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Saturday, July 4th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.shonaleigh.com
    June 30-July 4
    Shonaleigh is a drut’syla (storyteller) from the Yiddish oral tradition. She has shared her work for the past 17 years across the United Kingdom, Europe and the U.S. She was the UK’s Deputy National Storytelling Laureate from 2010-12, has completed commissions for the British Library, the British Museum and Hay-on-Wye Literature Festival, and is a regular contributor to BBC arts programs. Her 2012 appointment to Artistic Director of Phrase Arts, where she helps promote storytelling within communities, has led to her work with the European Court of Human Rights. “Shonaleigh is in a class of her own!” – Festival at the Edge


    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
  • | NATL - National Holidays, July 4, America's Birthday, Patriotic
    - On this date in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress. Customarily celebrated across America with parades, festivals and fireworks.
     
           
  • - On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress.
     
           

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

  • | All Day | NATL - Public Interest
    - Annually July 7th is a special time in the summer for fathers and daughters of all ages to spend time together in the beautiful weather.
     
           

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

  • | 12:00pm - 1:30pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Facebook, Social Media, KOSBE, Kingsport Chamber, Beyond Engagement
    - Did you know that the average Facebook post’s organic reach is ONLY about six percent? You can do better than that!

    This training will focus on strategies, tools, and tips for engaging with your online audiences and gaining prospects. We will also discuss the Facebook PowerEditor tool, which allows businesses to create ads based on demographics, workplaces, buying behaviors, and interests.

    Lunch will be provided.

    Speaker(s): M. Valentina Escobar-Gonzalez, MBA, Founder of Beyond Engagement—Social Media Solutions

    Co-Sponsor(s): KOSBE, Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, SBDC at ETSU Kingsport Affiliate Office, Beyond Engagement - Social Media Solutions

    The cooperative agreement between KOSBE and East Tennessee State University is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Additional funding is provided by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the state of Tennessee.


    Fee: Free

    Please pre-register at http://bit.ly/FB7915
    Kingsport Chamber of Commerce
    400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100 Kingsport TN 37660
    Dana Glenn 423.392.8825 dglenn@kingsportchamber.org
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - July 6-12, 2015

    The 2015 U.S Women's Open will be held at Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, PA.
     
           

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

  • | 10:30am - 11:15am | Kids, Storytelling
    - http://www.wonldypaye.com
    Won-Ldy Paye is from the northeastern rice farming region of Liberia. He is a member of the Tlo Ker Mehn, the class of professional entertainers who are keepers of the oral tradition. Growing up in the rice field, Paye was trained by his grandmother to remember and retell the stories of the Dan people. Paye came to the U.S. in 1983 and is now known as a renowned Liberian artist and performer, an award-winning children’s book author, and an unofficial ambassador for the Liberian culture. He has appeared across the U.S. and abroad, with performances that include his native dance and instruments. “Won-Ldy combines his grandmother’s griot training with his father’s drumming to engage audiences in what he calls simply play.” – Margaret Read MacDonald, author and storyteller
    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.leppstorytelling.com
    July 14-18
    Bil Lepp is an internationally-known storyteller, author, and recording artist whose style has been described as a satisfying blend of Bob Newhart and Jeff Foxworthy. A five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest, his outrageous tall-tales and witty stories are a signature of his repertoire. Lepp has been featured at venues across the nation, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and a recent appearance for Comedy Central. He is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award, and his picture book, The King of Little Things, won a Parent’s Choice Gold Award and the PEN/Steven Kroll Award for Picture Book Writing. “When [he] wraps up his story in one more burst of implausibility, the audience leaps to its feet, cheering.” – The Dallas Morning News
    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
  • | All Day | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - 86th MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park, 7:30 p.m. ET
     
           

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.leppstorytelling.com
    July 14-18
    Bil Lepp is an internationally-known storyteller, author, and recording artist whose style has been described as a satisfying blend of Bob Newhart and Jeff Foxworthy. A five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest, his outrageous tall-tales and witty stories are a signature of his repertoire. Lepp has been featured at venues across the nation, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and a recent appearance for Comedy Central. He is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award, and his picture book, The King of Little Things, won a Parent’s Choice Gold Award and the PEN/Steven Kroll Award for Picture Book Writing. “When [he] wraps up his story in one more burst of implausibility, the audience leaps to its feet, cheering.” – The Dallas Morning News
    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 9:24 PM EDT
     
