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August 2017

Connie Regan-Blake as Teller-in-Residence

One of America’s most celebrated storytellers, Connie Regan-Blake has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people with her powerful performances. Recognized in the storytelling community with the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence, Distinguished Service, and Lifetime Achievement awards, Regan-Blake has recently been invited by the Library of Congress to house the compilation of memorabilia from her life’s work as a storyteller, including her role in the birth and beginnings of the American Storytelling Revival. “With artful direction she lures us…

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Connie Regan-Blake as Teller-in-Residence

One of America’s most celebrated storytellers, Connie Regan-Blake has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people with her powerful performances. Recognized in the storytelling community with the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence, Distinguished Service, and Lifetime Achievement awards, Regan-Blake has recently been invited by the Library of Congress to house the compilation of memorabilia from her life’s work as a storyteller, including her role in the birth and beginnings of the American Storytelling Revival. “With artful direction she lures us…

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Brews and Tunes

August 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 24, 2017

Main Street Brews & Tunes features live music, craft beers and food truck each Sunday evening on the plaza in front of the International Storytelling Center. Food & beer starts at 4 pm with live music starting at 5 pm. Bring a chair to ensure a seat and enjoy the show! Also check out Yoga in the Park featuring free yoga instruction each Sunday at 5 pm. Click here for more info and to see the schedule of music and…

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David Holt as Teller-in-Residence

Four-time Grammy award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. He plays ten acoustic instruments, including banjo, slide guitar, harmonica, bones and spoons. In addition to making numerous critically acclaimed recordings, Holt is host of popular television programs including the PBS series David Holt’s State of Music, Folkways, and Riverwalk Jazz for Public Radio International. He was featured in the film O Brother, Where Art…

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David Holt as Teller-in-Residence

Four-time Grammy award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. He plays ten acoustic instruments, including banjo, slide guitar, harmonica, bones and spoons. In addition to making numerous critically acclaimed recordings, Holt is host of popular television programs including the PBS series David Holt’s State of Music, Folkways, and Riverwalk Jazz for Public Radio International. He was featured in the film O Brother, Where Art…

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David Holt as Teller-in-Residence

Four-time Grammy award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. He plays ten acoustic instruments, including banjo, slide guitar, harmonica, bones and spoons. In addition to making numerous critically acclaimed recordings, Holt is host of popular television programs including the PBS series David Holt’s State of Music, Folkways, and Riverwalk Jazz for Public Radio International. He was featured in the film O Brother, Where Art…

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David Holt as Teller-in-Residence

Four-time Grammy award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. He plays ten acoustic instruments, including banjo, slide guitar, harmonica, bones and spoons. In addition to making numerous critically acclaimed recordings, Holt is host of popular television programs including the PBS series David Holt’s State of Music, Folkways, and Riverwalk Jazz for Public Radio International. He was featured in the film O Brother, Where Art…

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David Holt as Teller-in-Residence

Four-time Grammy award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. He plays ten acoustic instruments, including banjo, slide guitar, harmonica, bones and spoons. In addition to making numerous critically acclaimed recordings, Holt is host of popular television programs including the PBS series David Holt’s State of Music, Folkways, and Riverwalk Jazz for Public Radio International. He was featured in the film O Brother, Where Art…

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Brews and Tunes

August 27 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 24, 2017

Main Street Brews & Tunes features live music, craft beers and food truck each Sunday evening on the plaza in front of the International Storytelling Center. Food & beer starts at 4 pm with live music starting at 5 pm. Bring a chair to ensure a seat and enjoy the show! Also check out Yoga in the Park featuring free yoga instruction each Sunday at 5 pm. Click here for more info and to see the schedule of music and…

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Jonesborough Yarn Exchange

Each month, the cast of the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange performs a scripted, one-hour radio show featuring stories from the region, as well as local music. A great evening of comedy and drama, all with a local flair. Tickets are $5 for adults, $1 for children. Season Passes are available for $55. Seating is limited, and purchasing reserve seats is highly recommended. The shows are aired the last Wednesday of the month on public radio station WETS 89.5 FM and streamed…

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Spencer Bohren as Teller-in-Residence

