Storytelling Festival at Folk Art Center Nov. 24

Press Release:

What: Tellabration Storytelling Festival
Where: Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway
When: Sunday, November 24, 2013 3-6PM
Cost: $7 General Admission

For More Information or Artists’ Photos contact: Donna Marie Todd, 828.664.1657

The Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway will be filled with stories on Sunday, November 24 from 3-6p.m. Four well-known storytellers will spin their tales for an afternoon of delightful and relaxing entertainment presented by the Asheville Storytelling Circle! The Folk Art Center’s auditorium offers all audience members an excellent view of the action and is handicapped accessible. Audience members can also explore the center’s extensive collection of the areas’ finest arts and crafts from the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

Storytellers Kim Weitkamp and David Joe Miller will headline the festival. Kim is known for her quick wit and her latest CD, Head Bone Rattles, just won an award from the National Storytelling Network! In her work as a humorist, storyteller, singer and songwriter, she has taken home an armload of awards and recognitions. Kim currently has 6 audio collections. The Oregonian stated, ‘Kim studs her storytelling performances with bits of musical Americana that match the sweet and gentle tones of her narrative”. Her material has been played on NPR affiliate stations as well as Sirius Radio. Kim travels the continent full time performing in theaters and at festivals. She has made numerous television appearances, hosted a successful morning show, and has keynoted for some of Forbes most recognized companies as well as for high profile non-profits.

David Joe Miller is an acclaimed storyteller and motivational speaker who has performed and presented programs all across the country for schools,libraries, and festivals. A native of Jonesborough, Tennessee, “The Storytelling Capital of the World, “ David Joe is a former employee of the National Storytelling Association. He created the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild in 1994 and has served on the Board of Directors of the National Storytelling Network.
Wallace Shealy is the President of the Asheville Storytelling Circle and a past winner of the Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast’s Bold Faced Liar’s Showdown. His stories are humorous and almost always true. Kathy Gordon is a member of the ASC and a new performer for the Tellabration. A retired teacher, her stories are spun from family memories and warm the head and the heart! Debbie Gurriere will emcee the event.
The Asheville Storytelling Circle invites you to attend the Tellabration Storytelling Festival for a relaxing Sunday afternoon of original, live entertainment. Admission is $7. The Folk Art Center is located in Asheville at milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.


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