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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

  • Jay O'Callahan as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Jay O'Callahan as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.ocallahan.com
    May 5-9
    Jay O’Callahan takes a bare stage and single-handedly transforms it into a dynamic and sensitive world filled with compelling characters. His solo performances at Abbey Theatre in Dublin, the National Theatre Complex in London, the Olympics, Lincoln Center, Boston Symphony Orchestra and other theaters throughout the world have been heralded by the media, including The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly. His CDs and videos have won numerous awards including the ALA/Carnegie, Birmingham International Educational Film Festival, Indie, and Parents’ Choice awards. O’Callahan is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards.
    “A man of elegance, wit and poetry.” – Time Magazine


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

  • Jay O'Callahan as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Jay O'Callahan as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.ocallahan.com
    May 5-9
    Jay O’Callahan takes a bare stage and single-handedly transforms it into a dynamic and sensitive world filled with compelling characters. His solo performances at Abbey Theatre in Dublin, the National Theatre Complex in London, the Olympics, Lincoln Center, Boston Symphony Orchestra and other theaters throughout the world have been heralded by the media, including The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly. His CDs and videos have won numerous awards including the ALA/Carnegie, Birmingham International Educational Film Festival, Indie, and Parents’ Choice awards. O’Callahan is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards.
    “A man of elegance, wit and poetry.” – Time Magazine


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

  • Jay O'Callahan as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Jay O'Callahan as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.ocallahan.com
    May 5-9
    Jay O’Callahan takes a bare stage and single-handedly transforms it into a dynamic and sensitive world filled with compelling characters. His solo performances at Abbey Theatre in Dublin, the National Theatre Complex in London, the Olympics, Lincoln Center, Boston Symphony Orchestra and other theaters throughout the world have been heralded by the media, including The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly. His CDs and videos have won numerous awards including the ALA/Carnegie, Birmingham International Educational Film Festival, Indie, and Parents’ Choice awards. O’Callahan is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards.
    “A man of elegance, wit and poetry.” – Time Magazine


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Friday, May 8th, 2015

  • Jay O'Callahan as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Jay O'Callahan as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.ocallahan.com
    May 5-9
    Jay O’Callahan takes a bare stage and single-handedly transforms it into a dynamic and sensitive world filled with compelling characters. His solo performances at Abbey Theatre in Dublin, the National Theatre Complex in London, the Olympics, Lincoln Center, Boston Symphony Orchestra and other theaters throughout the world have been heralded by the media, including The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly. His CDs and videos have won numerous awards including the ALA/Carnegie, Birmingham International Educational Film Festival, Indie, and Parents’ Choice awards. O’Callahan is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards.
    “A man of elegance, wit and poetry.” – Time Magazine


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

  • Jay O'Callahan as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Jay O'Callahan as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.ocallahan.com
    May 5-9
    Jay O’Callahan takes a bare stage and single-handedly transforms it into a dynamic and sensitive world filled with compelling characters. His solo performances at Abbey Theatre in Dublin, the National Theatre Complex in London, the Olympics, Lincoln Center, Boston Symphony Orchestra and other theaters throughout the world have been heralded by the media, including The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly. His CDs and videos have won numerous awards including the ALA/Carnegie, Birmingham International Educational Film Festival, Indie, and Parents’ Choice awards. O’Callahan is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards.
    “A man of elegance, wit and poetry.” – Time Magazine


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

  • Connie Regan-Blake as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Connie Regan-Blake as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center - http://www.storywindow.com
    May 12-16
    One of America’s most celebrated storytellers, Connie Regan-Blake has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people around the globe with her powerful performances. Having entertained audiences in 47 states and 17 countries, she brings the wisdom, humor and drama of stories to stages across the globe. Recognized in the storytelling community with the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence, Distinguished Service, and Lifetime Achievement awards, Regan-Blake has recently been invited to house the compilation of her life’s work in the Library of Congress. “Connie has that wise persona with an impish sense of wonder that absolutely overtakes the listener.” – Jane Yolen, author