Performer, songwriter, educator, and virtuoso guitarist, Bohren travels the world sharing his great love for America’s traditional folk, blues, gospel and country music. Born in wind-swept Casper, Wyoming, Spencer Bohren’s gospel singing parents provided the foundation of a musical style and celebrated career that remains healthy decades later. From festival stages in America to concert halls all over Europe, listeners are charmed by his stories and music – punctuated by guitar and banjo, and resonating with the ambience of the…

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Spencer Bohren as Teller-in-Residence

Performer, songwriter, educator, and virtuoso guitarist, Bohren travels the world sharing his great love for America’s traditional folk, blues, gospel and country music. Born in wind-swept Casper, Wyoming, Spencer Bohren’s gospel singing parents provided the foundation of a musical style and celebrated career that remains healthy decades later. From festival stages in America to concert halls all over Europe, listeners are charmed by his stories and music – punctuated by guitar and banjo, and resonating with the ambience of the…

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Spencer Bohren as Teller-in-Residence

Performer, songwriter, educator, and virtuoso guitarist, Bohren travels the world sharing his great love for America’s traditional folk, blues, gospel and country music. Born in wind-swept Casper, Wyoming, Spencer Bohren’s gospel singing parents provided the foundation of a musical style and celebrated career that remains healthy decades later. From festival stages in America to concert halls all over Europe, listeners are charmed by his stories and music – punctuated by guitar and banjo, and resonating with the ambience of the…

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September 2017

Spencer Bohren as Teller-in-Residence

Performer, songwriter, educator, and virtuoso guitarist, Bohren travels the world sharing his great love for America’s traditional folk, blues, gospel and country music. Born in wind-swept Casper, Wyoming, Spencer Bohren’s gospel singing parents provided the foundation of a musical style and celebrated career that remains healthy decades later. From festival stages in America to concert halls all over Europe, listeners are charmed by his stories and music – punctuated by guitar and banjo, and resonating with the ambience of the…

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Spencer Bohren as Teller-in-Residence

Performer, songwriter, educator, and virtuoso guitarist, Bohren travels the world sharing his great love for America’s traditional folk, blues, gospel and country music. Born in wind-swept Casper, Wyoming, Spencer Bohren’s gospel singing parents provided the foundation of a musical style and celebrated career that remains healthy decades later. From festival stages in America to concert halls all over Europe, listeners are charmed by his stories and music – punctuated by guitar and banjo, and resonating with the ambience of the…

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Brews and Tunes

September 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 24, 2017

Main Street Brews & Tunes features live music, craft beers and food truck each Sunday evening on the plaza in front of the International Storytelling Center. Food & beer starts at 4 pm with live music starting at 5 pm. Bring a chair to ensure a seat and enjoy the show! Also check out Yoga in the Park featuring free yoga instruction each Sunday at 5 pm. Click here for more info and to see the schedule of music and…

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Donna Washington as Teller-in-Residence

Donna Washington has traveled the world since 1989 sharing her stories and presenting workshops about the inextricable link between storytelling and literacy. She has performed in hundreds of festivals across the country as well as thousands of schools and libraries. Washington’s nine storytelling CDs have garnered twenty-six awards, including Gold and Silver Parent’s Choice and National Parenting Publication awards. She is the author of five books for children, and writes a popular storytelling blog called Language, Literacy and Storytelling. “For…

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Donna Washington as Teller-in-Residence

Donna Washington has traveled the world since 1989 sharing her stories and presenting workshops about the inextricable link between storytelling and literacy. She has performed in hundreds of festivals across the country as well as thousands of schools and libraries. Washington’s nine storytelling CDs have garnered twenty-six awards, including Gold and Silver Parent’s Choice and National Parenting Publication awards. She is the author of five books for children, and writes a popular storytelling blog called Language, Literacy and Storytelling. “For…

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Donna Washington as Teller-in-Residence

Donna Washington has traveled the world since 1989 sharing her stories and presenting workshops about the inextricable link between storytelling and literacy. She has performed in hundreds of festivals across the country as well as thousands of schools and libraries. Washington’s nine storytelling CDs have garnered twenty-six awards, including Gold and Silver Parent’s Choice and National Parenting Publication awards. She is the author of five books for children, and writes a popular storytelling blog called Language, Literacy and Storytelling. “For…

