Storytelling Live! Teller-in-Residence Program

pic“The small audience hangs on every word, sound, and gesture of the storyteller on stage. Under his spell, we wait, gasp, and exhale as one.”
Boston Globe

Through the International Storytelling Center’s acclaimed Teller-in-Residence program, visitors to Historic Jonesborough can enjoy live storytelling in the town that gave birth to America’s storytelling renaissance. This renowned series offers 26 of American’s best-loved storytellers—each spending a week telling stories during daily matinees and special concerts every Tuesday through Saturday, May through October.

The Teller-in-Residence program, like the National Storytelling Festival, hosts the finest talent available in the world of storytelling. It’s an affordable way to do something both special and memorable in the town known as the Storytelling Capital of the World. For more information, visit or call (423) 913-1276 or (800) 952-8392.

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Festival Photos by Fresh Air Photo