May Newsletter

The National Storytelling Festival Lineup

We recently announced the featured teller lineup for the National Storytelling Festival in October. Take a look at what we have planned, including workshops, pre-festival events, ghost stories, and more. Tickets are on sale, with a variety of options for day passes, weekend passes, and standalone events.

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From the President’s Blog

Sharing our stories and traditions with one another is core to who we are, and we can find new understanding in both the similarities and the differences. For this month’s blog, ISC President Kiran Singh Sirah reflects on the Sikh values of inclusion, lifelong learning, and curiosity. Come see Kiran present on these themes and more at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival next month!

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ISC’s June Concert Schedule

It’s live storytelling season, and we have four fantastic performers on deck. In addition to our matinee shows, we have two special evening performances coming up: a Father’s Day-themed show with Bill Harley and an evening of songs and stories from Big Sky Country with Brigid Reedy.

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New Faces at ISC: Lisa Whaley

ISC was excited to welcome a new Director of Development, Lisa Whaley, to our team in April. Lisa is a former editor and journalist, as well as a longtime resident of our community. We’re sharing a quick note from Lisa about her lifelong love of stories and her goals in this new role.

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