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International Storytelling Center

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100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
800-952-8392

September 2019

Lyn Ford – Educating the Mind and Heart: Storytelling Skills to Build Classroom Community

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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$30

Educating the Mind and Heart: Storytelling Skills to Build Classroom Community This workshop is provided free to area teachers through the generosity of the Niswonger Foundation.   A Heartworks Professional Development Workshop facilitated by Lyn Ford  The word “storytelling” is used everywhere, but its application for educators as they develop empathetic learning environments, are not.  Join us for an overview of what this centuries-old, oral-tradition “format” for sharing knowledge, building community, and encouraging communication can do for your K-2 classroom behaviors. …

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Lynette Ford – Matinee Performances

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until September 21, 2019

International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Daily matinee performances are presented for the Teller-in-Residence program, Tuesday through Saturday at 2 p.m. at the International Storytelling Center.   Tickets are $12 for adults and $11 for seniors, students, and children under 18 years of age. For tickets or more information, or to request a brochure, call (800) 952-8392 or (423) 913-1276. All ticket sales are final.  Buy Tickets

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Waddie Mitchell – Matinee Performances

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until September 28, 2019

International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Daily matinee performances are presented for the Teller-in-Residence program, Tuesday through Saturday at 2 p.m. at the International Storytelling Center.   Tickets are $12 for adults and $11 for seniors, students, and children under 18 years of age. For tickets or more information, or to request a brochure, call (800) 952-8392 or (423) 913-1276. All ticket sales are final.  Buy Tickets

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Donald Davis – Matinee Performances

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until October 3, 2019

An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until October 3, 2019

One event on October 3, 2019 at 4:00pm

International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Daily matinee performances are presented for the Teller-in-Residence program, Tuesday through Saturday at 2 p.m. at the International Storytelling Center.  Donald's week is abbreviated because of the National Storytelling Festival. Tickets are $12 for adults and $11 for seniors, students, and children under 18 years of age. For tickets or more information, or to request a brochure, call (800) 952-8392 or (423) 913-1276. All ticket sales are final.  Buy Tickets

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October 2019

Susan O’Halloran – Speaking without Preaching

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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$75

Speaking Without Preaching How do you speak without sounding too opinionated or downright boring? Learn how to combine education and entertainment into stories that respect, enlighten, and emotionally move your audience. Topics include: influencing your audience in an uplifting way; avoiding lecturing; getting the tone right; developing rapport; and adding the crucial element of humor. Perfect for organizational leaders, ministers, and storytellers of all experience levels. Susan O’Halloran is a story consultant to Fortune 500 as well as nonprofi t…

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Dan Hoyle – Intro to Journalistic Performance

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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$100

Intro to Journalistic Performance Dan Hoyle’s brand of journalistic performance has been hailed as “riveting, funny and poignant” by the New York Times. You’ll get an introduction to his process and participate in writing and physical movement exercises in this dynamic workshop with the award-winning writer, actor and former Fulbright scholar. Topics will include the journalism of hanging out, physical character creation, and the creative process. Appropriate for beginning or experienced storytellers and writers who are developing character pieces. Hoyle…

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Regi Carpenter – Getting to Grief: Storytelling in Bereavement

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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$75

Getting to Grief: Storytelling in Bereavement Improve your ability to support adults or children coping with loss in this interactive and informative workshop. Appropriate for therapists, hospice workers, clergy, bereavement counselors, social workers, and family and friends of those grieving the death of a loved one. Carpenter is the founder of Stories with Spirit, a creative initiative dedicated to bringing stories of hope to palliative care patients, families, and caregivers. She also trains medical professionals in the use of stories…

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Dan Hoyle – Border People

October 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 5, 2019 at 8:00pm

International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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$20

Border People Tickets sold separately: $20 Mary B. Martin Storytelling Hall, International Storytelling Center Friday, October 4 · 8 pm Saturday, October 5 · 8 pm - Adult Content · Limited Seating Award-winning actor and playwright Dan Hoyle embodies 11 residents of various borders — geographic, cultural, religious, psychic, and racial — each based on Hoyle’s conversations with immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and border crossers of all kinds. "The show," says the San Francisco Chronicle, "is a testament to the…

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The Code Talker

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on October 5, 2019 at 4:00pm

International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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$15

