Shout Hallelujah Come On Get Happy!

by Gayle Turner, VASA President If you’re reading this then you know the Virginia Storytelling Alliance website is up and running again. It’s taken two years and countless reversals, and the relentless commitment of many people who I would like to thank here and now: First and foremost, thank you to our Past President, Louise Tucciarone, and our Past Vice-President, Sheila Arnold Jones, for their shepherding of the process during Read More …

Showcasing Les Shaffer

How long have you been a storyteller? Probably most of my life. I was always telling stories to myself and, as my parents defined it “lies” to others. In elementary school, I would rather make up a book rather than read someone elses’ for a book report. In 1984, I heard my first professional tellers in Seattle at the Northwest Folklife Festival and thought it was possible that I could Read More …