Ask any storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival what they feel their stories are doing, and most will give you the same answer: They’re peacebuilding.
With the 2019 National Storytelling Festival just hours away, the International Storytelling Center is “all hands on deck” in preparation for an event that brings thousands to downtown Jonesborough every year.
Jonesborough’s National Storytelling Festival is more than just a celebration of the spoken word, it is -- for International Storytelling Center Kiran Singh Sirah -- a bridge for peace and understanding.
Telling stories is about stitching together experiences, and visitors to this year’s National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough can take home their own stitched-together pieces to help them tell others about their visit.
In 1973, Jonesborough hosted its first Storytelling Festival.
Hundreds of people from all across the country attended the first day of the 46th annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough Friday.
Four generations of families and people from all around the world gather together this week to make hear stories and connect with others.
Storytelling’s premiere festival returns to Jonesborough in October for a 45th year of bringing people from around the world together to celebrate humanity’s oldest artform.
The National Storytelling Festival may be more than six months away, but dedicated fans only have a few more weeks to get discounted memberships before they hike up to full-price – and stay there until the doors open in October.
The National Storytelling Festival may have been winding down its programming Sunday afternoon, but the communal buzz and excitement was still in the air from the festival’s 10,000 attendants.
Maryland. California. Washington. Nova Scotia. New Zealand.
This weekend didn’t get to slide by without a helping of Hurricane Joaquin, but that didn’t hinder two of the region’s largest festivals from pulling in guests by the thousands.
Families nestled under the shelter of big, billowing tents Saturday, clutching hot beverages in frigid hands and listening to storytellers muse on subjects like Vacation Bible School and finding love at the age of 85.
Five tents rose like big, white sails above Jonesborough’s streets to welcome thousands to the 43rd annual National Storytelling Festival.
With rainy conditions approaching this weekend, festival organizers are preparing to weather a muddy, sloppy and sodden couple days.