           

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.leppstorytelling.com
    July 14-18
    Bil Lepp is an internationally-known storyteller, author, and recording artist whose style has been described as a satisfying blend of Bob Newhart and Jeff Foxworthy. A five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest, his outrageous tall-tales and witty stories are a signature of his repertoire. Lepp has been featured at venues across the nation, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and a recent appearance for Comedy Central. He is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award, and his picture book, The King of Little Things, won a Parent’s Choice Gold Award and the PEN/Steven Kroll Award for Picture Book Writing. “When [he] wraps up his story in one more burst of implausibility, the audience leaps to its feet, cheering.” – The Dallas Morning News
    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.leppstorytelling.com
    July 14-18
    Bil Lepp is an internationally-known storyteller, author, and recording artist whose style has been described as a satisfying blend of Bob Newhart and Jeff Foxworthy. A five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest, his outrageous tall-tales and witty stories are a signature of his repertoire. Lepp has been featured at venues across the nation, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and a recent appearance for Comedy Central. He is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award, and his picture book, The King of Little Things, won a Parent’s Choice Gold Award and the PEN/Steven Kroll Award for Picture Book Writing. “When [he] wraps up his story in one more burst of implausibility, the audience leaps to its feet, cheering.” – The Dallas Morning News
    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
  • | All Day | NATL - Historical
    - On July 16, 1969 Apollo 11's launch resulted in man's first moon landing, the first landing on any extraterrestrial body.
     
           

Friday, July 17th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.leppstorytelling.com
    July 14-18
    Bil Lepp is an internationally-known storyteller, author, and recording artist whose style has been described as a satisfying blend of Bob Newhart and Jeff Foxworthy. A five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest, his outrageous tall-tales and witty stories are a signature of his repertoire. Lepp has been featured at venues across the nation, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and a recent appearance for Comedy Central. He is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award, and his picture book, The King of Little Things, won a Parent’s Choice Gold Award and the PEN/Steven Kroll Award for Picture Book Writing. “When [he] wraps up his story in one more burst of implausibility, the audience leaps to its feet, cheering.” – The Dallas Morning News
    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.leppstorytelling.com
    July 14-18
    Bil Lepp is an internationally-known storyteller, author, and recording artist whose style has been described as a satisfying blend of Bob Newhart and Jeff Foxworthy. A five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest, his outrageous tall-tales and witty stories are a signature of his repertoire. Lepp has been featured at venues across the nation, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and a recent appearance for Comedy Central. He is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award, and his picture book, The King of Little Things, won a Parent’s Choice Gold Award and the PEN/Steven Kroll Award for Picture Book Writing. “When [he] wraps up his story in one more burst of implausibility, the audience leaps to its feet, cheering.” – The Dallas Morning News
    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

  • | All Day | NATL - Seasonal
    - To promote America's favorite dessert, ice cream, on "Sundae Sunday". Annually, the third Sunday in July.
     
           

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.soaringstories.com
    July 21-25
    Regi Carpenter’s tales celebrate the glorious and gut-wrenching lives of four generations of Carpenters raised on the Saint Lawrence River. Tales of underwater tea parties, drowning lessons and drives to the dump give voice to multi-generations of family life in a small river town with an undercurrent. Carpenter is a recipient of the J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Award, a Leonard Bernstein Teaching Fellowship Award, and the Parent’s Choice Gold Award. “I am thoroughly charmed by how seamlessly she weaves the threads of genuine reflection, baby boomer sensibilities and whimsical song. In a word, captivating.” – Director, Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival


    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
  • | 5:30pm - 6:30pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, HMG, Holston Medical Group, Health, Tuesday Talks
    - Join HMG on Tuesday, July 21st for our monthly Tuesday Talks! These seminars are FREE and include a Q&A. Dr. Emily Campbell, who is passionate about fitness and nutrition, will be discussing the effect that sugar has on your health.
    HMG Medical Plaza Building-2nd Floor Conference Room
    105 W. Stone Drive Kingsport TN 37660
    Caroline Jones 423.378.7664 caroline.jones@myhmg.com

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, KOSBE, Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, Charles J. Clarke III
    - The premise of the Bulls, Owls, Lambs, and Tigers®: Personality Selling and Personality Marketing™ is that we are all in sales, but if we always sell the way we would like to be sold to, we could be losing 50-75% of our potential sales. Animals are used to identify the four basic personalities - bulls, owls, lambs, and tigers. The seminar will include self-testing, 11 steps to identify a person's personality within the first minute of meeting them, and specific closing methodologies for each personality.