Native American Code Talker Peter MacDonald hosted by Tim Tingle Saturday, October 5 · 10:00 am and 4:00 pm In the middle of World War II, when he was just 15 years old, Peter MacDonald enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. The final phase of his training was a top secret Navajo Code School. In the South Pacific, MacDonald and his fellow Code Talkers saved hundreds of thousands of lives with their unbreakable military code. Now 92, MacDonald has traveled…

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Story Alchemy

October 5 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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$15

Minton Sparks hosted by Kevin Kling Saturday, October 5 · 11:30 am Stories are like an ancient form of magic: they have a curious power to transform everything they touch. Sharing stories can build a relationship between two people, strengthen communities—and even change our understanding of ourselves. In this special studio, Minton Sparks shares the pleasures of watching a good story develop over time. Very limited seating; please make a reservation to avoid disappointment.  Call (800) 952-8392, ext. 222 or Buy Online.

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How They Linger

October 6 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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$15

Donald Davis hosted by Ed Stivender Sunday, October 6 · 11:30 am Donald Davis has been performing in Jonesborough since the early days of the storytelling movement, and he’s made a lot of friends along the way. In this year’s studio, he’ll look back on a lifetime’s worth of personal memories with late storytellers like Gamble Rogers, Jackie Torrence, Doc McConnell, Ray Hicks, Kathryn Windham, and more. Very limited seating; please make a reservation to avoid disappointment.  Call (800) 952-8392, ext.…

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Susan O’Halloran – Matinee Performances

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until October 12, 2019

International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Daily matinee performances are presented for the Teller-in-Residence program, Tuesday through Saturday at 2 p.m. at the International Storytelling Center.   Tickets are $12 for adults and $11 for seniors, students, and children under 18 years of age. For tickets or more information, or to request a brochure, call (800) 952-8392 or (423) 913-1276. All ticket sales are final.  Buy Tickets

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Linda Gorham – Matinee Performances

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until October 19, 2019

International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Daily matinee performances are presented for the Teller-in-Residence program, Tuesday through Saturday at 2 p.m. at the International Storytelling Center.   Tickets are $12 for adults and $11 for seniors, students, and children under 18 years of age. For tickets or more information, or to request a brochure, call (800) 952-8392 or (423) 913-1276. All ticket sales are final.  Buy Tickets

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Laura Simms – Matinee Performances

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until October 26, 2019

International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Daily matinee performances are presented for the Teller-in-Residence program, Tuesday through Saturday at 2 p.m. at the International Storytelling Center.   Tickets are $12 for adults and $11 for seniors, students, and children under 18 years of age. For tickets or more information, or to request a brochure, call (800) 952-8392 or (423) 913-1276. All ticket sales are final.  Buy Tickets

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Laura Simms – Falling in Love with the World

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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$15

Falling in Love with the World Description: Join Simms for this poignant, funny and profound convergence of myth, fairytale and personal story in praise of our connection to joy, the natural world, and the power of kindness and love in troubled times.     

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November 2019

Hiroya Tsukamoto – Special Event

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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$20

A celebrated guitarist, singer, songwriter, and storyteller originally from Kyoto, Japan, Hiroya Tsukamoto has performed his unique combination of music and stories across the U.S. and abroad. “Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey.” – Boston Herald

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December 2019

Uncalled for Trio – Winter Blunderland, Matinee Holiday Concerts

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until December 7, 2019

International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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$20
Uncalled Trio Sledding

The Uncalled for Trio is back with a brand new set of holiday stories and songs. A longstanding ISC tradition good for hours of family fun! Refreshments follow the show. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Uncalled Trio – Winter Blunderland

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until December 7, 2019

International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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$20
Uncalled Trio Sledding

The Uncalled for Trio is back with a brand new set of holiday stories and songs. A longstanding ISC tradition good for hours of family fun! Refreshments follow the show. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Tim Lowry – Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Matinee Concert

December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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$20

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol For a truly special holiday outing, see Storyteller Tim Lowry in his renowned one-man show, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Dressed in Victorian costume, Lowry invokes the spirit of Mr. Dickens with his quick wit, rapid-fire delivery, and flair for the dramatic. The Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future along with Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim will return to the stage for these memorable performances, suitable for ages 10 and up.

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Tim Lowry – Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Evening Concert

December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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$20

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol For a truly special holiday outing, see Storyteller Tim Lowry in his renowned one-man show, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Dressed in Victorian costume, Lowry invokes the spirit of Mr. Dickens with his quick wit, rapid-fire delivery, and flair for the dramatic. The Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future along with Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim will return to the stage for these memorable performances, suitable for ages 10 and up.

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