Jonesborough is known as the Storytelling Capital of the World because we have lots of stories to tell! Here are several ways to experience storytelling in Jonesborough,Tennessee.
Storytelling Live! is the International Storytelling Center’s renowned teller-in-residence (TIR) series that features a lineup of 26 nationally-known storytellers. From May to November, a different artist appears each week in live matinee performances at the Center theater. Special evening performances and children's concerts are also presented. Admission is required and reservation are recommended. Click HERE for a complete schedule of performances.
Jonesborough Storytellers Guild
Each Tuesday evening, four of Jonesborough’s finest tellers will share tales, sing songs, perform magic and maybe tell some lies. Performances start at 7 pm at the International Storytelling Center and admission is required. Click HERE for more info.
If you are interested in hearing some true, local stories and possibly telling a few of your own then the place for you just might be with the Jonesborough
Yarn Exchange. This is a show based on true regional stories with live music, comedy and audience sing-a-longs. People of all ages join the group and performances are held the fourth Monday of every month at 7 pm at the International Storytelling Center and admission is required. This is an exciting opportunity to become involved becasue the performance is now broadcasted on the WETS radio station. Click HERE for more information.
Have you been noticing how imaginative your children have become? Maybe they would enjoy becoming more involved in the community by learning more about storytelling, the theatre and the arts. Many different opportunities are now available through the Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts. Make new friends, try new things, develop new talents. You may browse the current brochure HERE.