    The class fee includes a signed copy of instructor Charles J. Clarke III's newest book - Lies and Myths We Have Been Taught in Selling: How to Double Your Sales Immediately and Not Torture Your Buyers.

    Speaker(s): Charles J. Clarke III

    Co-Sponsor(s): KOSBE, Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, SBDC at ETSU Kingsport Affiliate Office, Charles J. Clarke III


    Fee: $ 99.00

    Pre-payment is required. Please call (423) 392-8825 to pre-register and pre-pay. Book is included in cost of class.

    Phone: 423-392-8825
    Kingsport Chamber of Commerce
    400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100 Kingsport TN 37660
    Dana Glenn 423.392.8825 dglenn@kingsportchamber.org
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.soaringstories.com
    July 21-25
    Regi Carpenter’s tales celebrate the glorious and gut-wrenching lives of four generations of Carpenters raised on the Saint Lawrence River. Tales of underwater tea parties, drowning lessons and drives to the dump give voice to multi-generations of family life in a small river town with an undercurrent. Carpenter is a recipient of the J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Award, a Leonard Bernstein Teaching Fellowship Award, and the Parent’s Choice Gold Award. “I am thoroughly charmed by how seamlessly she weaves the threads of genuine reflection, baby boomer sensibilities and whimsical song. In a word, captivating.” – Director, Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival


    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

  • | 9:00am - 11:00am | Health Seminars and Screenings, Storytelling
    - http://www.soaringstories.com
    Regi Carpenter’s tales celebrate the glorious and gut-wrenching lives of four generations of Carpenters raised on the Saint Lawrence River. Tales of underwater tea parties, drowning lessons and drives to the dump give voice to multi-generations of family life in a small river town with an undercurrent. Carpenter is a recipient of the J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Award, a Leonard Bernstein Teaching Fellowship Award, and the Parent’s Choice Gold Award. “I am thoroughly charmed by how seamlessly she weaves the threads of genuine reflection, baby boomer sensibilities and whimsical song. In a word, captivating.” – Director, Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival


    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.soaringstories.com
    July 21-25
    Regi Carpenter’s tales celebrate the glorious and gut-wrenching lives of four generations of Carpenters raised on the Saint Lawrence River. Tales of underwater tea parties, drowning lessons and drives to the dump give voice to multi-generations of family life in a small river town with an undercurrent. Carpenter is a recipient of the J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Award, a Leonard Bernstein Teaching Fellowship Award, and the Parent’s Choice Gold Award. “I am thoroughly charmed by how seamlessly she weaves the threads of genuine reflection, baby boomer sensibilities and whimsical song. In a word, captivating.” – Director, Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival


    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Friday, July 24th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.soaringstories.com
    July 21-25
    Regi Carpenter’s tales celebrate the glorious and gut-wrenching lives of four generations of Carpenters raised on the Saint Lawrence River. Tales of underwater tea parties, drowning lessons and drives to the dump give voice to multi-generations of family life in a small river town with an undercurrent. Carpenter is a recipient of the J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Award, a Leonard Bernstein Teaching Fellowship Award, and the Parent’s Choice Gold Award. “I am thoroughly charmed by how seamlessly she weaves the threads of genuine reflection, baby boomer sensibilities and whimsical song. In a word, captivating.” – Director, Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival


    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.soaringstories.com
    July 21-25
    Regi Carpenter’s tales celebrate the glorious and gut-wrenching lives of four generations of Carpenters raised on the Saint Lawrence River. Tales of underwater tea parties, drowning lessons and drives to the dump give voice to multi-generations of family life in a small river town with an undercurrent. Carpenter is a recipient of the J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Award, a Leonard Bernstein Teaching Fellowship Award, and the Parent’s Choice Gold Award. “I am thoroughly charmed by how seamlessly she weaves the threads of genuine reflection, baby boomer sensibilities and whimsical song. In a word, captivating.” – Director, Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival


    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.meganwells.com
    July 28-August 1
    Megan Wells’ telling is passionate, soulful, and warm with humor. A master of the literary tale as well as a long form myth teller, Wells is known for her delicious timing, character portrayals and the theatrical sensitivity she brings to her work. Wells tours her one-woman shows, including Dracula, Psyche and Eros, and historical re-enactments of famous women. Wells has performed as a guest artist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. “In a world longing for poetry, myth and passionate storytelling, it is a joy to behold work in which all three are present. Megan’s soulful storytelling breathes new life into ancient stories and embodies the revitalizing power of live theatre.” – Phil Cousineau, author, The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on his Life and Work



    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.meganwells.com
    July 28-August 1
    Megan Wells’ telling is passionate, soulful, and warm with humor. A master of the literary tale as well as a long form myth teller, Wells is known for her delicious timing, character portrayals and the theatrical sensitivity she brings to her work. Wells tours her one-woman shows, including Dracula, Psyche and Eros, and historical re-enactments of famous women. Wells has performed as a guest artist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. “In a world longing for poetry, myth and passionate storytelling, it is a joy to behold work in which all three are present. Megan’s soulful storytelling breathes new life into ancient stories and embodies the revitalizing power of live theatre.” – Phil Cousineau, author, The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on his Life and Work



    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.meganwells.com
    July 28-August 1
    Megan Wells’ telling is passionate, soulful, and warm with humor. A master of the literary tale as well as a long form myth teller, Wells is known for her delicious timing, character portrayals and the theatrical sensitivity she brings to her work. Wells tours her one-woman shows, including Dracula, Psyche and Eros, and historical re-enactments of famous women. Wells has performed as a guest artist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. “In a world longing for poetry, myth and passionate storytelling, it is a joy to behold work in which all three are present. Megan’s soulful storytelling breathes new life into ancient stories and embodies the revitalizing power of live theatre.” – Phil Cousineau, author, The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on his Life and Work



    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Friday, July 31st, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.meganwells.com
    July 28-August 1
    Megan Wells’ telling is passionate, soulful, and warm with humor. A master of the literary tale as well as a long form myth teller, Wells is known for her delicious timing, character portrayals and the theatrical sensitivity she brings to her work. Wells tours her one-woman shows, including Dracula, Psyche and Eros, and historical re-enactments of famous women. Wells has performed as a guest artist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. “In a world longing for poetry, myth and passionate storytelling, it is a joy to behold work in which all three are present. Megan’s soulful storytelling breathes new life into ancient stories and embodies the revitalizing power of live theatre.” – Phil Cousineau, author, The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on his Life and Work



    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.meganwells.com
    July 28-August 1
    Megan Wells’ telling is passionate, soulful, and warm with humor. A master of the literary tale as well as a long form myth teller, Wells is known for her delicious timing, character portrayals and the theatrical sensitivity she brings to her work. Wells tours her one-woman shows, including Dracula, Psyche and Eros, and historical re-enactments of famous women. Wells has performed as a guest artist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. “In a world longing for poetry, myth and passionate storytelling, it is a joy to behold work in which all three are present. Megan’s soulful storytelling breathes new life into ancient stories and embodies the revitalizing power of live theatre.” – Phil Cousineau, author, The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on his Life and Work



    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.angelalloyd.com
    August 4-8
    Angela Lloyd, one of the most unique performers on the national storytelling circuit today, is a matchmaker of spoken word and music. A one-woman band on washboard, along with autoharp, ukulele, and bells, her performances are a whimsical braid of poetry, story, and song. Lloyd’s repertoire comes from a variety of sources including world folktales, the oral tradition, original works based on personal experience, and the best in children’s literature, all of which showcase her unique style and impeccable timing. Lloyd has traveled a million miles across the country, appearing regularly at storytelling venues and reconnecting children with their families, elders and teachers. She is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Divine foolishness.” – Durham Morning Herald

    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.angelalloyd.com
    August 4-8
    Angela Lloyd, one of the most unique performers on the national storytelling circuit today, is a matchmaker of spoken word and music. A one-woman band on washboard, along with autoharp, ukulele, and bells, her performances are a whimsical braid of poetry, story, and song. Lloyd’s repertoire comes from a variety of sources including world folktales, the oral tradition, original works based on personal experience, and the best in children’s literature, all of which showcase her unique style and impeccable timing. Lloyd has traveled a million miles across the country, appearing regularly at storytelling venues and reconnecting children with their families, elders and teachers. She is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Divine foolishness.” – Durham Morning Herald

