Storyteller Harlynne Geisler




NSN state liaison: Anne Bodman, 20460 Black Dog Place, Sturgis, SD 57785, phone (605) 347-0004, e-mail

Second Thursdays of each school year month, 7-9 PM meetings and story swap with Black Hills Storytellers, Rapid City Public Library, 610 Quincy St., Rapid City.


Monthly on 3rd Sundays Knoxville Smoky Mountain Storytellers Membership meeting at 2:00 pm Storyswap at 2:30 pm The Candy Factory on the Worlds Fair Site Kathleen Mavournin 865-691-9506
Every Tuesday Night Jonesborough 7:00-8:30PM: Weekly storytelling by the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild Dillworth Diner $3.00 cover. Larry Kelley or Carole Huebner at 423-543-3884.
3rd Tuesday of each month - Yarnspinners Guild - Rogersville, TN. Meets at the Kenner House. Contact Doc McConnell,
last Friday of each month - Beaver Creek Storytellers in Bristol, TN/VA, Business Meeting/storyswap, YWCA, Anderson St., Bristol, TN, 7:00 p.m. 540-669-8358 <>
Morristown. Larry Kelley is now instructing an Appalachian Stories class. The new class is offered through ETSU's Master of Art Degree in Liberal Studies. 423-257-3307 or e-mail:
1st weekend of every October National Storytelling Festival Jonesborough, Call(800) 952-8392 or visit their website at

The International Storytelling Center opened in Jonesborough. The Center represents a $10 million investment of grants, loans and private contributions and includes a massive library, large conference room, storytelling parlors, a gift shop, information center, education and interpretation center and a 100 seat theater (still under construction.) Jimmy Neil Smith, president of the International Storytelling Center, called the opening of the center "just the beginning." He called the center the "cornerstone of an effort to use the power of storytelling as a tool for positive change worldwide." Smith cited just a few of the goals: Improving the education of children through stories. Enhancing leadership and management. Creating more nurturing environments for health and healing. Promoting peace and understanding. Saving our history, traditions and culture.
There is a huge display in the foyer of photos and quotes from former featured storytellers at the National Festival.

every October Jonesborough. The Annual National Storytelling Festival. For more information go to or call 800-952-8392. Mail address is International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659, toll free phone 1-800-952-8392, phone 423-753-2171, Fax 423-913-1320.

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