Storytelling Live! 

After deep discussion, the International Storytelling Center has decided to cancel the traditional 2020 Teller-in Residence series. 

As an organization paying close attention to the rapidly changing health guidelines around COVID-19, we’ve had many discussions about how to safely produce an event that our patrons together in our theater.  We concluded that the risks just aren’t tenable. While we’re sad that we won’t meet in person, our top priority is keeping you, your family, and our communities safe and healthy so we can enjoy many events together in the years to come.

We’re optimistic, hopeful, and excited to push the boundaries of how we can share this art form digitally. Please stay posted as we plan some digital storytelling experiences for you to enjoy!


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Our current 2020 Teller-in-Residence season has been canceled. We hope to see you in 2021, but until then, stay tuned to our website for updates as we host digital events, beginning in July. 



Storytelling Live! brings live storytelling concerts to Jonesborough every afternoon at 2 p.m. (Tuesday – Saturday) when Storytelling Live! is in season (typically May-Dec). Some performers also host evening concerts, Saturday morning children’s shows, and workshops. 


Each season, ISC hosts applied storytelling workshops on a variety of special topics as part of its Teller in Residence series. These workshops are designed to explore the art and science of storytelling and how it can be used across multiple disciplines like healthcare, education, and business. 

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Ballad Health is the premier sponsor of Storytelling Live! We are also supported by corporate and local businesses, media and foundation sponsors, and we receive donations from private citizens and Friends of Storytelling Live!  Celebrate the Tellers-In-Residence program and support The International Storytelling Center by finding out how you can participate in the program.

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