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

  • Connie Regan-Blake as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Connie Regan-Blake as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center - http://www.storywindow.com
    May 12-16
    One of America’s most celebrated storytellers, Connie Regan-Blake has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people around the globe with her powerful performances. Having entertained audiences in 47 states and 17 countries, she brings the wisdom, humor and drama of stories to stages across the globe. Recognized in the storytelling community with the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence, Distinguished Service, and Lifetime Achievement awards, Regan-Blake has recently been invited to house the compilation of her life’s work in the Library of Congress. “Connie has that wise persona with an impish sense of wonder that absolutely overtakes the listener.” – Jane Yolen, author


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

  • Connie Regan-Blake as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Connie Regan-Blake as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center - http://www.storywindow.com
    May 12-16
    One of America’s most celebrated storytellers, Connie Regan-Blake has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people around the globe with her powerful performances. Having entertained audiences in 47 states and 17 countries, she brings the wisdom, humor and drama of stories to stages across the globe. Recognized in the storytelling community with the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence, Distinguished Service, and Lifetime Achievement awards, Regan-Blake has recently been invited to house the compilation of her life’s work in the Library of Congress. “Connie has that wise persona with an impish sense of wonder that absolutely overtakes the listener.” – Jane Yolen, author


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Friday, May 15th, 2015

  • Hope is Back on Me: A Storyteller's Journey in Africa with Connie Regan-Blake | 10:30am - 11:30am | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Hope is Back on Me: A Storyteller's Journey in Africa with Connie Regan-Blake - http://www.storywindow.com
    One of America’s most celebrated storytellers, Connie Regan-Blake has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people around the globe with her powerful performances. Having entertained audiences in 47 states and 17 countries, she brings the wisdom, humor and drama of stories to stages across the globe. Recognized in the storytelling community with the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence, Distinguished Service, and Lifetime Achievement awards, Regan-Blake has recently been invited to house the compilation of her life’s work in the Library of Congress. “Connie has that wise persona with an impish sense of wonder that absolutely overtakes the listener.” – Jane Yolen, author


    Learn more at our website

    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

  • Connie Regan-Blake as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Connie Regan-Blake as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center - http://www.storywindow.com
    May 12-16
    One of America’s most celebrated storytellers, Connie Regan-Blake has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people around the globe with her powerful performances. Having entertained audiences in 47 states and 17 countries, she brings the wisdom, humor and drama of stories to stages across the globe. Recognized in the storytelling community with the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence, Distinguished Service, and Lifetime Achievement awards, Regan-Blake has recently been invited to house the compilation of her life’s work in the Library of Congress. “Connie has that wise persona with an impish sense of wonder that absolutely overtakes the listener.” – Jane Yolen, author


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

  • Connie Regan-Blake as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Connie Regan-Blake as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center - http://www.storywindow.com
    May 12-16
    One of America’s most celebrated storytellers, Connie Regan-Blake has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people around the globe with her powerful performances. Having entertained audiences in 47 states and 17 countries, she brings the wisdom, humor and drama of stories to stages across the globe. Recognized in the storytelling community with the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence, Distinguished Service, and Lifetime Achievement awards, Regan-Blake has recently been invited to house the compilation of her life’s work in the Library of Congress. “Connie has that wise persona with an impish sense of wonder that absolutely overtakes the listener.” – Jane Yolen, author


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

  • Elizabeth Ellis as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Elizabeth Ellis as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.elizabethellis.com
    May 19-23
    Designated an American Masterpiece Touring Artist by the NEA, Elizabeth Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains hearing stories from her grandfather, a mountain minister. Ellis is a versatile, riveting teller of Appalachian and Texas tales and stories of heroic American women, though her personal stories – both poignant and hilarious – are arguably her best. She is a recipient of the John Henry Faulk Award from the Tejas Storytelling Association, and the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards. “Ellis’s buttermilk accent is the voice of family and trust, the voice of steep-sided hollers and ridge-top vantage points.” – Knoxville Voice




    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

  • Elizabeth Ellis as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Elizabeth Ellis as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.elizabethellis.com
    May 19-23
    Designated an American Masterpiece Touring Artist by the NEA, Elizabeth Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains hearing stories from her grandfather, a mountain minister. Ellis is a versatile, riveting teller of Appalachian and Texas tales and stories of heroic American women, though her personal stories – both poignant and hilarious – are arguably her best. She is a recipient of the John Henry Faulk Award from the Tejas Storytelling Association, and the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards. “Ellis’s buttermilk accent is the voice of family and trust, the voice of steep-sided hollers and ridge-top vantage points.” – Knoxville Voice




