Address and Phone:
International Storytelling Center
116 W. Main St.
Jonesborough, TN 37659
Phone: (800) 952-8392
Oct 05, 2012 - Oct 07, 2012
The National Storytelling Festival is considered the most prestigious storytelling festival in the U.S. and the event that sparked the modern-day revival of storytelling in America. The Festival began in 1973 when 60 people came to hear a few tales from the back of a hay wagon pulled up beside the town courthouse. In the decades since, those 60 people have grown to 9,000, and the hay wagon replaced by large circus-like tents sprinkled throughout the town. Peppered with the flare and fun of blues, poetry, ballads, banjo, and more, the Festival encompasses a wealth of cultures, geography, and styles-a world of stories within one small, historic town.
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