Best Loved Stories: Told at the National Storytelling Festival
National Storytelling Network, 1991 - Social Science - 223 pages
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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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
Review: Best Loved Stories Told At National Storytelling Festival/ (Audio Cassettes)User Review - Barb Bailey - Goodreads
I have attended story telling festivals. These stories are really best when they are being told...the voices and expressions of the tellers make them great. I found the stories good but much more enjoyable when I'm the listner and present for the story. Read full review
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