    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

  • Elizabeth Ellis as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Elizabeth Ellis as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.elizabethellis.com
    May 19-23
    Designated an American Masterpiece Touring Artist by the NEA, Elizabeth Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains hearing stories from her grandfather, a mountain minister. Ellis is a versatile, riveting teller of Appalachian and Texas tales and stories of heroic American women, though her personal stories – both poignant and hilarious – are arguably her best. She is a recipient of the John Henry Faulk Award from the Tejas Storytelling Association, and the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards. “Ellis’s buttermilk accent is the voice of family and trust, the voice of steep-sided hollers and ridge-top vantage points.” – Knoxville Voice




    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

  • Evening Storytelling Concert with Elizabeth Ellis | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Evening Storytelling Concert with Elizabeth Ellis - http://www.elizabethellis.com
    Designated an American Masterpiece Touring Artist by the NEA, Elizabeth Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains hearing stories from her grandfather, a mountain minister. Ellis is a versatile, riveting teller of Appalachian and Texas tales and stories of heroic American women, though her personal stories – both poignant and hilarious – are arguably her best. She is a recipient of the John Henry Faulk Award from the Tejas Storytelling Association, and the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards. “Ellis’s buttermilk accent is the voice of family and trust, the voice of steep-sided hollers and ridge-top vantage points.” – Knoxville Voice



    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

  • Elizabeth Ellis as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Elizabeth Ellis as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.elizabethellis.com
    May 19-23
    Designated an American Masterpiece Touring Artist by the NEA, Elizabeth Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains hearing stories from her grandfather, a mountain minister. Ellis is a versatile, riveting teller of Appalachian and Texas tales and stories of heroic American women, though her personal stories – both poignant and hilarious – are arguably her best. She is a recipient of the John Henry Faulk Award from the Tejas Storytelling Association, and the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards. “Ellis’s buttermilk accent is the voice of family and trust, the voice of steep-sided hollers and ridge-top vantage points.” – Knoxville Voice




    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

  • Elizabeth Ellis as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Elizabeth Ellis as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.elizabethellis.com
    May 19-23
    Designated an American Masterpiece Touring Artist by the NEA, Elizabeth Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains hearing stories from her grandfather, a mountain minister. Ellis is a versatile, riveting teller of Appalachian and Texas tales and stories of heroic American women, though her personal stories – both poignant and hilarious – are arguably her best. She is a recipient of the John Henry Faulk Award from the Tejas Storytelling Association, and the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards. “Ellis’s buttermilk accent is the voice of family and trust, the voice of steep-sided hollers and ridge-top vantage points.” – Knoxville Voice




    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

  • Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center - http://www.andyirwin.com
    May 26-30
    With a manic, Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises, heart-filled stories, and arguably the greatest whistle in the world, Andy Offutt Irwin is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. He is particularly known for relating the adventures of his eighty-five year-old Aunt Marguerite Van Camp, MD. Irwin has recorded multiple award-winning CDs, and is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Best known as a storyteller crafting larger-than-life characters with a heavy dose of wacky Southern charm, he’s also an accomplished singer-songwriter. The man’s a master musician with some VERY talented lips. There’s nobody else like him.” – Georgia Music Magazine



    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

  • Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center - http://www.andyirwin.com
    May 26-30
    With a manic, Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises, heart-filled stories, and arguably the greatest whistle in the world, Andy Offutt Irwin is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. He is particularly known for relating the adventures of his eighty-five year-old Aunt Marguerite Van Camp, MD. Irwin has recorded multiple award-winning CDs, and is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Best known as a storyteller crafting larger-than-life characters with a heavy dose of wacky Southern charm, he’s also an accomplished singer-songwriter. The man’s a master musician with some VERY talented lips. There’s nobody else like him.” – Georgia Music Magazine



