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July 2016
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  Corrine Stavish as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
  Southern Crescent Storytellers monthly meeting
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  Corrine Stavish as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  Patriotic Storytelling at Coventry Farmers Market
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  Motoko as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
  Marilyn Rea Beyer Featured at Story Space
  Exploring Ancient and Epic Tales: Institute at ETSU
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  Motoko as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
  Exploring Ancient and Epic Tales: Institute at ETSU
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  Motoko as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
  Exploring Ancient and Epic Tales: Institute at ETSU
  "To Hear and Be Heard: Tales to Link Us All", Storytellers of Canada Conference 2016
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  Motoko as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
  "To Hear and Be Heard: Tales to Link Us All", Storytellers of Canada Conference 2016
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  Motoko as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
  "To Hear and Be Heard: Tales to Link Us All", Storytellers of Canada Conference 2016
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  "To Hear and Be Heard: Tales to Link Us All", Storytellers of Canada Conference 2016
  Stories Live - Bring your Stories to Life
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  Scott Schultz Featured at Story Space
  Diane Edgecomb as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  Diane Edgecomb as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  Diane Edgecomb as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  Diane Edgecomb as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  Diane Edgecomb as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
  Missouri State Liars Contest
  Finding the Hidden Jewels in Your Stories Workshop
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  The Storycrafters as Tellers-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  Phyllis Blackstone Featured at Story Space
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  The Storycrafters as Tellers-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
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  The Storycrafters as Tellers-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  National Storytelling Conference
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  The Storycrafters as Tellers-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
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  The Storycrafters as Tellers-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
  Extempo
  The Storycrafter's Children's Concert
  Story Time with Carmen Deedy
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  Carmen Deedy: The Power of Story in a Cyber World
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  Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
  trueANIMAL
  Andy Offutt Irwin presents "Road Tales"
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  Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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  Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
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Jun 28th, 2016 (Tue) -- Jul 2nd, 2016 (Sat)
  Corrine Stavish as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
State: Tennessee

Corinne Stavish specializes in personal narratives and biblical interpretative tales that are warm and witty, powerful and poignant, and enhanced by a varied performing style. She has been featured at multiple festivals nationally, including the National Storytelling Festival.

She serves on the Board of Directors of the International Storytelling Center; has been a keynote speaker at the National Storytelling Conference; was a Detroit Jewish Woman Artist of the Year; has 4 award-winning CDs; and contributed to Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul and The Storyteller’s Companion to the Bible. Stavish is a College Professor in Humanities at Lawrence Technological University.

“Corinne’s lively and dramatic stories captivate the listener. She’s engaging, dynamic and a treat for the ears.” – Cynthia Bledsoe, Director, Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival

Matinee Performances
Time: 2 p.m. daily, Tues-Saturday
Cost: $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, students, and children under 18 years of age

100 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

1-800-952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/

Jul 1st, 2016 (Fri)
  Southern Crescent Storytellers monthly meeting
State: Georgia

Southern Crescent Storytellers is a cluster group of the Southern Order of Storytellers located on the south side of Atlanta. They meet monthly to share stories and to plan storytelling events. All storytellers and story listeners are invited to attend and participate.

1:00-2:30 PM
Admission free

Hwy 54 & Broken Bow Ct
130 Peachtree East, Suite 200
Peachtree City, GA 302694045

770.460.9946
anne50w@aol.com

Jul 3rd, 2016 (Sun)
  Patriotic Storytelling at Coventry Farmers Market
State: Connecticut

Storyteller Carolyn Stearns is sponsored by her family farm Mountain Dairy at the Coventry Farmers Market. Her storytelling program will entertain both children and adults as she shares several sets of Patriotic stories. Look for her near the Farmers Market Barn. The Farmers Market is situated on the grounds of the Nathan Hale Homestead. He was an American spy for George Washington during the Revolutionary War. The museum is a perfect backdrop for the storytelling event.

