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International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659, USA

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October 2019

Linda Gorham – Storytelling LIVE!

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Storyteller, speaker and workshop leader, Linda Gorham’s performances are filled with surprising twists and unconventional humor. For the past 25 years she has engaged audiences with poignant and humorous family stories; interactive folktales, distinctive myths and notably twisted fairy tales; and riveting, well-researched historical stories. An award-winning recording artist, Gorham has performed internationally, including tours in Greece, South Africa, and Egypt. “Linda can rivet people of all walks of life with tales from all over the world. To some, Gorham…

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Juried Art Exhibit Juror Lecture 2019

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture is at ISC and is open to the public. There is no charge. Reception and presentation of awards to follow at the McKinney Center at 7 pm.

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Young Appalachian Story Summit

October 19 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Linda Gorham – Storytelling LIVE!

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Storyteller, speaker and workshop leader, Linda Gorham’s performances are filled with surprising twists and unconventional humor. For the past 25 years she has engaged audiences with poignant and humorous family stories; interactive folktales, distinctive myths and notably twisted fairy tales; and riveting, well-researched historical stories. An award-winning recording artist, Gorham has performed internationally, including tours in Greece, South Africa, and Egypt. “Linda can rivet people of all walks of life with tales from all over the world. To some, Gorham…

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Laura Simms – Storytelling LIVE!

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Called “riveting” by the New York Times, and “luminous” by The Soho Theater in London, Laura Simms is an award-winning storyteller who performs, teaches and conducts story projects worldwide. Simms combines ancient myth with her own true-life narrative, which she has performed at venues including the Lincoln Center, the Belfast International Theater Festival and the historic Town Hall theater in New York. Laura is the artistic director of the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Series in New York’s Central Park and…

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Laura Simms – Storytelling LIVE!

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Called “riveting” by the New York Times, and “luminous” by The Soho Theater in London, Laura Simms is an award-winning storyteller who performs, teaches and conducts story projects worldwide. Simms combines ancient myth with her own true-life narrative, which she has performed at venues including the Lincoln Center, the Belfast International Theater Festival and the historic Town Hall theater in New York. Laura is the artistic director of the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Series in New York’s Central Park and…

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Laura Simms – Storytelling LIVE!

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Called “riveting” by the New York Times, and “luminous” by The Soho Theater in London, Laura Simms is an award-winning storyteller who performs, teaches and conducts story projects worldwide. Simms combines ancient myth with her own true-life narrative, which she has performed at venues including the Lincoln Center, the Belfast International Theater Festival and the historic Town Hall theater in New York. Laura is the artistic director of the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Series in New York’s Central Park and…

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Laura Simms – Storytelling LIVE!

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Called “riveting” by the New York Times, and “luminous” by The Soho Theater in London, Laura Simms is an award-winning storyteller who performs, teaches and conducts story projects worldwide. Simms combines ancient myth with her own true-life narrative, which she has performed at venues including the Lincoln Center, the Belfast International Theater Festival and the historic Town Hall theater in New York. Laura is the artistic director of the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Series in New York’s Central Park and…

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Laura Simms – Storytelling LIVE!

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Called “riveting” by the New York Times, and “luminous” by The Soho Theater in London, Laura Simms is an award-winning storyteller who performs, teaches and conducts story projects worldwide. Simms combines ancient myth with her own true-life narrative, which she has performed at venues including the Lincoln Center, the Belfast International Theater Festival and the historic Town Hall theater in New York. Laura is the artistic director of the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Series in New York’s Central Park and…

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2019 Brews & Boos

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The 5th Annual Brews and Boos will be hosted in Downtown Jonesborough on Saturday, October 26 from 8 to 10 p.m. in Jimmy Neil Smith Park, behind the International Storytelling Center. This event is an extension of the popular Main Street Brews and Tunes series with a slight spooky twist dedicated to Halloween. The event will include ghost stories sure to provide chills and suspense with each spooky tale. Main Street Café & Catering will be serving selections of seasonal…