    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

  • Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center - http://www.andyirwin.com
    May 26-30
    With a manic, Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises, heart-filled stories, and arguably the greatest whistle in the world, Andy Offutt Irwin is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. He is particularly known for relating the adventures of his eighty-five year-old Aunt Marguerite Van Camp, MD. Irwin has recorded multiple award-winning CDs, and is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Best known as a storyteller crafting larger-than-life characters with a heavy dose of wacky Southern charm, he’s also an accomplished singer-songwriter. The man’s a master musician with some VERY talented lips. There’s nobody else like him.” – Georgia Music Magazine



    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Friday, May 29th, 2015

  • Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center - http://www.andyirwin.com
    May 26-30
    With a manic, Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises, heart-filled stories, and arguably the greatest whistle in the world, Andy Offutt Irwin is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. He is particularly known for relating the adventures of his eighty-five year-old Aunt Marguerite Van Camp, MD. Irwin has recorded multiple award-winning CDs, and is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Best known as a storyteller crafting larger-than-life characters with a heavy dose of wacky Southern charm, he’s also an accomplished singer-songwriter. The man’s a master musician with some VERY talented lips. There’s nobody else like him.” – Georgia Music Magazine



    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

  • Children's Storytelling Concert with Andy Offutt Irwin | 10:30am - 11:15am | Kids, Storytelling
    Children's Storytelling Concert with Andy Offutt Irwin - http://www.andyirwin.com
    With a manic, Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises, heart-filled stories, and arguably the greatest whistle in the world, Andy Offutt Irwin is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. He is particularly known for relating the adventures of his eighty-five year-old Aunt Marguerite Van Camp, MD. Irwin has recorded multiple award-winning CDs, and is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Best known as a storyteller crafting larger-than-life characters with a heavy dose of wacky Southern charm, he’s also an accomplished singer-songwriter. The man’s a master musician with some VERY talented lips. There’s nobody else like him.” – Georgia Music Magazine


    Learn more at our website

    Contact: Marianne Huff. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

  • Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence - International Storytelling Center - http://www.andyirwin.com
    May 26-30
    With a manic, Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises, heart-filled stories, and arguably the greatest whistle in the world, Andy Offutt Irwin is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. He is particularly known for relating the adventures of his eighty-five year-old Aunt Marguerite Van Camp, MD. Irwin has recorded multiple award-winning CDs, and is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Best known as a storyteller crafting larger-than-life characters with a heavy dose of wacky Southern charm, he’s also an accomplished singer-songwriter. The man’s a master musician with some VERY talented lips. There’s nobody else like him.” – Georgia Music Magazine



    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

  • Pipp Gillette as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Pipp Gillette as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.campstreetcafe.com
    June 2-6
    With a lifelong interest in the history of the West and its music, Pipp Gillette plays traditional cowboy music on guitar, banjo, harmonica and bones. He has performed across the U.S. and abroad, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Cowboy Poetry Gathering, and tours in England and Japan. As the Gillette Brothers, Pipp and his late brother Guy recorded eight albums of traditional cowboy music and were recipients of the Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Best Traditional Album of 2010 as well as the 2012 Wrangler Award for Outstanding Original Western Composition. Gillette lives in Texas, where he runs a live music venue, the Camp Street Café and raises cattle on the family ranch started in 1912. “It’s rare to get to hear such a quality performance with so many layers.” – A.W. Perry Homestead Museum


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

  • Pipp Gillette as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Pipp Gillette as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.campstreetcafe.com
    June 2-6
    With a lifelong interest in the history of the West and its music, Pipp Gillette plays traditional cowboy music on guitar, banjo, harmonica and bones. He has performed across the U.S. and abroad, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Cowboy Poetry Gathering, and tours in England and Japan. As the Gillette Brothers, Pipp and his late brother Guy recorded eight albums of traditional cowboy music and were recipients of the Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Best Traditional Album of 2010 as well as the 2012 Wrangler Award for Outstanding Original Western Composition. Gillette lives in Texas, where he runs a live music venue, the Camp Street Café and raises cattle on the family ranch started in 1912. “It’s rare to get to hear such a quality performance with so many layers.” – A.W. Perry Homestead Museum