11-2
Admission Free

Coventry Farmers Market at Hale Homestead 2299 South St. Coventry, CT. 06238
860-690-4292
mothermoo2001@yahoo.com

Jul 5th, 2016 (Tue) -- Jul 9th, 2016 (Sat)
  Motoko as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
State: Tennessee

A native of Osaka, Japan, Motoko has performed storytelling and mime professionally since 1993. Her repertoire includes Asian folktales, Rakugo and Zen tales, and mime vignettes, as well as personal stories from her childhood in Japan and life as an immigrant in the U.S. Her appearances include PBS’ Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and a tour with the CarnegieKids in Miyazaki project sponsored by Carnegie Hall. The award-winning teller trained with master mime Tony Montanaro. “The entire evening was outstanding! Motoko translates intrinsically Japanese cultural ideas and idioms for an English speaking audience, and crafts the words to make them understand, laugh and be transported in time and space.” – Asian Arts & Culture Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Reservations Recommended
Matinee performances at 2 pm Tuesday-Saturday
$12 Adults, $11 Seniors, Students, Children

100 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

800-952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/

Jul 5th, 2016 (Tue)
  Marilyn Rea Beyer Featured at Story Space
State: Massachusetts

Marilyn Rea Beyer You've heard her on radio, including voice over announcements on WGBH-FM. Narrator, voice actor, writer and former WUMB-FM Folk Radio personality, Marilyn loves to share stories and poems from her "simple little life."
Hosted By: Bruce Marcus
Feature’s website: www.marilynreabeyer.com

Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45PM to 9:00PM
Join our lively on-going community for our weekly celebration of stories.
Open telling starts at 7:00 PM sharp followed by the featured storyteller.
Please arrive by 6:45 because signup for open telling starts then.

There is a $5 requested donation.

The Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More
is in Central Square, Cambridge, MA at the corner of Massachusetts Ave and Norfolk Street.
541 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-354-5287
OoTB website: www.outoftheblueartgallery.com
OoTB Face Book page: www.facebook.com
OoTB eMail: ootbgallery@gmail.com
You can get there via the MBTA Subway Red Line (Central Square Stop);
and busses CT1, 1, 47, 64, 68, 70, 70A, 83, 91.
There is municipal parking on Norfolk Street and restaurants wherever you look.

617-354-5287
info@StorySpace.Org
http://www.storyspace.org/

Jul 5th, 2016 (Tue) -- Jul 7th, 2016 (Thu)
  Exploring Ancient and Epic Tales: Institute at ETSU
State: Tennessee

STOR 5830 Storytelling Institute, July 5-7. 1 credit elective. Guest Instructor, Heather Forest, Ph.D. Topic: Exploring Ancient and Epic Tales.
DESCRIPTION: Through lecture, demonstration, discussion, and playful interactive, improvisational exercises, this workshop offers a creative portal into some of the oldest stories in the world. It encourages participants to expand their multicultural knowledge of the oral and literary history of ancient and epic tales. In support of participants’ storytelling composition and performance skills, the sessions will emphasize the voice and body as instruments for storytelling. We will also examine ancient oral storytelling compositional forms that have influenced modern literary expression such as stories within stories, parallel tales, flashbacks, en medias res and more. Considering the nature of heroics, we will examine ways to create relevant, modern presentations of ancient plot material. Heroic quests for victory, honor, wisdom, and order have long been threads in the fabric of ancient and epic narratives. Listeners throughout history have gained life lessons and lead ership skills from vicariously experiencing how both the wise and foolish characters of adventure tales made choices and experienced the consequences. A performance skills workshop on researching and shaping old tales for modern listeners.

East Tennessee State University
1276 Gilbreath Dr, Johnson City, TN 37604

(423) 439-7863
storytel@etsu.edu
http://www.etsu.edu/cas/comm_perform/storytelling/summer.php

Jul 7th, 2016 (Thu) -- Jul 10th, 2016 (Sun)
  "To Hear and Be Heard: Tales to Link Us All", Storytellers of Canada Conference 2016

The 2016 Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada annual Conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada, on July 7th, 9th, and 10th with a Master Class on July11th at the beautiful University of British Columbia.
Learn more about the conference and accommodations by clicking:
www.storytellers-conteurs.ca

Our American friends can take advantage of lower Canadian funds!!!
We hope to see you there!