    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.angelalloyd.com
    August 4-8
    Angela Lloyd, one of the most unique performers on the national storytelling circuit today, is a matchmaker of spoken word and music. A one-woman band on washboard, along with autoharp, ukulele, and bells, her performances are a whimsical braid of poetry, story, and song. Lloyd’s repertoire comes from a variety of sources including world folktales, the oral tradition, original works based on personal experience, and the best in children’s literature, all of which showcase her unique style and impeccable timing. Lloyd has traveled a million miles across the country, appearing regularly at storytelling venues and reconnecting children with their families, elders and teachers. She is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Divine foolishness.” – Durham Morning Herald

    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Friday, August 7th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.angelalloyd.com
    August 4-8
    Angela Lloyd, one of the most unique performers on the national storytelling circuit today, is a matchmaker of spoken word and music. A one-woman band on washboard, along with autoharp, ukulele, and bells, her performances are a whimsical braid of poetry, story, and song. Lloyd’s repertoire comes from a variety of sources including world folktales, the oral tradition, original works based on personal experience, and the best in children’s literature, all of which showcase her unique style and impeccable timing. Lloyd has traveled a million miles across the country, appearing regularly at storytelling venues and reconnecting children with their families, elders and teachers. She is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Divine foolishness.” – Durham Morning Herald

    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

  • | 10:30am - 11:15am | Kids, Storytelling
    - http://www.angelalloyd.com
    Angela Lloyd, one of the most unique performers on the national storytelling circuit today, is a matchmaker of spoken word and music. A one-woman band on washboard, along with autoharp, ukulele, and bells, her performances are a whimsical braid of poetry, story, and song. Lloyd’s repertoire comes from a variety of sources including world folktales, the oral tradition, original works based on personal experience, and the best in children’s literature, all of which showcase her unique style and impeccable timing. Lloyd has traveled a million miles across the country, appearing regularly at storytelling venues and reconnecting children with their families, elders and teachers. She is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Divine foolishness.” – Durham Morning Herald

    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.angelalloyd.com
    August 4-8
    Angela Lloyd, one of the most unique performers on the national storytelling circuit today, is a matchmaker of spoken word and music. A one-woman band on washboard, along with autoharp, ukulele, and bells, her performances are a whimsical braid of poetry, story, and song. Lloyd’s repertoire comes from a variety of sources including world folktales, the oral tradition, original works based on personal experience, and the best in children’s literature, all of which showcase her unique style and impeccable timing. Lloyd has traveled a million miles across the country, appearing regularly at storytelling venues and reconnecting children with their families, elders and teachers. She is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Divine foolishness.” – Durham Morning Herald

    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.kimweitkamp.com
    August 11-15
    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. She’s also worked on and created successful peace initiatives including the Peace by Piece project, a collaboration with the Taubman Museum of Arts. “Kim studs her storytelling performances with bits of musical Americana that match the sweet and gentle tones of her narrative.” – The Oregonian
    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.kimweitkamp.com
    August 11-15
    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. She’s also worked on and created successful peace initiatives including the Peace by Piece project, a collaboration with the Taubman Museum of Arts. “Kim studs her storytelling performances with bits of musical Americana that match the sweet and gentle tones of her narrative.” – The Oregonian
    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.kimweitkamp.com
    August 11-15
    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. She’s also worked on and created successful peace initiatives including the Peace by Piece project, a collaboration with the Taubman Museum of Arts. “Kim studs her storytelling performances with bits of musical Americana that match the sweet and gentle tones of her narrative.” – The Oregonian
    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.kimweitkamp.com
    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. She’s also worked on and created successful peace initiatives including the Peace by Piece project, a collaboration with the Taubman Museum of Arts. “Kim studs her storytelling performances with bits of musical Americana that match the sweet and gentle tones of her narrative.” – The Oregonian
    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Friday, August 14th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.kimweitkamp.com
    August 11-15
    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. She’s also worked on and created successful peace initiatives including the Peace by Piece project, a collaboration with the Taubman Museum of Arts. “Kim studs her storytelling performances with bits of musical Americana that match the sweet and gentle tones of her narrative.” – The Oregonian
    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.kimweitkamp.com
    August 11-15
    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. She’s also worked on and created successful peace initiatives including the Peace by Piece project, a collaboration with the Taubman Museum of Arts. “Kim studs her storytelling performances with bits of musical Americana that match the sweet and gentle tones of her narrative.” – The Oregonian
    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.davidholt.com
    August 18-22
    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. Holt plays ten acoustic instruments, including banjo, slide guitar, harmonica, bones, spoons and jaw harp, has released numerous recordings of traditional mountain music and southern folktales, and is well known for his work in multiple television and radio series. He was a musician in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? The U.S. State Department has sponsored Holt’s performances as a musical ambassador to such diverse lands as Nepal, Thailand, South America and Africa. Holt is an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient. “The best minstrel-storyteller is David Holt.” – Vogue