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Donna Washington as Teller-in-Residence

Donna Washington has traveled the world since 1989 sharing her stories and presenting workshops about the inextricable link between storytelling and literacy. She has performed in hundreds of festivals across the country as well as thousands of schools and libraries. Washington’s nine storytelling CDs have garnered twenty-six awards, including Gold and Silver Parent’s Choice and National Parenting Publication awards. She is the author of five books for children, and writes a popular storytelling blog called Language, Literacy and Storytelling. “For…

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Storytelling Workshop with Donna Washington

Saturday, September 9 • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. · Free for K-5 teachers This workshop is provided free to teachers through the generosity of the Niswonger Foundation and the East Tennessee Foundation. Literacy and Storytelling This session boosts literacy and spoken language, which are inextricably linked. Donna will explain how the brain processes stories before modeling different stories, games, activities, and techniques that can be adapted in a variety of settings. An educator, author, and storyteller who has led this…

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Donna Washington as Teller-in-Residence

Donna Washington has traveled the world since 1989 sharing her stories and presenting workshops about the inextricable link between storytelling and literacy. She has performed in hundreds of festivals across the country as well as thousands of schools and libraries. Washington’s nine storytelling CDs have garnered twenty-six awards, including Gold and Silver Parent’s Choice and National Parenting Publication awards. She is the author of five books for children, and writes a popular storytelling blog called Language, Literacy and Storytelling. “For…

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Brews and Tunes

September 10 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 24, 2017

Main Street Brews & Tunes features live music, craft beers and food truck each Sunday evening on the plaza in front of the International Storytelling Center. Food & beer starts at 4 pm with live music starting at 5 pm. Bring a chair to ensure a seat and enjoy the show! Also check out Yoga in the Park featuring free yoga instruction each Sunday at 5 pm. Click here for more info and to see the schedule of music and…

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Teller in Residence – Hannah Harvey

Born and raised in southern Appalachia, Harvey has delivered award-winning performances and workshops at festivals and universities in the U.S., U.K. and Morocco. Her stories highlight the true tales of contemporary Appalachian people, including compelling stories of Virginia coal miners. She also tells folk and fairy stories, particularly those that have influenced the southern Appalachian mountain culture and the region’s Scottish heritage. Harvey’s DVD/audio course on The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals is part of The Great Courses…

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Teller in Residence – Hannah Harvey

Born and raised in southern Appalachia, Harvey has delivered award-winning performances and workshops at festivals and universities in the U.S., U.K. and Morocco. Her stories highlight the true tales of contemporary Appalachian people, including compelling stories of Virginia coal miners. She also tells folk and fairy stories, particularly those that have influenced the southern Appalachian mountain culture and the region’s Scottish heritage. Harvey’s DVD/audio course on The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals is part of The Great Courses…

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Teller in Residence – Hannah Harvey

Born and raised in southern Appalachia, Harvey has delivered award-winning performances and workshops at festivals and universities in the U.S., U.K. and Morocco. Her stories highlight the true tales of contemporary Appalachian people, including compelling stories of Virginia coal miners. She also tells folk and fairy stories, particularly those that have influenced the southern Appalachian mountain culture and the region’s Scottish heritage. Harvey’s DVD/audio course on The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals is part of The Great Courses…

Find out more »

Teller in Residence – Hannah Harvey

Born and raised in southern Appalachia, Harvey has delivered award-winning performances and workshops at festivals and universities in the U.S., U.K. and Morocco. Her stories highlight the true tales of contemporary Appalachian people, including compelling stories of Virginia coal miners. She also tells folk and fairy stories, particularly those that have influenced the southern Appalachian mountain culture and the region’s Scottish heritage. Harvey’s DVD/audio course on The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals is part of The Great Courses…

Find out more »

