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WHA to host storyteller Madelyn Roherer at Oct. 3 meeting

Contributed • Oct 1, 2019 at 9:08 PM

The Watauga Historical Association will host storyteller Madelyn Rohrer as the speaker on Thursday Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m. at Tipton Haynes State Historical Site, South Roan Street.

Rohrer was born in Rochester, New York, and lived in Ontario and Southern California before retiring and moving to East Tennessee in 1996. After working in corporate America for 30-plus years owning and operating two family businesses, Rohrer started strolling the streets of Jonesborough as a tour guide and fell in love with the history and stories of the region. It led to her new career as a storyteller.

Today as a professional storyteller and published author, a performing member of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild and a member of the National Storytelling Network, the Lost State Writers Guild, the Appalachian Writers Guild and the Virginia Writers Club.

Many of her stories have received national acclaim and have been chosen for inclusion in anthologies. Her stories feature inspirational patriotic, family, holiday, Tennessee, folklore, and Old car hobby themes. She often includes music in her storytelling, using her own talents or those of her musician husband.

For information, visit Rohrer’s website at www.storytellermadelynrohrer.com.

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