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

  • Pipp Gillette as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Pipp Gillette as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.campstreetcafe.com
    June 2-6
    With a lifelong interest in the history of the West and its music, Pipp Gillette plays traditional cowboy music on guitar, banjo, harmonica and bones. He has performed across the U.S. and abroad, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Cowboy Poetry Gathering, and tours in England and Japan. As the Gillette Brothers, Pipp and his late brother Guy recorded eight albums of traditional cowboy music and were recipients of the Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Best Traditional Album of 2010 as well as the 2012 Wrangler Award for Outstanding Original Western Composition. Gillette lives in Texas, where he runs a live music venue, the Camp Street Café and raises cattle on the family ranch started in 1912. “It’s rare to get to hear such a quality performance with so many layers.” – A.W. Perry Homestead Museum


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Friday, June 5th, 2015

  • Pipp Gillette as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Pipp Gillette as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.campstreetcafe.com
    June 2-6
    With a lifelong interest in the history of the West and its music, Pipp Gillette plays traditional cowboy music on guitar, banjo, harmonica and bones. He has performed across the U.S. and abroad, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Cowboy Poetry Gathering, and tours in England and Japan. As the Gillette Brothers, Pipp and his late brother Guy recorded eight albums of traditional cowboy music and were recipients of the Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Best Traditional Album of 2010 as well as the 2012 Wrangler Award for Outstanding Original Western Composition. Gillette lives in Texas, where he runs a live music venue, the Camp Street Café and raises cattle on the family ranch started in 1912. “It’s rare to get to hear such a quality performance with so many layers.” – A.W. Perry Homestead Museum


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

  • Pipp Gillette as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Pipp Gillette as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.campstreetcafe.com
    June 2-6
    With a lifelong interest in the history of the West and its music, Pipp Gillette plays traditional cowboy music on guitar, banjo, harmonica and bones. He has performed across the U.S. and abroad, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Cowboy Poetry Gathering, and tours in England and Japan. As the Gillette Brothers, Pipp and his late brother Guy recorded eight albums of traditional cowboy music and were recipients of the Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Best Traditional Album of 2010 as well as the 2012 Wrangler Award for Outstanding Original Western Composition. Gillette lives in Texas, where he runs a live music venue, the Camp Street Café and raises cattle on the family ranch started in 1912. “It’s rare to get to hear such a quality performance with so many layers.” – A.W. Perry Homestead Museum


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

  • Syd Lieberman as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Syd Lieberman as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.sydlieberman.com
    June 9-13
    Syd Lieberman tells poignant and hilarious personal stories, identifies with Sean Connery, and navigates the mad world of Edgar Allan Poe as easily as he walks the cobbled streets of the folk tale town of Chelm. He has received commissions to create historic narratives from several major U.S. institutions, including NASA, the Smithsonian Institution, and Historic Philadelphia. Lieberman’s work has garnered awards from the American Library Association, Parents’ Choice and Storytelling World, and he is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards. “Syd’s stories are full of a kind of humane, validating, and caring humor … simply one of the best.” – Vancouver Music Festival


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

  • Syd Lieberman as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Syd Lieberman as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.sydlieberman.com
    June 9-13
    Syd Lieberman tells poignant and hilarious personal stories, identifies with Sean Connery, and navigates the mad world of Edgar Allan Poe as easily as he walks the cobbled streets of the folk tale town of Chelm. He has received commissions to create historic narratives from several major U.S. institutions, including NASA, the Smithsonian Institution, and Historic Philadelphia. Lieberman’s work has garnered awards from the American Library Association, Parents’ Choice and Storytelling World, and he is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards. “Syd’s stories are full of a kind of humane, validating, and caring humor … simply one of the best.” – Vancouver Music Festival


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

  • Syd Lieberman as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Syd Lieberman as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.sydlieberman.com
    June 9-13
    Syd Lieberman tells poignant and hilarious personal stories, identifies with Sean Connery, and navigates the mad world of Edgar Allan Poe as easily as he walks the cobbled streets of the folk tale town of Chelm. He has received commissions to create historic narratives from several major U.S. institutions, including NASA, the Smithsonian Institution, and Historic Philadelphia. Lieberman’s work has garnered awards from the American Library Association, Parents’ Choice and Storytelling World, and he is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards. “Syd’s stories are full of a kind of humane, validating, and caring humor … simply one of the best.” – Vancouver Music Festival