Teller in Residence – Hannah Harvey

Born and raised in southern Appalachia, Harvey has delivered award-winning performances and workshops at festivals and universities in the U.S., U.K. and Morocco. Her stories highlight the true tales of contemporary Appalachian people, including compelling stories of Virginia coal miners. She also tells folk and fairy stories, particularly those that have influenced the southern Appalachian mountain culture and the region’s Scottish heritage. Harvey’s DVD/audio course on The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals is part of The Great Courses…

Find out more »

Brews and Tunes

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 24, 2017

Main Street Brews & Tunes features live music, craft beers and food truck each Sunday evening on the plaza in front of the International Storytelling Center. Food & beer starts at 4 pm with live music starting at 5 pm. Bring a chair to ensure a seat and enjoy the show! Also check out Yoga in the Park featuring free yoga instruction each Sunday at 5 pm. Click here for more info and to see the schedule of music and…

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Lyn Ford as Teller-in-Residence

A nationally recognized and award-winning fourth-generation storyteller, author and educator, Lyn Ford shares folktale adaptations, spooky tales, and original stories rooted in her family’s multicultural African American heritage. Ford’s “Home-Fried Tales” are seasoned with rhythm, rhyme, audience interaction, humor, and heart. She is an Ohio teaching artist in a state-based collaborative initiative of the Kennedy Center for the Arts, a story artist with the Greater Columbus Arts Council and a Thurber House mentor for young authors. A recording artist with…

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Lyn Ford as Teller-in-Residence

A nationally recognized and award-winning fourth-generation storyteller, author and educator, Lyn Ford shares folktale adaptations, spooky tales, and original stories rooted in her family’s multicultural African American heritage. Ford’s “Home-Fried Tales” are seasoned with rhythm, rhyme, audience interaction, humor, and heart. She is an Ohio teaching artist in a state-based collaborative initiative of the Kennedy Center for the Arts, a story artist with the Greater Columbus Arts Council and a Thurber House mentor for young authors. A recording artist with…

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Lyn Ford as Teller-in-Residence

A nationally recognized and award-winning fourth-generation storyteller, author and educator, Lyn Ford shares folktale adaptations, spooky tales, and original stories rooted in her family’s multicultural African American heritage. Ford’s “Home-Fried Tales” are seasoned with rhythm, rhyme, audience interaction, humor, and heart. She is an Ohio teaching artist in a state-based collaborative initiative of the Kennedy Center for the Arts, a story artist with the Greater Columbus Arts Council and a Thurber House mentor for young authors. A recording artist with…

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Lyn Ford as Teller-in-Residence

A nationally recognized and award-winning fourth-generation storyteller, author and educator, Lyn Ford shares folktale adaptations, spooky tales, and original stories rooted in her family’s multicultural African American heritage. Ford’s “Home-Fried Tales” are seasoned with rhythm, rhyme, audience interaction, humor, and heart. She is an Ohio teaching artist in a state-based collaborative initiative of the Kennedy Center for the Arts, a story artist with the Greater Columbus Arts Council and a Thurber House mentor for young authors. A recording artist with…

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Lyn Ford as Teller-in-Residence

A nationally recognized and award-winning fourth-generation storyteller, author and educator, Lyn Ford shares folktale adaptations, spooky tales, and original stories rooted in her family’s multicultural African American heritage. Ford’s “Home-Fried Tales” are seasoned with rhythm, rhyme, audience interaction, humor, and heart. She is an Ohio teaching artist in a state-based collaborative initiative of the Kennedy Center for the Arts, a story artist with the Greater Columbus Arts Council and a Thurber House mentor for young authors. A recording artist with…

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Brews and Tunes

September 24 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 24, 2017

Main Street Brews & Tunes features live music, craft beers and food truck each Sunday evening on the plaza in front of the International Storytelling Center. Food & beer starts at 4 pm with live music starting at 5 pm. Bring a chair to ensure a seat and enjoy the show! Also check out Yoga in the Park featuring free yoga instruction each Sunday at 5 pm. Click here for more info and to see the schedule of music and…

Find out more »

Jonesborough Yarn Exchange

Each month, the cast of the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange performs a scripted, one-hour radio show featuring stories from the region, as well as local music. A great evening of comedy and drama, all with a local flair. Tickets are $5 for adults, $1 for children. Season Passes are available for $55. Seating is limited, and purchasing reserve seats is highly recommended. The shows are aired the last Wednesday of the month on public radio station WETS 89.5 FM and streamed…

