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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: Connie Regan-Blake

Posted by ISC Staff on August 13, 2017

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.

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ISC Remembers Michael Cotter

Posted by ISC Staff on August 2, 2017

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What We Bring

Posted by ISC Staff on July 25, 2017

I had the pleasure of representing ISC as a participating partner in this year’s 50th Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

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The Other Big-Top Tents

Posted by ISC Staff on July 25, 2017

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.

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Jonesborough welcomes John McCutcheon

Posted by ISC Staff on July 16, 2017

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.

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Saving Lives Through Story

Posted by ISC Staff on June 28, 2017

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What to Do with Your Digital Photos

Posted by ISC Staff on June 28, 2017

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Mark Yourself Safe

Posted by ISC Staff on May 19, 2017

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."

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Stories in Motion: The Sound of Silence

Posted by ISC Staff on May 19, 2017

“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”

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2017 Story Slam

Posted by ISC Staff on April 30, 2017

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