Storytelling Online Concerts

Storytelling concerts you can watch from home – ISC’s online Winter Series on Thursday nights. 

Storytelling Online! is our new concert series that you can watch directly from your living room. Using the state-of-the-art platform we developed for the National Storytelling Festival, we’ve planned a winter series of evening concerts and one special children’s show to take us through the chilly season. Grab a blanket and a warm beverage and join us!

Storytelling Online! tickets are $15 per household and available for sale through Friday at 4:30 p.m. the week of the event — and they’ll remain available for four days afterward in case you miss the show or want to watch it again. Prices include all fees.

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Storytelling Online Concert Schedule

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Kim Weitkamp

Kim Weitkamp is an award-winning storyteller, humorist, singer, and songwriter who shares her original stories and songs at theaters and festivals throughout the U.S.  With a commanding presence, impeccable comedic timing, and velvet voice, she weaves precious memories and delightful details into panoramic pictures that take the listener on a personal journey.  Weitkamp’s material is played regularly on NPR affiliate stations and on SiriusXM Radio “If we are talking Rock ‘n Roll, Tina Turner was a national treasure; country has Dolly Parton and in the world of storytelling we have Kim Weitkamp.” – Highway 89, SiriusXM

Visit Kim’s website.


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Children's Concert

Hear stories from West Virginia’s top ‘liar’ Bil Lepp, Japan-born Motoko, and Native American Gene Tagaban, in this entertaining concert with three of storytelling’s best artists. This mixture of good and good for you tales is sure to delight both young listeners and those who love them.

Bil Lepp’s children’s books and audio collections have won numerous awards including the PEN/Steven Kroll Award, Parents’ Choice awards, and a NAPPA (National Parenting Product Award).. “Just as New Jersey has Bruce Springsteen, West Virginia has…Bil Lepp.” – Goldenseal Magazine

Motoko’s appearances include PBS’ Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and a tour with the CarnegieKids in Miyazaki project sponsored by Carnegie Hall. “The entire evening was outstanding!  Motoko translates intrinsically Japanese cultural ideas and idioms for an English speaking audience, and crafts the words to make them understand, laugh and be transported in time and space.”  – Asian Arts & Culture Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

A teller of stories that teach, entertain, and heal, Tagaban travels internationally, sharing his music, dance, and traditional stories. “Next time you hear that he’s performing … drop everything and go.  Simple as that.”  – Flip Breskin, arts reviewer

Visit teller websites here:  Bil Lepp, Motoko, Gene Tagaban

You will receive your access link in a separate email from It will contain your “Magic Link” to the event. This email will arrive within 24 hours before the event.  If you don’t see it in your inbox, please check your junk, spam, social and promotions folders.

Once you receive the email, please click on the “Magic Link.” This will take you to the event site. 

First you must create a password by clicking on your initials in the circle at the top right-hand corner of the page. Click on the security tab, where you will create and confirm a new password.

Once your password is saved, click on the circle with your initials in it to return to the event site.

You are now ready to view the event. Once the event begins, it will be available for viewing for 96 hours.

You can re-access the event by clicking on this link:

We strongly recommend that you use Chrome as the internet browser on your computer as it will give you the best experience. Safari (Apple), Firefox, and the latest version of Microsoft Edge are other alternative browsers that will work on your computer. If you aren’t sure what browser you are using or if it’s up-to-date you can go here to check:

1. When you login, you should see the event(s) you registered for on the first screen. Click on ‘Details’ for the event you would like to access.

**If you have used the Magic Link to access your event, skip to step 2.



**If you do not see your event, please double-check again to make sure that you used the same email when creating your account that you used when you registered for the event.

2. You are now in your Virtual Event Home Page. Here you can navigate to ‘Event Schedule’ to preview and add Sessions into ‘My Schedule’, watch the Welcome Video, and download event Resources.





3. In the Event Schedule, you will see all Sessions arranged chronologically. From here, you can Add and Remove Sessions to your Schedule, Filter through the Sessions, or Search Schedule.

***Please note: this is not required, but a nice convenience to save Sessions on your My Schedule area.



5. If you would like to learn more about a Session or view the content, click anywhere on the row to open up to the Session.



6. Within a Session, you can download Materials, click on Speakers to see their Bios, Email, LinkedIn, Phone Number, etc. You can also click Join if your Session is live.



7. To navigate back to the Event Schedule, click on ‘Back to Sessions‘ in the top left corner.



8. To navigate back to the Virtual Event Home Page at any time, click on the Event Title in the top left-hand corner of the page. You can also click on the Menu option to open your Navigation Menu.



Enjoy your Event!

Most likely, yes, however it ultimately depends on your television. It may require some special hardware such as a cord to connect your computer or laptop to your television, or a casting device such as Google Chromecast or an Amazon Fire TV Stick. For more information on these types of products and how to set up your television in this manner, contact your local tech store such as Best Buy.


Friends of Storytelling Online

Carolyn Andrews
Stephen Huyler
Bonnie Macdonald
Edward Donnell
Deborah Soike
Robin Perkins
Ann Norman
Wendy Feinberg
Shirley Stafford
Carolyn Thiedke
Nancy Simonton
Edward Bowman
George Taylor
Larry Gilmer
William & Virginia Kennedy
Dan & Karol Lynn Johnson
Marilyn Stempeck
Ceil Anne Clement