For the Press

To help facilitate media coverage and promotion of the National Storytelling Festival and other events at the International Storytelling Center we’ve compiled the essential details about Who We Are and links to information on obtaining Press Kits and Passes, the ISC Exhibit, a Fact Sheet and our History.

Who We Are

The International Storytelling Center is an educational and cultural institution dedicated to building a better world through the power of storytelling. To accomplish that vision, the Center serves as a learning laboratory where the power of storytelling is examined and studied. Also, through a program of learning, the Center teaches people around the world to use storytelling to produce positive change in their lives, their workplaces, and their communities.

The Center’s opportunities for learning are designed for personal enrichment and professional development. In addition, they help build institutional capacity and leadership by teaching their learners, as mentors and change agents, to lead positive change in their own institutions and communities through the power of storytelling. Learn about our latest projects and partnerships here. 

The home for the Center’s work is the International Storytelling Campus–a beacon for storytelling worldwide and a resource for storytelling. The campus in Jonesborough–the only facility anywhere in the world devoted exclusively to the power of storytelling and its creative applications–include a 200-year-old country inn, and education building, and a three-acre park.

The Center provides visitors with experiences in storytelling-including performances through the popular Storytelling Live!, a 26-week Teller-in-Residence program. The Center also produces the National Storytelling Festival, the premier storytelling event in the world. 

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National Storytelling Festival Photos

These photographs were taken by the event’s official photographer and are available to the media to accompany editorial about the National Storytelling Festival.  Please give due credit where indicated in the image file name.  Click on image to download.

Storytelling Live! Photos

Below are some photos from our 2018 Storytelling Live! program.  All photos are RGB and in JPEG format of varying sizes. (Please Note: some files sizes are large.)  Please give due credit where indicated in the image file name.  Right click on image to download.

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