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National Storytelling Festival

The International Storytelling Center produces the National Storytelling Festival. It is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization and the premiere educational, arts and cultural institution dedicated to enriching lives and building a better world through the power of storytelling. Our work falls broadly into three categories: performance, preservation, and practice. International Storytelling Center Jonesborough, TN

Spotlight on You Storytelling Workshop


Spotlight On You is an approximately 4 hour workshop which includes lessons about storytelling structure, character development and other techniques for creating dramatic, engaging and true, personal stories. Class size is limited so all students will be given the opportunity to share a story and receive critical feedback. Class sizes are limited to no more than 8 registrants so that each attendee will have time to share a story and receive critical feedback. Because the workshops will be over Zoom, Continue reading →


Insult to Injury: Stories About Wounds


On September 9, 2021, join emcee Jessica Robinson and storytellers Tim Ereneta, Kate Farrell, Erin Johnston, Vicki Juditz, Jude Treder-Wolff, and Nancy Wang for Better Said Than Done’s storytelling show “Insult to Injury: Stories About Wounds.” Live streaming online starting at 8:00pm EDT/5:00pm PDT on September 9th. Or watch the recording after. Pay what you can. Suggested contribution $15 per attendee. Minimum $5. Proceeds will be divided among the storytellers. Tickets on sale at: Storytellers will perform from the Continue reading →