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Yarn Exchange Radio Show: Survival and Redemption

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The award-winning Jonesborough Yarn Exchange production, A Night with the Yarn Exchange, is a monthly, story-based old-time radio performance at the International Storytelling Center. The production is broadcast on the local public radio station 89.5 FM and streamed online. These productions celebrate the culture, history, and stories of the people of Jonesborough and the Southern Appalachian Region. Since 2011, the show has been performed by a multi-cultural cast of local actors, storytellers, and musicians, creating an audio patchwork quilt of…

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November 2019

John McCutcheon – Concert

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday, November 14 ∙ 7:30 pm ∙ $20Renaissance ManIncredible instrumentalist, powerful singersongwriter, storyteller, activist, and author, John McCutcheon is an award-winning recording artist with a storytelling style compared to Will Rogers and Garrison Keillor. Hailed as “one of our country’s best songwriters” by Pete Seeger and the “most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard” by Johnny Cash, few people communicate with the versatility, charm, wit or pure talent of McCutcheon, who is a recipient of seven Grammy nominations. He is a…

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Hiroya Tsukamoto – Concert

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, November 23 · 2pm · $20"Songs and Stories from Japan"A celebrated guitarist, singer, songwriter, and storyteller originally from Kyoto, Japan, Hiroya Tsukamoto has performed his unique combination of music and stories across the U.S. and abroad. “Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey.” – Boston Herald

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December 2019

The Uncalled for Trio

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Thursday – Saturday, December 5-7 · 2 pm · $20 The Uncalled for Trio is back with a brand new set of holiday stories and songs. A longstanding ISC tradition good for hours of family fun! Refreshments follow the show. Reservations strongly recommended.

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The Uncalled for Trio

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday – Saturday, December 5-7 · 7:30 pm · $20 The Uncalled for Trio is back with a brand new set of holiday stories and songs. A longstanding ISC tradition good for hours of family fun! Refreshments follow the show. Reservations strongly recommended.

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The Uncalled for Trio

December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Thursday – Saturday, December 5-7 · 2 pm · $20 The Uncalled for Trio is back with a brand new set of holiday stories and songs. A longstanding ISC tradition good for hours of family fun! Refreshments follow the show. Reservations strongly recommended.

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The Uncalled for Trio

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday – Saturday, December 5-7 · 7:30 pm · $20 The Uncalled for Trio is back with a brand new set of holiday stories and songs. A longstanding ISC tradition good for hours of family fun! Refreshments follow the show. Reservations strongly recommended.

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The Uncalled for Trio

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Thursday – Saturday, December 5-7 · 2 pm · $20 The Uncalled for Trio is back with a brand new set of holiday stories and songs. A longstanding ISC tradition good for hours of family fun! Refreshments follow the show. Reservations strongly recommended.

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The Uncalled for Trio

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday – Saturday, December 5-7 · 7:30 pm · $20 The Uncalled for Trio is back with a brand new set of holiday stories and songs. A longstanding ISC tradition good for hours of family fun! Refreshments follow the show. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Tim Lowry – Holiday Concert

December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas CarolFriday, December 13 · 2 pm and 7:30 pm · $20For a truly special holiday outing, see Storyteller Tim Lowry in his renowned one-man show, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Dressed in Victorian costume, Lowry invokes the spirit of Mr. Dickens with his quick wit, rapid-fire delivery, and flair for the dramatic. The Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future along with Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim will return to the stage for these memorable performances,…

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Tim Lowry – Holiday Concert

December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas CarolFriday, December 13 · 2 pm and 7:30 pm · $20For a truly special holiday outing, see Storyteller Tim Lowry in his renowned one-man show, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Dressed in Victorian costume, Lowry invokes the spirit of Mr. Dickens with his quick wit, rapid-fire delivery, and flair for the dramatic. The Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future along with Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim will return to the stage for these memorable performances,…

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