Tennessee: National Storytelling Festival

The National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.
The National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.
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Four decades ago, Jimmy Neil Smith rolled a wagon into Jonesborough’s courthouse square with six storytellers who performed for 60 people seated on hay bales. Now, the 41st annual National Storytelling Festival, which is expected to temporarily more than double the population of the town, is considered the pre-eminent event for professional storytellers. This year’s event runs Oct. 4-6.

Details: historicjonesborough.com, www.storytellingcenter.net/events/national-storytelling-festival or 866-401-4223.

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