Best-loved Stories Told at the National Storytelling Festival

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National Storytelling Press, 1991 - Social Science - 223 pages
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Every October thousands of travelers visit tiny Jonesborough, Tennessee. They come for one purpose: to hear and tell stories at the National Storytelling Festival. This annual celebration of America's rich, diverse oral tradition is the spark that has ignited a national revival of appreciation for the storytelling art.
The 1992 National Storytelling Festival marks the 20th anniversary of this internationally acclaimed event. To commemorate this milestone in the history of America's storytelling renaissance, the National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling has published this book: Best-Loved Stories Told at the National Storytelling Festival. This anthology's 37 tales make up a sampler drawn from the hundreds of stories that have been told on crisp October days and nights since the festival's inception.
Best-Loved Stories Told at the National Storytelling Festival honors 20 years of storytelling - two decades of voices, reverberating with thousands of years of memories and dreams and history. But just as important, this collection pays homage to the storytellers, who with their stories have given us wisdom, joy, and hope. Truly this is something to celebrate.
This important new collection opens with an introduction by Jane Yolen, one of America's most renowned children's book authors and storytellers.

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User Review  - Czrbr - LibraryThing

Book Description: Jonesborough, TN, USA: National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling, 1991. Soft Cover. Very Good . 8vo - over " - " tall. 20th anniversary edition. Read full review

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User Review  - Renata - Goodreads

I read this in search of ~scary stories~ to tell at a library event. I found one that I reworked to tell (the story of Bill Sketoe's hole). Most of them aren't scary--which when I picked this up I ... Read full review

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How This Book Came to Be
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The Bee the Harp the Mouse and the Bumclock
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The Seal Skin
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