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

  • Evening Storytelling Concert with Syd Lieberman | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Evening Storytelling Concert with Syd Lieberman - http://www.sydlieberman.com
    Syd Lieberman tells poignant and hilarious personal stories, identifies with Sean Connery, and navigates the mad world of Edgar Allan Poe as easily as he walks the cobbled streets of the folk tale town of Chelm. He has received commissions to create historic narratives from several major U.S. institutions, including NASA, the Smithsonian Institution, and Historic Philadelphia. Lieberman’s work has garnered awards from the American Library Association, Parents’ Choice and Storytelling World, and he is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards. “Syd’s stories are full of a kind of humane, validating, and caring humor … simply one of the best.” – Vancouver Music Festival


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Friday, June 12th, 2015

  • Syd Lieberman as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Syd Lieberman as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.sydlieberman.com
    June 9-13
    Syd Lieberman tells poignant and hilarious personal stories, identifies with Sean Connery, and navigates the mad world of Edgar Allan Poe as easily as he walks the cobbled streets of the folk tale town of Chelm. He has received commissions to create historic narratives from several major U.S. institutions, including NASA, the Smithsonian Institution, and Historic Philadelphia. Lieberman’s work has garnered awards from the American Library Association, Parents’ Choice and Storytelling World, and he is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards. “Syd’s stories are full of a kind of humane, validating, and caring humor … simply one of the best.” – Vancouver Music Festival


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

  • Syd Lieberman as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Syd Lieberman as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.sydlieberman.com
    June 9-13
    Syd Lieberman tells poignant and hilarious personal stories, identifies with Sean Connery, and navigates the mad world of Edgar Allan Poe as easily as he walks the cobbled streets of the folk tale town of Chelm. He has received commissions to create historic narratives from several major U.S. institutions, including NASA, the Smithsonian Institution, and Historic Philadelphia. Lieberman’s work has garnered awards from the American Library Association, Parents’ Choice and Storytelling World, and he is a recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards. “Syd’s stories are full of a kind of humane, validating, and caring humor … simply one of the best.” – Vancouver Music Festival


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

  • Kate Campbell as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Kate Campbell as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.katecampbell.com
    June 16-20
    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 Flannery O’Connor and Eudora Welty. Her appearances span the U.S. and abroad, including the Cambridge Folk Festival, and she’s been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. “You need this woman’s music in your life.” – Music Row Magazine


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

  • Kate Campbell as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Kate Campbell as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.katecampbell.com
    June 16-20
    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 Flannery O’Connor and Eudora Welty. Her appearances span the U.S. and abroad, including the Cambridge Folk Festival, and she’s been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. “You need this woman’s music in your life.” – Music Row Magazine


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

  • Kate Campbell as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Kate Campbell as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.katecampbell.com
    June 16-20
    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 Flannery O’Connor and Eudora Welty. Her appearances span the U.S. and abroad, including the Cambridge Folk Festival, and she’s been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. “You need this woman’s music in your life.” – Music Row Magazine


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Friday, June 19th, 2015

  • Kate Campbell as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Kate Campbell as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.katecampbell.com
    June 16-20
    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 Flannery O’Connor and Eudora Welty. Her appearances span the U.S. and abroad, including the Cambridge Folk Festival, and she’s been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. “You need this woman’s music in your life.” – Music Row Magazine


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

  • Kate Campbell as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Kate Campbell as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.katecampbell.com
    June 16-20
    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 Flannery O’Connor and Eudora Welty. Her appearances span the U.S. and abroad, including the Cambridge Folk Festival, and she’s been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. “You need this woman’s music in your life.” – Music Row Magazine


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

  • Beth Horner as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Beth Horner as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.BethHorner.com
    June 23-27
    Noted for her spirited stage presence, comic sensibility and warm, energetic style, Beth Horner is a vivacious talent dedicated to providing an entertaining and empowering experience for her listeners, young and old. Her stories are renowned for their high comedy and stunning drama: from her hysterical, childhood farmyard escapades to eerie folktales of her native Missouri, side-splitting spoofs of romance novels, and hysterical epics of life’s escapades! An NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient, Horner has performed in venues across the U.S. including on Live from National Geographic. She most recently worked with NASA where she collected the stories of scientists behind the Apollo Space Missions. “Horner’s timing and delivery are so moving and funny that her performance is akin to great stand-up comedy.” – Bulletin Storytelling Review



