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Connie Regan-Blake, this week’s teller in residence, joins ISC from North Carolina. One of America’s most celebrated storytellers, Connie Regan-Blake has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people with her powerful performances.
I had the pleasure of representing ISC as a participating partner in this year’s 50th Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
On the surface it may seem as though storytelling and circus have little in common, but in fact the two art forms share a surprising number of similarities.
Folk musician John McCutcheon, hailed as “one of our country’s best songwriters” by Pete Seeger and the “most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard” by Johnny Cash, will perform two December concerts in Jonesborough for the International Storytelling Center.
This month, ISC president Kiran Singh Sirah reflects on the role of storytelling in the wake of terrorist attacks: "Not so long ago, I logged onto Facebook and saw my cousin had just “marked himself safe.” Safe from what? I thought, but quickly I learned that there had been a terrorist attack."
“Meditation is having a bit of a moment right now--here at ISC, in pop culture, and across the arts. For this month's feature, we consider how meditation can enhance creativity, promote wellness, and generally improve your life. We also take a look at the artist who's become its unlikely spokesperson: Filmmaker David Lynch”