July 7th Storywalks begin at 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. For all other times please refer to the online Conference Schedule
Admission  Member $225.00 Non-member $250

University of British Columbia (UBC)
2329 West Mall
Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 1Z4
Canada

416-703-2773
info@theatreadmin.com
www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/en.conference-registration/Vancouver-2016.html

Jul 10th, 2016 (Sun)
  Stories Live - Bring your Stories to Life
State: Washington

We all have a story of our authentic self and when shared it quickens and transforms us all. Through a guided journey, reviewing our life experiences, writing and drawing we will map our stories and see the common themes emerge that define us. The story that wants to be told now will come forward to fully express who you are in this moment. As you deepen your capacity to listen to other people’s stories, you too will be witnessed on this beautiful journey of life. Finally your story is reflected back to you through a human sculpture experience.

Kate Thompson, R.N., an Expressive Arts Practitioner, with decades of improvisational theater, voice, and story work, she is considered a cultural change agent and social artist.

Kris Steinnes, founder of Women of Wisdom and author of the bestselling Women of Wisdom book, hosts Voices of Women Radio, and leads Circle Leadership Trainings and Empowerment Circles.

3-6 p.m.
$25 online or at the door

East West Bookshop
6407 12th Ave. NE
Seattle, Wa., 98115

1 (800) 587-6002
beingkbeing@gmail.com
www.eastwestbookshop.com/events

Jul 12th, 2016 (Tue)
  Scott Schultz Featured at Story Space
State: Massachusetts

Scott Schultz Is the winner of the 2013 Big MouthOff, Scott roars in from LA, where he produces award-winning story sharing series BUSted! true stories about getting around LA sans car. His show recently sold out Hollywood's Comedy Central Stage. A former Story Space regular, this will be his first visit in 3 years!

Hosted By: Ellen Robertson
Feature’s website: www.youtube.com/c/BustedLosAngeles

Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45PM to 9:00PM. Join our lively on-going community for our weekly celebration of stories. Open telling starts at 7:00 PM sharp followed by the featured storyteller. Please arrive by 6:45 because signup for open telling starts then.

from 6:45PM to 9:00PM
There is a $5 requested donation.
Our Face Book page: www.facebook.com

The Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More
is in Central Square, Cambridge, MA at the corner of Massachusetts Ave and Norfolk Street.
541 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-354-5287
OoTB website: www.outoftheblueartgallery.com
OoTB Face Book page: www.facebook.com
OoTB eMail: ootbgallery@gmail.com
You can get there via the MBTA Subway Red Line (Central Square Stop); and busses CT1, 1, 47, 64, 68, 70, 70A, 83, 91. There is municipal parking on Norfolk Street and restaurants wherever you look.

617-354-5287
info@StorySpace.Org
www.storyspace.org

Jul 12th, 2016 (Tue) -- Jul 16th, 2016 (Sat)
  Diane Edgecomb as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
State: Tennessee

Diane Edgecomb is recognized as one of the most versatile voices in storytelling today. Known for her rich characterizations and zany sense of humor, her performances range from Solstice Events rich in seasonal mythology to Celtic tales. Her repertoire also includes numerous original and personal stories, including those that chronicle her journeys in the remote mountain villages of the Kurdish region of Turkey. Edgecomb has been featured on NPR and is a Storytelling World Honors award winner for her CDs and book. She will be accompanied in Jonesborough by harper and vocalist Margot Chamberlain. “A storyteller in the grand tradition, Edgecomb is a virtuoso of the spoken word … an entire cast rolled into one.” – Publishers Weekly

Matinee Performances at 2:00 pm Tuesday-Saturday
Admission  $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, Students, Children

100 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

1800-952-8392
Customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/

Jul 16th, 2016 (Sat)
  Missouri State Liars Contest
State: Missouri

Sponsored by MO-TELL (Missouri Storytelling)
The MO State Liars Contest is open to MO residents and MO-TELL members of all ages. If you are not a MO resident, you may join MO-TELL.
Stories must be 10 minutes or less.
$250 cash prize for the 1st Place winner!
$100-2nd Place
$50-3rd Place
Official Contest Rules & Registration form-available at www.mo-tell.org or by emailing moliarscontest@gmail.com
Deadline to enter is May 20, 2016.

