shaped her heart, character, and convictions.

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National Storytelling Festival Announces Special Guest Samara Huggins

Posted by ISC Staff on October 4, 2017

Samara Huggins, the 2017 national Poetry Out Loud champion, will be the special guest of the International Storytelling Center at its 45th annual National Storytelling Festival, October 6-8 in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

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ISC President to be honored at the United Nations

Posted by ISC Staff on September 27, 2017

Kiran Singh Sirah, President of the International Storytelling Center, is one of six honorees who will be recognized as a “Champion of Peace” on November 11, at the United Nations (UN) Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Special Feature - The Gee’s Bend Quilters

Posted by ISC Staff on September 22, 2017

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The Shoe Swap

Posted by ISC Staff on September 6, 2017

Yesterday, I met up with a friend at a tea house just over the mountain in Asheville. It was a funky Eastern-style place where you take your shoes off before taking a seat on a raised platform with cushions.

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The Gee’s Bend Quilters

Posted by ISC Staff on September 6, 2017

Every year, months before the first weekend in October, volunteers begin cutting some 14,000 fabric swatches that will serve as tickets at the National Storytelling Festival.

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This week’s teller in residence: Donna Washington

Posted by ISC Staff on September 6, 2017

Donna Washington, this week’s teller in residence, joins ISC from North Carolina. Donna Washington has traveled the world since 1989 sharing her stories and presenting workshops about the inextricable link between storytelling and literacy.

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2017 Storytelling Studio Schedule Announced

Posted by ISC Staff on September 1, 2017

The 2017 schedule for the popular Storytelling Studios has just been released!

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ISC Remembers Michael Cotter

Posted by ISC Staff on August 2, 2017

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