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Susan O’Halloran as Teller-in-Residence

Susan O’Halloran is a story artist, writer, television personality and keynote speaker who has been covered by such media outlets as PBS, ABC Nightline, The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. Her stories focus on family, a sense of place, history, race relations and other social issues of today. O’Halloran has authored seven books and co-produced multicultural performances and internationally recognized films. She has taught seminars for over 40 years for clients that include Fortune 500 companies, universities, and…

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Susan O’Halloran as Teller-in-Residence

Susan O’Halloran is a story artist, writer, television personality and keynote speaker who has been covered by such media outlets as PBS, ABC Nightline, The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. Her stories focus on family, a sense of place, history, race relations and other social issues of today. O’Halloran has authored seven books and co-produced multicultural performances and internationally recognized films. She has taught seminars for over 40 years for clients that include Fortune 500 companies, universities, and…

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Susan O’Halloran as Teller-in-Residence

Susan O’Halloran is a story artist, writer, television personality and keynote speaker who has been covered by such media outlets as PBS, ABC Nightline, The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. Her stories focus on family, a sense of place, history, race relations and other social issues of today. O’Halloran has authored seven books and co-produced multicultural performances and internationally recognized films. She has taught seminars for over 40 years for clients that include Fortune 500 companies, universities, and…

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Susan O’Halloran as Teller-in-Residence

Susan O’Halloran is a story artist, writer, television personality and keynote speaker who has been covered by such media outlets as PBS, ABC Nightline, The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. Her stories focus on family, a sense of place, history, race relations and other social issues of today. O’Halloran has authored seven books and co-produced multicultural performances and internationally recognized films. She has taught seminars for over 40 years for clients that include Fortune 500 companies, universities, and…

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Susan O’Halloran as Teller-in-Residence

Susan O’Halloran is a story artist, writer, television personality and keynote speaker who has been covered by such media outlets as PBS, ABC Nightline, The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. Her stories focus on family, a sense of place, history, race relations and other social issues of today. O’Halloran has authored seven books and co-produced multicultural performances and internationally recognized films. She has taught seminars for over 40 years for clients that include Fortune 500 companies, universities, and…

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October 2017

Teller in Residence – Donald Davis

Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories, surrounded by a family of traditional storytellers who told him gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, and most importantly, nourishing, true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin. Featured at festivals throughout the U.S. and world, Davis is also known as a prolific author, producer of books and CDs, and a guest host for NPR’s Good Evening.…

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Teller in Residence – Donald Davis

Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories, surrounded by a family of traditional storytellers who told him gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, and most importantly, nourishing, true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin. Featured at festivals throughout the U.S. and world, Davis is also known as a prolific author, producer of books and CDs, and a guest host for NPR’s Good Evening.…

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Teller in Residence – Donald Davis

Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories, surrounded by a family of traditional storytellers who told him gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, and most importantly, nourishing, true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin. Featured at festivals throughout the U.S. and world, Davis is also known as a prolific author, producer of books and CDs, and a guest host for NPR’s Good Evening.…

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Teller in Residence – Donald Davis

Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories, surrounded by a family of traditional storytellers who told him gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, and most importantly, nourishing, true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin. Featured at festivals throughout the U.S. and world, Davis is also known as a prolific author, producer of books and CDs, and a guest host for NPR’s Good Evening.…

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Teller in Residence – Donald Davis

Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories, surrounded by a family of traditional storytellers who told him gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, and most importantly, nourishing, true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin. Featured at festivals throughout the U.S. and world, Davis is also known as a prolific author, producer of books and CDs, and a guest host for NPR’s Good Evening.…

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Teller in Residence – Donald Davis

Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories, surrounded by a family of traditional storytellers who told him gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, and most importantly, nourishing, true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin. Featured at festivals throughout the U.S. and world, Davis is also known as a prolific author, producer of books and CDs, and a guest host for NPR’s Good Evening.…

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Teller in Residence – Donald Davis

Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories, surrounded by a family of traditional storytellers who told him gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, and most importantly, nourishing, true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin. Featured at festivals throughout the U.S. and world, Davis is also known as a prolific author, producer of books and CDs, and a guest host for NPR’s Good Evening.…

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Teller in Residence – Donald Davis

Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories, surrounded by a family of traditional storytellers who told him gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, and most importantly, nourishing, true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin. Featured at festivals throughout the U.S. and world, Davis is also known as a prolific author, producer of books and CDs, and a guest host for NPR’s Good Evening.…

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Teller in Residence – Donald Davis

Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories, surrounded by a family of traditional storytellers who told him gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, and most importantly, nourishing, true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin. Featured at festivals throughout the U.S. and world, Davis is also known as a prolific author, producer of books and CDs, and a guest host for NPR’s Good Evening.…

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Kate Campbell as Teller-in-Residence

As the daughter of a Mississippi Baptist preacher, Kate Campbell’s formative years were spent in the very core of the civil rights movement of the ‘60s, and the indelible experiences of those years have shaped her heart, character, and convictions. Campbell’s endearing clear-water vocal delivery and easy command of a full range of American music styles have earned her critical acclaim, and her eloquent gift for storytelling has drawn repeated comparison to such bastions of the Southern writing tradition as…

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Kate Campbell as Teller-in-Residence

As the daughter of a Mississippi Baptist preacher, Kate Campbell’s formative years were spent in the very core of the civil rights movement of the ‘60s, and the indelible experiences of those years have shaped her heart, character, and convictions. Campbell’s endearing clear-water vocal delivery and easy command of a full range of American music styles have earned her critical acclaim, and her eloquent gift for storytelling has drawn repeated comparison to such bastions of the Southern writing tradition as…

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Kate Campbell as Teller-in-Residence

As the daughter of a Mississippi Baptist preacher, Kate Campbell’s formative years were spent in the very core of the civil rights movement of the ‘60s, and the indelible experiences of those years have shaped her heart, character, and convictions. Campbell’s endearing clear-water vocal delivery and easy command of a full range of American music styles have earned her critical acclaim, and her eloquent gift for storytelling has drawn repeated comparison to such bastions of the Southern writing tradition as…

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Kate Campbell as Teller-in-Residence

As the daughter of a Mississippi Baptist preacher, Kate Campbell’s formative years were spent in the very core of the civil rights movement of the ‘60s, and the indelible experiences of those years have shaped her heart, character, and convictions. Campbell’s endearing clear-water vocal delivery and easy command of a full range of American music styles have earned her critical acclaim, and her eloquent gift for storytelling has drawn repeated comparison to such bastions of the Southern writing tradition as…

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Kate Campbell as Teller-in-Residence

As the daughter of a Mississippi Baptist preacher, Kate Campbell’s formative years were spent in the very core of the civil rights movement of the ‘60s, and the indelible experiences of those years have shaped her heart, character, and convictions. Campbell’s endearing clear-water vocal delivery and easy command of a full range of American music styles have earned her critical acclaim, and her eloquent gift for storytelling has drawn repeated comparison to such bastions of the Southern writing tradition as…

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Kim Weitkamp as Teller-in-Residence

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 has eight audio collections and her material is played regularly on NPR affiliate stations and on SiriusXM Radio, and she has keynoted for some of Forbes most…

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Kim Weitkamp as Teller-in-Residence

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 has eight audio collections and her material is played regularly on NPR affiliate stations and on SiriusXM Radio, and she has keynoted for some of Forbes most…

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Kim Weitkamp as Teller-in-Residence

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 has eight audio collections and her material is played regularly on NPR affiliate stations and on SiriusXM Radio, and she has keynoted for some of Forbes most…

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Kim Weitkamp in Concert

Evening Concert Featuring Kim Weitkamp Thursday, October 19 • 7:30 p.m. “Don’t Make Me Come Back There” There’s romance, and then there’s middle school romance. Join Kim for a hilarious walk down memory lane, as she recalls early crushes, school assemblies, childhood vacations, and much more. 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,…

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Kim Weitkamp as Teller-in-Residence

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 has eight audio collections and her material is played regularly on NPR affiliate stations and on SiriusXM Radio, and she has keynoted for some of Forbes most…

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Fine Art in the Park

9th Annual Fine Art in the Park will take place in and around the International Storytelling Center. A carefully chosen group of artists, representing many types of fine art, will showcase their work for sale. Fine Art in the Park is a juried and judged event. For more information call Theresa Hammons at 423.753.0562.