Admission $20 entry fee

Columbia Public Library in Columbia, MO
moliarscontest@gmail.com
www.mmo-tell.org

Jul 16th, 2016 (Sat)
  Finding the Hidden Jewels in Your Stories Workshop
State: South Carolina

Andy Offutt Irwin, storyteller, singer-songwriter, theatre director, and recipient of the National Storytelling Network's ORACLE Circle of Excellence, will help participants discover the hidden jewels of their own stories, during an all day workshop (10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). Andy's evening concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Workshop: 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Concert: 7:30 p.m.
Workshop Fee $80 Fee includes ticket to Andy's evening concert at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium.

Walhalla Civic Auditorium
101 East North Broad St.
Walhalla, S.C.

864.653.4932
eister.lisa@gmail.com
http://andyirwin.com/

Jul 19th, 2016 (Tue) -- Jul 23rd, 2016 (Sat)
  The Storycrafters as Tellers-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center
State: Tennessee

Called “top-notch family entertainment” by Publishers Weekly, Jeri Burns and Barry Marshall have been working together as The Storycrafters since 1991. With a natural energetic style, they specialize in original retellings and modern renditions of world folklore, integrating music and song, poignancy and pizzazz. The Storycrafters have been featured in major festivals and schools across the U.S. and abroad, including the Gimistory Festival in the Cayman Islands and the International Storytelling Festival in Northern Ireland. They have garnered awards from Parents’ Choice, the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio and Storytelling World. “This couple is hilarious. I am truly sorry for anyone who missed The Storycrafters’ performance. The audience was completely enraptured by the stories they told.” – High Plains Sentinel

Matinee Performance at 2:00pm Tuesday-Saturday
Admission $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, Students, Children

100 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

1800-952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/

Jul 19th, 2016 (Tue)
  Phyllis Blackstone Featured at Story Space
State: Massachusetts

Phyllis Blackstone, from Maine, presents "See the USA... In a Roadtrek", tales of her extensive travels in her camper van. Filtered through the lens of charming, wry observation as only this retired teacher can make, her off-beat odyssey will have you laughing all the way home!
Hosted By: Ellen Robertson

Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45PM to 9:00PM. Join our lively on-going community for our weekly celebration of stories. Open telling starts at 7:00 PM sharp followed by the featured storyteller. Please arrive by 6:45 because signup for open telling starts then.

from 6:45PM to 9:00PM
There is a $5 requested donation.
Our Face Book page: www.facebook.com

The Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More
is in Central Square, Cambridge, MA at the corner of Massachusetts Ave and Norfolk Street.
541 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-354-5287
OoTB website: www.outoftheblueartgallery.com
OoTB Face Book page: www.facebook.com
OoTB eMail: ootbgallery@gmail.com
You can get there via the MBTA Subway Red Line (Central Square Stop); and busses CT1, 1, 47, 64, 68, 70, 70A, 83, 91. There is municipal parking on Norfolk Street and restaurants wherever you look.

617-354-5287
info@StorySpace.Org
http://www.storyspace.org/

Jul 21st, 2016 (Thu)
  National Storytelling Conference
State: Missouri

Join us for the 2016 National Storytelling Conference - Spotlight on Storytelling! The conference includes keynotes, workshops, showcases, story swaps, fringe performances, a story slam and more! Network with many of the premiere storytellers in the U.S. and beyond.

Admission prices vary

Kansas City Country Club Plaza Marriott
4445 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64111

800-525-4514
karin@storynet.org
www.storynet.org/conference

Jul 23rd, 2016 (Sat)
  Extempo
State: Vermont

Extempo is Vermont's most popular live storytelling series, now in its seventh year! At each event, raconteurs get on stage and regale the audience with their short-format, first-person, true stories delivered without notes or reading. Often half the participants are veteran storytellers, and half are newcomers trying it for the first or second time. Extempo travels from community to community and takes place in a variety of venues: from bars, to bookstores, to barns! (Note: This is an outdoor event--rain or shine--under a very large circus-style tent. A bonfire follows.)

8:00pm
Admission $5

Onion River Campground
61 Onion River Rd
Plainfield, VT 05667

802-426-3233
storytelling@extempovt.com
http://www.extempovt.com/

Jul 23rd, 2016 (Sat)
  The Storycrafter's Children's Concert
State: Tennessee

A lively morning of world folk tales designed to move your spirit—and get your body moving!

