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Name:

Bayne, Karen-Eve

Company Name:

Midnight Storytellers

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City:

Hendersonville

State:

NC

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Telephone:

(828) 388-0247

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Email:

karenevebp@gmail.com

Website:

www.karenevebayne.com

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This teller, experienced in many cultures, tells stories for our time. Her silk and spicey delivery entertains and engages audiences to reflection, recognition and action. From the ancient forests of the Old World to Sci Fi to the cool mountains of Appalachia, she brings new life and emotions to stories, folklore and old/new legends to help us live more fully in the stress of the 21stC. In addition to tradtional and modern tales, she uses common threads and the works of Sandburg, Terry Wiltshire, Rumi and Robert Morgan. "I wish I could write as well as she tells" Robert Morgan.

 

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Name:

Chait, Zane

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City:

Hendersonville

State:

NC

Zip:

28791

Telephone:

828-595-2251

Cellphone:

847-877-1399

Email:

zbc1399@gmail.com

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Audiences say "Zane can make you laugh, cry, and wonder." A former Middle-School teacher, Zane has been telling stories for over 25 years at festivals, schools, libraries, and venues of all types.

Zane stories range from multi-cultural tales to folk tales, to family, and In-Zane personal tales. He produces storytelling events, has been an artist-in-residence, and he offers workshops for students and adults. A former Chicagoan, Zane was a member of Illinois Storytelling, Inc. Now an ASC member he would love to share his original stories and tales-with-a-twist with North Carolinians.

 

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Name:

Cole, Marvin

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Address:

165 Ridge Road

City:

Candler

State:

NC

Zip:

28715

Telephone:

(828) 665-7674

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Email:

marvin.cole@att.net

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The main purpose of portraying Mark Twain is to satirize human cruelty to other humans in the hope of realizing the need to respect all people. A second purpose is to bring the physical, mental, and healing benefits of humor to audiences. On the side we can throw in a glimpse of history, poking fun at pretensions, and expose sham. Mark Twain is still frequently quoted and still telling the truth 100 years after his death. With over 30 years and over 1,000 performances and lectures to civic clubs, university and high school classes, Elderhostel/Exploritas groups, church groups, and all the paddlewheelers on the Mississippi River, I am still awed by this literary giant.

 

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Name:

Glenn, Vixi Jil

Company Name:

Sister Silly Goose

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City:

Leicester

State:

NC

Zip:

28748

Telephone:

(828) 515-0272

Cellphone:

(828) 450-3109

Email:

vixijil@hotmail.com

Website:

www.facebook.com/sistersillygoose

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Vixi Jil has been reading, writing, and telling ancient Celtic faerie tales, as well as old timey mountain Jack tales for over 27 years. A modern day bard, Vixi Jil will enchant you with her own style of original rhyming faerie tales. Musical, lively, and engaging, you will be entertained with ancient Scottish, English and Old Mountain ballads.
"In days of old when knights were brave and giants held golden geese as slaves, long, long ago in another time I lived these little rhymes."~Vixi Jil

 

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Name:

Gordon, Kathy

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City:

Asheville

State:

NC

Zip:

28804

Telephone:

(828) 484-8371

Cellphone:

(828) 712-5945

Email:

kgordon54@gmail.com

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I was raised in Western North Carolina by parents who told stories of their lives in the mountains. I delight in retelling these stories and one's of my own. I also love the old tales about Jack and others who had adventures in the mountains.
Of course, as a retired teacher, the retelling of historical events and characters is a favorite of mine. I might even have a few tales of classroom antics gleened from 30 years of children who passed my way!

 

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Gudger, Sandra

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Address:

61 Floyd Dr

City:

Asheville

State:

NC

Zip:

28803

Telephone:

828-274-1123

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Email:

gudgers@bellsouth.net

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Appalachian stories, poems, and personal stories. Sandra brings seven generations of Scottish and Appalachian heritage to storytelling. She says her Daddy told stories at family gatherings and she didn't know that storytelling was an art or entertainment medium for everyone to enjoy until much later on. Dedicated to storytelling, Sandra is the founder and a permanent board member of Asheville Storytelling Circle, and has also served NCSG on the board and as president. Her favorite stories are those which make people laugh, and she loves to tell about the people and places in western North Carolina. Youth, Adults, Seniors.

 

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Name:

Harrell, Michael Reno

Company Name:

Dancing Bear Productions

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City:

Morganton

State:

NC

Zip:

Telephone:

(828) 438-1927

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Email:

mike@michaelreno.com

Website:

www.michaelreno.com

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Michael Reno Harrell hails from the Southern Appalachians, where storytelling is a tradition. An award winning songwriter and storyteller, Michael was the kid who begged “Tell me what it was like.” Humor carried those old timers through a hard existence and it is a big part of Michael’s performances today. His combination of music and storytelling are based in experience, sometimes downright funny, sometimes just plain scary, maybe even with a message worth taking away, but always mesmerizing and entertaining.