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Kim Weitkamp as Teller-in-Residence

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 has eight audio collections and her material is played regularly on NPR affiliate stations and on SiriusXM Radio, and she has keynoted for some of Forbes most…

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Fine Art in the Park

9th Annual Fine Art in the Park will take place in and around the International Storytelling Center. A carefully chosen group of artists, representing many types of fine art, will showcase their work for sale. Fine Art in the Park is a juried and judged event. For more information call Theresa Hammons at 423.753.0562.

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Jonesborough Yarn Exchange

Each month, the cast of the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange performs a scripted, one-hour radio show featuring stories from the region, as well as local music. A great evening of comedy and drama, all with a local flair. Tickets are $5 for adults, $1 for children. Season Passes are available for $55. Seating is limited, and purchasing reserve seats is highly recommended. The shows are aired the last Wednesday of the month on public radio station WETS 89.5 FM and streamed…

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Antonio Rocha as Teller-in-Residence

Antonio Rocha, a native of Brazil, presents a unique fusion of verbal narrative and mime that he’s shared in sixteen countries across six continents. Featuring a tenor voice, realistic sound effects and exquisite moves, his repertoire includes stories of his homeland, age-appropriate folktales, exquisite mime illusions and some hilarious characters in outrageous situations. A former mime student of Tony Montanaro and Marcel Marceau, Rocha is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Most importantly . . .…

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Antonio Rocha as Teller-in-Residence

Antonio Rocha, a native of Brazil, presents a unique fusion of verbal narrative and mime that he’s shared in sixteen countries across six continents. Featuring a tenor voice, realistic sound effects and exquisite moves, his repertoire includes stories of his homeland, age-appropriate folktales, exquisite mime illusions and some hilarious characters in outrageous situations. A former mime student of Tony Montanaro and Marcel Marceau, Rocha is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Most importantly . . .…

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Antonio Rocha as Teller-in-Residence

Antonio Rocha, a native of Brazil, presents a unique fusion of verbal narrative and mime that he’s shared in sixteen countries across six continents. Featuring a tenor voice, realistic sound effects and exquisite moves, his repertoire includes stories of his homeland, age-appropriate folktales, exquisite mime illusions and some hilarious characters in outrageous situations. A former mime student of Tony Montanaro and Marcel Marceau, Rocha is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Most importantly . . .…

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Antonio Rocha as Teller-in-Residence

Antonio Rocha, a native of Brazil, presents a unique fusion of verbal narrative and mime that he’s shared in sixteen countries across six continents. Featuring a tenor voice, realistic sound effects and exquisite moves, his repertoire includes stories of his homeland, age-appropriate folktales, exquisite mime illusions and some hilarious characters in outrageous situations. A former mime student of Tony Montanaro and Marcel Marceau, Rocha is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Most importantly . . .…

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Antonio Rocha as Teller-in-Residence

Antonio Rocha, a native of Brazil, presents a unique fusion of verbal narrative and mime that he’s shared in sixteen countries across six continents. Featuring a tenor voice, realistic sound effects and exquisite moves, his repertoire includes stories of his homeland, age-appropriate folktales, exquisite mime illusions and some hilarious characters in outrageous situations. A former mime student of Tony Montanaro and Marcel Marceau, Rocha is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Most importantly . . .…

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November 2017

Jonesborough Yarn Exchange

Each month, the cast of the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange performs a scripted, one-hour radio show featuring stories from the region, as well as local music. A great evening of comedy and drama, all with a local flair. Tickets are $5 for adults, $1 for children. Season Passes are available for $55. Seating is limited, and purchasing reserve seats is highly recommended. The shows are aired the last Wednesday of the month on public radio station WETS 89.5 FM and streamed…

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