International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough

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  • My wife and I went to the Smithsonian International Storytelling Festival some time ago (but the preselected dates only go back a year), but it was memorable, with a great lineup of story tellers from...  more »
  • Don't deny yourself a weekend of listening to some of the best story tellers in the world. You are never to old to hear a good story and you will be amazed how these artists can paint a picture with w...  more »
  • This is a must see attraction. If you can catch an intimate "Teller in Resident" event you will see up close and personally the beauty and magic of storytelling. The tellers will meet you after the pr...  more »
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  • Enjoyed the presentations very much. Get to the tent you want early. They fill up quickly. Hearing impaired can sit in front 2 rows but we had no trouble hearing, even in the back.
  • The location of the Annual Storytelling festival is the oldest town in Tennessee. History-rich, with an abundance of local shops (coffee, fresh produce, etc.), the people were extremely friendly to out-of-town visitors. Books to borrow on almost any aspect of storytelling are available in the Center, and the gift shop is wonderful. Looking forward to attending the festival October 5-7, 2018. From the website: On a warm October weekend in 1973 in historic Jonesborough, the first National Storytelling Festival was held. Hay bales and wagons were the stages, and audience and tellers together didn’t number more than 60. It was tiny, but something happened that weekend that forever changed our culture, this traditional art form, and the little Tennessee town.
  • Awesome. I recommend visiting any time you are in Jonesborough. We were at the Yarn Exchange taping of Afrilacia.
  • This is an excellent space dedicated to featuring storytelling performances. Everything from personal stories to folk and fairy tales may be told on their stage. The theater there is a great performance space, and there is not a bad seat in the house!
  • I was sick during the Storytelling Festival and unfortunately missed a majority of the festival last year. I look forward to attending next year and actually spending time listing to stories instead of in the hotel room.
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