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In our age of fast-moving technology, it seems unlikely that thousands of audience members could spend a weekend mesmerized by the voices of storytellers. But that's exactly what happens in Jonesborough every year, starting the first Friday in...more
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The International Storytelling Center is located in downtown Jonesborough and is home to the National Storytelling Festival which is held every year on the first weekend of October. They also host storytelling from May until November. So take a break from the hustle and bustle...More
The performance by Mr. Cook was so wonderful! He told funny stories and was superb with his actions. He is deaf, but it does not affect his storytelling at all! Loved him! My first visit wants me to go again! Highly recommend!
My wife and I went to the Smithsonian International Storytelling Festival some time ago (but the preselected dates only go back a year), but it was memorable, with a great lineup of story tellers from all over the country and some from other countries, with...More
Don't deny yourself a weekend of listening to some of the best story tellers in the world. You are never to old to hear a good story and you will be amazed how these artists can paint a picture with words. Every age 6, 16...More
This is a must see attraction. If you can catch an intimate "Teller in Resident" event you will see up close and personally the beauty and magic of storytelling. The tellers will meet you after the program and always have time to chat, share a...More
Great place to visit and go for storytelling. Everyone in town and on staff was very helpful and friendly. Lots to see and do when the festival is going on. Just get there early if you want to park in town.
Another excellent week listening to Reverend Donald Davis share stories from his early life in the Appalachian mountains in North Carolina. The staff at the storytelling Center made all of the visitors so welcome and were so accommodating for those that are disabled.
My husband and I attended this event this year which was our second time being there for the wonderful weekend in Jonesborough. The storytellers are varied and tell stories that will make you laugh and also sometimes feel sad, but all are wonderful professionals that...More
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Hi, Alice R. Great question. The best day for children to attend is on Fridays. Fridays we have family programming suitable for ages 8-10 in the Library Tent, sponsored by Dollywood's DreamMore resort. School groups from all... More
Hi, Alice R. Great question. The best day for children to attend is on Fridays. Fridays we have family programming suitable for ages 8-10 in the Library Tent, sponsored by Dollywood's DreamMore resort. School groups from all over the country also join us that day!The rest of our programming (excluding our Midnight Cabaret) is geared at a general audience of ages 13 and up. Certainly, we have children younger than that join us at their parents' discretion. If you have more specific questions, feel free to give us a call at 800-952-8392, ext. 224. We hope to see you in October!