 

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Name:

Hensley, Betty

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Address:

172 Rabbit Hill Road

City:

Old Fort

State:

NC

Zip:

28762

Telephone:

(828) 668-4532

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"Put a little Clown in your step."
Birthdays, Library Reading Programs, Vacation Bible School, Family, Anniversary & School Reunions. All Ages.

 

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Name:

Koschnick, Pete

Company Name:

Professor Peter Puppet

Address:

City:

Weaverville

State:

NC

Zip:

28787

Telephone:

828-484-9716

Cellphone:

828-699-7114

Email:

professorpeterpuppet@gmail.com

Website:

www.professorpeterpuppet.com

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Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Pete Koschnick has worked as a professional puppeteer, storyteller, and theatrical designer since 1982. He has toured nationally with Wood and Strings Puppet Theater and Red Herring Puppets. As Professor Peter Puppet he presents classic folk tales and modern myths with a unique personal twist.

 

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Name:

Larson, Sarah

Company Name:

Stories from the Global Village

Address:

City:

Asheville

State:

NC

Zip:

28801

Telephone:

(828) 450-5462

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Email:

gvgcinternational@yahoo.com

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Founder/Director of Stories on Asheville's Front Porch. Storytelling Teacher at UNCA Reuters College for Seniors. Have taught storytelling to over 3,000 students. Tellabration Teller. I enjoy performing at dinner parties, luncheons, conferences, schools, libraries for children and/or adults. Member and former Board Member of the Asheville Storytelling Circle.

 

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Name:

Lovett, Sherry

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Address:

PO Box 280

City:

Little Switzerland

State:

NC

Zip:

28749

Telephone:

(828) 467-9955

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Email:

sherrylovettstoryteller@gmail.com

Website:

www.lovettlife.blogspot.com

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Sherry Lovett has been a middle school teacher, elementary media specialist, homeschooler, educational cooperative leader, teaching artist for Penland School of Crafts, workshop facilitator, and, through it all, a storyteller. Through mystical Celtic stories, haunting ballads, historical narratives, and wise and wonderful folktales, Sherry swirls together a magical stew to delight audiences from school assemblies to a variety of adult performances. She connects with her audiences through universal themes and delivers stories with beautiful language and graceful movements. Her mission is to inspire, encourage, entertain, and connect with people through the art of storytelling.

 

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Name:

Miller, David Joe

Company Name:

Address:

PO Box 6829

City:

West Asheville

State:

NC

Zip:

28816

Telephone:

828-808-1150

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Email:

davidjoetells@yahoo.com

Website:

www.davidjoemiller.com

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David Joe Miller is the former staff storyteller for the National Storytelling Association in Jonesborough, TN. In 1994 he founded the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild. He tours in the United States and internationally. Audiences include Disney, Smithsonian, World Bank, Library of Congress and former Vice President, Al Gore and family. He's worked in dozens of school systems all over the country and has toured extensively in the North Carolina schools, helping 3rd and 4th grade writing students to become better narrative writers. He's dynamic on stage for audiences of all ages. Schools/Libraries/Festivals and Corporate venues.

 

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Name:

Miller, Elena

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City:

Fletcher

State:

NC

Zip:

Telephone:

(828) 684-0481

Cellphone:

Email:

elenamiller@bellsouth.net

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Storytelling folksinger: Eastern US Festivals; Academy Theatre Atlanta actress; cameo in Peter Sellar's movie, "Being There"; Folk programs Karl Zeiss Schools, Berlin; Nashville Network; National Park Service Interpreter St Louis Arch 100th Anniversary Celebration of Park Service, Carl Sandburg Home, Grand Canyon, others. First Place National Award 1982 "Best Performing Arts Program in Parks," three Regional Interpretive Excellence Awards. Founded Carl Sandburg Annual Folk Music/Storytelling Festival; Featured in Southern Living Magazine twice; UNC theatre/English M.A., graduate teaching credentials; NC Arts Council artist in schools. Guitar, autoharp, dulcimer. Chataqua presenter/ folklore/ fables/tales/ personal stories for Children or Adults.

 

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Name:

Rainey, Lee

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Address:

6737 Wheeler Dr.

City:

Charlotte

State:

NC

Zip:

28211

Telephone:

(704) 364-3063

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Email:

gleerainey@aol.com

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I am a 5th generation North Carolina native whose stories reflect my rich Southern Heritage. I will entertain you with tales for all ages that encourage, motivate, and make you laugh!

