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Johnny Thomas Fowler

  • Murphy has produced multiple one-woman shows and storytelling performances across the country, mainly around the theme of baggage and travel. This is an excerpt from Murphy’s story. From the child to the woman, through the dark and into the light-a piece pulled from the trunks of a gloriously beautiful, totally messy, well-traveled life.
  • ”Let’s Get some firewood! I can borrow my friends brand new van to carry it in.” ecently Larry has performed at Tellabration, The Tarheel Teller’s Festival, Roadhouse Inn and The Old North State Storytelling Festival and placed first at the Mad Robot Storytelling Slam.
  • Robert Lynn “Bobby” McMillon (1951-2021) was a traditional ballad singer, musician, and storyteller from Yancey County, N.C. He grew up hearing firsthand the scary stories and witch tales that his family told. He is considered one of the leading authorities in Southern Appalachian music.
  • At Peace is mood poem, a sober reflection of acceptance, a simple snapshot with a thoughtful glance as time stands still, “Oh, I love that word melancholy.”
  • Every Man Heart Lay Down is a Liberian Christmas tale originally collected and retold by children’s book author Lorentz Graham.
  • A native of West Virginia , Donna Marie Todd trained in classical vocal performance at the renowned Peabody Conservatory of Music with Metropolitan opera soprano Marilyn Cotlow and now writes and performs a unique combination of original story woven with artful song.
  • In this story, Kathy explains what Bar-B-Que really is, or isn’t. “That is not Bar-B-Que, that’s cooking out!”
  • Linda Goodman, a Virginia Appalachian Mountain native of Melungeon descent, learned the art of storytelling from her father, a former coal miner who was himself a master yarn spinner. Through her story, Linda reminds us that Thanksgiving is a special time, a time to appreciate loves ones, giving thanks for their health welfare, and that anyone with a loving family is rich indeed.
  • First Time Hunters is a true tale about not-so-experienced hunters and why all the children in Warnerville , NY first spelling word is “COW”.
  • The “Turtle and the Turkey ”, also known as, “How the Turkey got his Beard?” is a traditional Native American - Cherokee story. Nancy Basket helped form the first modern basketry guild in Seattle in 1980, moved to SC ten years later. She makes pine needle and kudzu baskets large and miniature, lamp shades, paper designs, kudzu cloth, and large 8′ sculptures depicting Cherokee stories.