10:30 am
Admission $5 All Seats

100 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

1800-952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/

Jul 23rd, 2016 (Sat)
  Story Time with Carmen Deedy
State: California

Storytelling is what is most human about us and our children need its humanizing, empowering, connecting power now more than ever. Bring the family to Bowers Kidseum on July 23 to hear stories told by award-winning children's book author and master storyteller Carmen Deedy.

Deedy is the author of nine books for children, including The Library Dragon, The Chesire Cheese Cat, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, and 14 Cows for America, a New York Times Best-seller. Bring a copy of your book and have it signed by the author!

This program is generously sponsored by Danny and Anne Shih in partnership with OC Public Libraries.

FREE with Kidseum admission. Show your OC Public Library, Whittier, Cerritos or Santa Ana Library card all weekend (July 23 and 24) and receive half off Kidseum admission!

1:00pm
Admission FREE with Kidseum admission ($10)

Bowers Kidseum
1802 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706

714-480-1520
clee@bowers.org
http://www.bowers.org/index.php/education-programs/family-programs/event/591-story-time-with-carmen-deedy

Jul 24th, 2016 (Sun)
  Carmen Deedy: The Power of Story in a Cyber World
State: California

Dynamic children's author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy will discuss the critical role stories can, and must, play in the lives of today's children who are bombarded with all manner of entertainment and instruction––increasingly delivered via technology. Yet, the more high-tech we become, the more our carbon-based life forms will yearn for the arts of the senses. Storytelling is what is most human about us and our children need its humanizing, empowering, connecting power now more than ever. This program is generously sponsored by Danny and Anne Shih in partnership with OC Public Libraries.
*Book signing to follow lecture in John M. Lee Court at 2:30 PM

Carmen Agra Deedy is best known for her beloved children’s books, which include The Library Dragon, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, and the New York Times Bestseller, 14 Cows for America.

An award-winning author and storyteller, Ms, Deedy is also an accomplished lecturer, having been a guest speaker for the TED Conference, the Library of Congress, and Smithsonian Libraries, among other distinguished venues. She is also the host of the four¬time Emmy-winning children’s program Love That Book!

Ms. Deedy has a new picture book, The Noisy Little Rooster (Scholastic Press), scheduled for release in February of 2017. A Young Adult novel, The Book of Unintended Consequences (Peachtree Publishers), is scheduled for release in 2018.

1:30pm
Admission $12 General - $9 for Members or with paid admission

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706

714-567-3677
programs@bowers.org
http://www.bowers.org/index.php/education-programs/lectures/event/500-weekend-lecture-once-upon-a-time-my-mom

Jul 26th, 2016 (Tue) -- Jul 30th, 2016 (Sat)
  Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
State: Tennessee

With a manic, Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises, heart-filled stories, and arguably the greatest whistle in the world, Andy Offutt Irwin is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. He has been Artist-in-Residence in Theatre at Emory University’s Oxford College since 1991 and has performed across the U.S., including at the Library of Congress and Walt Disney World. Irwin has recorded multiple award-winning CDs, and is the recipient of the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence award. “Irwin is charismatic and engaging, his voice full of expression, which he enhances with an array of impressions and self-generated sound effects. Listeners will find themselves instantly drawn in, grinning, and laughing along.” – AudioFile

Matinee Performances at 2:00pm Tuesday-Saturday
Admission $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, Students, Children

100 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

800-952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/

Jul 28th, 2016 (Thu)
  trueANIMAL
State: Ohio

All of True Theatre's shows are named after the theme of the evening. On this night, we'll be hearing animal-related stories from the people who lived them. All of our shows feature 5 storytellers telling their true, personal stories based on the evening's theme, but get your tickets early since we tend to sell out a week or two (or more) in advance!

7:30 PM
Admission $18

Know Theatre * 1120 Jackson Street * Cincinnati, OH 45202
1-513-300-5669
truedave2010@gmail.com
http://knowtheatre.com/true-theatre/

Jul 28th, 2016 (Thu)
  Andy Offutt Irwin presents "Road Tales"
State: Tennessee

In the 1920s, Andy's grandfather was building roads. Today, Andy's traveling those roads and telling stories. For one night only, their two worlds meet.

Reservations Encouraged. Not Recommended for Children under 12.
7:30 pm
Admission  $15

100 W. Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659

800-952-8392
customerservice@storytellingcenter.net
http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/