"Lee's enthusiasm will take you along with him into his story!"
- Karen-Eve Bayne, Director of DO TELL Storyfestival NC

"The first time I heard Lee Rainey, he was telling 'East of the Sun and West of the Moon', and I was mesmerized by his storytelling"
- Ramona Moore-Big Eagle, founder Charlotte Guild

 

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Name:

Reeder, Nancy

Company Name:

Twisted Hair Connection

Address:

City:

Franklin

State:

NC

Zip:

Telephone:

(828) 369-1927

Cellphone:

Email:

twhconnect@yahoo.com

Website:

www.twistedhairconnection.com

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Nancy is an educator, storyteller, and writer. She taught elementary school for 23 years where her passion for storytelling developed. Her stories range from myths and legends to folk tales and fairy tales, with her own personal stories as well. She has developed and performed numerous pieces including “Tales from the Trail,” based on stories from her thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. With her master’s degree in storytelling from East Tennessee State University, she is available for workshops in storytelling.

 

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Name:

Regan-Blake, Connie

Company Name:

StoryWindow Productions

Address:

PO Box 2898

City:

Asheville

State:

NC

Zip:

28802

Telephone:

(828) 258-1113

Cellphone:

Email:

connie@storywindow.com

Website:

www.storywindow.com

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With playful elegance, Connie Regan-Blake transforms an audience into an intimate circle of friends. From old-timey mountain tales to surprising, heroic adventures of everyday living, her school assemblies, family, and adult performances are flavored with the humor and wisdom of Connie’s Irish heritage and Southern roots.

Connie, a respected storytelling workshop leader in Asheville & beyond, welcomes those who want to enrich their professional and personal lives.

Praised by national media, Connie has been honored with prestigious “Circle of Excellence” and “Life time Achievement” Awards

 

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Shealy, Wallace

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City:

Weaverville

State:

NC

Zip:

28787

Telephone:

(828) 581-4603

Cellphone:

Email:

story@wallaceshealy.com

Website:

story.wallaceshealy.com

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The Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast by jury in 2010 declared Shealy - the Bold-Faced Liar Champion.
With a twinkle in his eye, Shealy said, “of course I embellished the truth slightly.” The Mountain Xpress said in their opinion “Shealy exaggerates more than slightly.” The Tribune revealed that this upstanding local had been caught lying. It doesn’t matter if he is recalling a tale from his childhood, telling a story based on the Good Book or spinning a yarn you will be delighted listening to him stretch the truth all out of proportion.

 

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Name:

Sims, Wayne & Jane

Company Name:

The Storytelling Sims

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Telephone:

904-823-7969

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Email:

StoryBuff@aol.com

Website:

www.storynet.org/teller/directory.php?ID=486

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The Storytelling Sims are Humorists, Historians & Tandem Tellers.
This charming couple entertains with tales from Tradition, Legend, Lore, Literature & Life. 24 consecutive years performing at the nationally renowned "Florida Folk Festival;" 15 years stepping aboard St. Johns Riverkeeper Eco-Heritage cruises as "America's First Travel Writers" William Bartram and Constance Fenimore Woolson; as Humanities Scholars performing "All's Fair in Love & War," the love story of Florida's Confederate General Edmund Kirby-Smith and his bride Cassie Selden, bringing forth World War II nostalgia with "Holding Down the Homefront: Shortages, Submarines, Saboteurs, & War Bonds," the romance of "Ancient City Tourism: 1870 - 1940," or entertaining with "When Florida Was The Wild West" featuring tales of Cracker cattle barons, ranchers and cow hunters -- and hundreds of performances before library, community and special event audiences from Carolina's Blue Ridge to Florida's "River of Grass."

 

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Name:

St. Clair, Charlie

Company Name:

Address:

14 Ellenwood Dr.

City:

Asheville

State:

NC

Zip:

28804

Telephone:

(828) 253-8377

Cellphone:

Email:

charliestclair@charter.net

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I have been telling stories to family and friends all my life. All my stories are true...some of them actually happened. Some of my stories are humorous, some will make you think. All of them are entertaining.
Currently Treasurer of the Asheville Storytelling Circle; member for 4 years. Performed in the "Tales of Union County" in Union, SC, at the Laurinburg NC Bold Faced Liars Showdown and Tellabration! Asheville. Performed with Living Story Theater improvisational theater group for 8 years.

 

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Name:

Todd, Donna Marie

Company Name:

The Singer of Stories

Address:

City:

Black Mountain

State:

NC

Zip:

28711

Telephone:

(828) 664-1657

Cellphone:

Email:

donnamarie@donnamarietodd.net

Website:

www.donnamarietodd.net

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The Singer of Stories, Donna Marie Todd is a professional storyteller, singer, writer and teaching artist. She provides programs, workshops and retreats for conferences, schools, and churches. Expect to hear fabulous singing when she visits - she received her vocal performance training at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and always includes song in her storytelling.

Her engaging stories are original works of art, with the exception of the Holy Scriptures and the mountain Jack Tales. A former magazine publisher, Donna Marie is now the editor of The Biblical Storyteller magazine.

 

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