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National Storytelling Festival

October 4 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 11:59 pm

The 47th annual National Storytelling Festival is October 4 – 6, 2019.

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8:00 am

Yoga in the Park

October 5 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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One event on October 6, 2019 at 8:00am

Storytelling Park, 100 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Join storied yoga instructor Kim Blaine for a free guided practice woven with inspirations from Hindu mythology, yogic philosphies, historical narratives, and current events--a yoga experience that speaks to the mind and body. Limited number of mats provided 

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9:00 am

Swappin’ Ground

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on October 5, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 12:00pm

Oak Hill School, Sabin Drive
Jonesborough, TN United States
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10:00 am

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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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 […]

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Donald Davis

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Courthouse Tent, 100 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Tales of Ancient Gods, Kings and Conquistadors

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tent on the Hill, 100 W. Main St.
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Legends of Latin America, where gods, kings, and conquistadors shaped our cultures' future. 

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It’s All Going to the Dogs

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Creekside Tent, 100 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Ill advised adventures of a storyteller

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Perpetual Calendar

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
College Street Tent, 139 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Aunt Marguerite loves to mark the passage of time. When the local bank removes its perpetual calendar, she feels time itself is taken away. 

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Josh GoForth

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library Tent, 200 E Sabine Dr
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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11:00 am

Schoolhouse Stories

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Oak Hill School, Sabin Drive
Jonesborough, TN United States
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11:30 am

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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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 […]

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Fond Mammaries

October 5 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Courthouse Tent, 100 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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A light-hearted look at life when you're finally old enough to not care what anybody else thinks. 

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Of Magic and Mystery

October 5 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tent on the Hill, 100 W. Main St.
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Drawing on her dual Scottish and African heritage, Menzies delves into the worlds of the wee folk, shape shifters, and orishas. 

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Straight Up Folktales

October 5 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Creekside Tent, 100 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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I Am An Immigrant: Celebrating 3 Decades in the USA through Stories

October 5 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
College Street Tent, 139 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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An immigrant follows his dreams while trying to understand America. 

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Bil Lepp

October 5 @ 11:30 am
Library Tent, 200 E Sabine Dr
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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12:30 pm

Schoolhouse Stories

October 5 @ 12:30 pm
Oak Hill School, Sabin Drive
Jonesborough, TN United States
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1:00 pm

From Boarding School to Alcatraz

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Courthouse Tent, 100 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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The story of Tingle's Choctaw great uncle, Clarence Canes. He attended a Jones Academy Indian Boarding School, where he was mistreated, excapted, and began a life of crime; he became the youngest inmate ever sentenced to Alcatraz Prison, where his life changed. 

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Voices from Ellis Island

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tent on the Hill, 100 W. Main St.
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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From 1892 to 1930, Ellis Isalnd was the first experience of life in America for millions of immigrants. Join 7 immigrants as they cross the Atlantic and Confront unexpected challenges. 

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Sheila Arnold

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Creekside Tent, 100 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Join storyteller Sheila Arnold as she brings to life true tales from the Underground Railroad. This special session begins a two-year ISC initiative; "Freedom Stories," focusing on the stories of African Americans in Appalachia history, exploring African America-led movements, contributions, and the shaping of a distinct and uniquely American storytelling tradition. The session includes an […]

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Lead Belly: An American Legend

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
College Street Tent, 139 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Based on the life and music of Huddie Ledbetter, a singer, musician, storyteller and tradition keeper whose life reflected the struggles of an African American man living between 1888 and 1949. 

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Songs I have Made Up

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Library Tent, 200 E Sabine Dr
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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A collection of old and new songs and the stories behind them. 

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2:00 pm

Schoolhouse Stories

October 5 @ 2:00 pm
116 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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2:30 pm

Falling in Love with the World

October 5 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Courthouse Tent, 100 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Simms weaves together personal tales with a Sufi fairytale in this performance in praise of the power of innate joy. 

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Red Altar

October 5 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tent on the Hill, 100 W. Main St.
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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In a small coastal area along Carmel Bay, six Chinese teenagers in 1850 survive a shipwreck and start the fishing industry despite mounting anti-Chinese violence. This untold American story celebrates courage, inner strength, and perseverance. 

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Of Rogues and Rascals

October 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Creekside Tent, 100 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Scamps, scalleywags, and scoundrels abound. Tricksters sometimes have their way, tricky lores get their due, and those in search of luck sometimes come undone! 

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Donald Davis

October 5 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
College Street Tent, 139 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Yeee Gods!

October 5 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Library Tent, 200 E Sabine Dr
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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The myth-adventure on Mt. Olympus may remind you of the hidden hijinks in you own family closet. 

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3:00 pm

Swappin’ Ground

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on October 5, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on October 5, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 12:00pm

Oak Hill School, Sabin Drive
Jonesborough, TN United States
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4:00 pm

The Code Talker

October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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 […]

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Book Report

October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Courthouse Tent, 100 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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There will be water polo tryouts at the local pool. Life jackets are provided, but you must bring your own horse. 

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Where There’s Smoke There’s Dinner

October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tent on the Hill, 100 W. Main St.
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Stories of Regi, growing up the youngest daughter in a family of 5 and living in a small town on a big river. 

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One of a Million Stars

October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Creekside Tent, 100 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Astronauts on fire, distant rovers, singing soldiers, and young lovers; when the night is dark, sometimes the only light comes from the remembered stories of the ones we come to know as family. 

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Minton Sparks

October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
College Street Tent, 139 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Three Chords, Five Notes: The Story of America’s Music

October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Library Tent, 200 E Sabine Dr
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Using a variety of instruments, this story explores the roost of spirituals, worksongs, blues, country, bluegrass, rock and roll, Motown soul and even rap music. 

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5:30 pm

Story Slam! Bad Idea

October 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Creekside Tent, 100 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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8:00 pm

Dan Hoyle – Border People

October 5 @ 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 Buy Now! 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 […]

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Ghost Stories

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

Mill Spring Park, 104 Spring Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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$10

A beloved Festival tradition, two nights of fright await you in these open-air ghost story concerts featuring a different collection of haunting tales each night. Guest tellers and Festival veterans Charlotte Blake Alston and Dan Keding join other featured tellers on the Ghost Story Stage on both Friday and Saturday. Charlotte Blake Alston has performed […]

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Myth Makers

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Creekside Tent, 100 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Southern Exposure

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
College Street Tent, 139 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Family Ties

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Library Tent, 200 E Sabine Dr
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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