    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

  • Beth Horner as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Beth Horner as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.BethHorner.com
    June 23-27
    Noted for her spirited stage presence, comic sensibility and warm, energetic style, Beth Horner is a vivacious talent dedicated to providing an entertaining and empowering experience for her listeners, young and old. Her stories are renowned for their high comedy and stunning drama: from her hysterical, childhood farmyard escapades to eerie folktales of her native Missouri, side-splitting spoofs of romance novels, and hysterical epics of life’s escapades! An NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient, Horner has performed in venues across the U.S. including on Live from National Geographic. She most recently worked with NASA where she collected the stories of scientists behind the Apollo Space Missions. “Horner’s timing and delivery are so moving and funny that her performance is akin to great stand-up comedy.” – Bulletin Storytelling Review



    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

  • Beth Horner as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Beth Horner as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.BethHorner.com
    June 23-27
    Noted for her spirited stage presence, comic sensibility and warm, energetic style, Beth Horner is a vivacious talent dedicated to providing an entertaining and empowering experience for her listeners, young and old. Her stories are renowned for their high comedy and stunning drama: from her hysterical, childhood farmyard escapades to eerie folktales of her native Missouri, side-splitting spoofs of romance novels, and hysterical epics of life’s escapades! An NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient, Horner has performed in venues across the U.S. including on Live from National Geographic. She most recently worked with NASA where she collected the stories of scientists behind the Apollo Space Missions. “Horner’s timing and delivery are so moving and funny that her performance is akin to great stand-up comedy.” – Bulletin Storytelling Review



    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Friday, June 26th, 2015

  • Beth Horner as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Beth Horner as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.BethHorner.com
    June 23-27
    Noted for her spirited stage presence, comic sensibility and warm, energetic style, Beth Horner is a vivacious talent dedicated to providing an entertaining and empowering experience for her listeners, young and old. Her stories are renowned for their high comedy and stunning drama: from her hysterical, childhood farmyard escapades to eerie folktales of her native Missouri, side-splitting spoofs of romance novels, and hysterical epics of life’s escapades! An NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient, Horner has performed in venues across the U.S. including on Live from National Geographic. She most recently worked with NASA where she collected the stories of scientists behind the Apollo Space Missions. “Horner’s timing and delivery are so moving and funny that her performance is akin to great stand-up comedy.” – Bulletin Storytelling Review



    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

  • Beth Horner as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Beth Horner as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center - http://www.BethHorner.com
    June 23-27
    Noted for her spirited stage presence, comic sensibility and warm, energetic style, Beth Horner is a vivacious talent dedicated to providing an entertaining and empowering experience for her listeners, young and old. Her stories are renowned for their high comedy and stunning drama: from her hysterical, childhood farmyard escapades to eerie folktales of her native Missouri, side-splitting spoofs of romance novels, and hysterical epics of life’s escapades! An NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award recipient, Horner has performed in venues across the U.S. including on Live from National Geographic. She most recently worked with NASA where she collected the stories of scientists behind the Apollo Space Missions. “Horner’s timing and delivery are so moving and funny that her performance is akin to great stand-up comedy.” – Bulletin Storytelling Review



    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

  • Shonaleigh Cumbers as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Cent | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Shonaleigh Cumbers as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Cent - 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




    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

  • Shonaleigh Cumbers as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Cent | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Shonaleigh Cumbers as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Cent - 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




    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

  • Shonaleigh Cumbers as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Cent | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Shonaleigh Cumbers as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Cent - 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




    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

  • Shonaleigh Cumbers as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Cent | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Shonaleigh Cumbers as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Cent - 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




    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

  • Shonaleigh Cumbers as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Cent | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Storytelling
    Shonaleigh Cumbers as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Cent - 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




    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

  • Children's Storytelling Concert with Won-Ldy Paye | 10:30am - 11:15am | Kids, Storytelling
    Children's Storytelling Concert with Won-Ldy Paye - 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


    Contact: International Storytelling Center. Phone: 423.913.1276. customerservice@storytellingcenter.net

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