    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.davidholt.com
    August 18-22
    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. Holt plays ten acoustic instruments, including banjo, slide guitar, harmonica, bones, spoons and jaw harp, has released numerous recordings of traditional mountain music and southern folktales, and is well known for his work in multiple television and radio series. He was a musician in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? The U.S. State Department has sponsored Holt’s performances as a musical ambassador to such diverse lands as Nepal, Thailand, South America and Africa. Holt is an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient. “The best minstrel-storyteller is David Holt.” – Vogue

    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.davidholt.com
    August 18-22
    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. Holt plays ten acoustic instruments, including banjo, slide guitar, harmonica, bones, spoons and jaw harp, has released numerous recordings of traditional mountain music and southern folktales, and is well known for his work in multiple television and radio series. He was a musician in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? The U.S. State Department has sponsored Holt’s performances as a musical ambassador to such diverse lands as Nepal, Thailand, South America and Africa. Holt is an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient. “The best minstrel-storyteller is David Holt.” – Vogue

    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.davidholt.com
    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. Holt plays ten acoustic instruments, including banjo, slide guitar, harmonica, bones, spoons and jaw harp, has released numerous recordings of traditional mountain music and southern folktales, and is well known for his work in multiple television and radio series. He was a musician in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? The U.S. State Department has sponsored Holt’s performances as a musical ambassador to such diverse lands as Nepal, Thailand, South America and Africa. Holt is an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient. “The best minstrel-storyteller is David Holt.” – Vogue

    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Friday, August 21st, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.davidholt.com
    August 18-22
    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. Holt plays ten acoustic instruments, including banjo, slide guitar, harmonica, bones, spoons and jaw harp, has released numerous recordings of traditional mountain music and southern folktales, and is well known for his work in multiple television and radio series. He was a musician in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? The U.S. State Department has sponsored Holt’s performances as a musical ambassador to such diverse lands as Nepal, Thailand, South America and Africa. Holt is an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient. “The best minstrel-storyteller is David Holt.” – Vogue

    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.davidholt.com
    August 18-22
    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. Holt plays ten acoustic instruments, including banjo, slide guitar, harmonica, bones, spoons and jaw harp, has released numerous recordings of traditional mountain music and southern folktales, and is well known for his work in multiple television and radio series. He was a musician in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? The U.S. State Department has sponsored Holt’s performances as a musical ambassador to such diverse lands as Nepal, Thailand, South America and Africa. Holt is an NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient. “The best minstrel-storyteller is David Holt.” – Vogue

    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.oddsbodkin.net
    August 25-29
    Odds Bodkin is a master storyteller, author, creative musician and educator who has shared his work world-wide, from the White House to Bangkok. Known for his renditions of epic tales, he has a large repertoire of folk tales from cultures around the world, Greek Myths, and American and New England folklore, flavored by accompaniment on guitar, Celtic harp, African thumb piano and more. Bodkin has won numerous awards for his recordings including the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, the Storytelling World Award, and the Dove Foundation Award. “A consummate storyteller.” – New York Times
    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    - http://www.oddsbodkin.net
    August 25-29
    Odds Bodkin is a master storyteller, author, creative musician and educator who has shared his work world-wide, from the White House to Bangkok. Known for his renditions of epic tales, he has a large repertoire of folk tales from cultures around the world, Greek Myths, and American and New England folklore, flavored by accompaniment on guitar, Celtic harp, African thumb piano and more. Bodkin has won numerous awards for his recordings including the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, the Storytelling World Award, and the Dove Foundation Award. “A consummate storyteller.” – New York Times
    International Storytelling Center
    110 W Main St Jonesborough TN 37659
    International Storytelling Center 423.913.1276 customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

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