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It's Worth Every Penny

Troy Messenger (Troy, AL) , January 14, 2008


Each October, I drive eight hours, one way, and spend about $500 to attend the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn.

Although that might seem a little pricy to hear folks "talk," it's worth every penny of it and more.

Over the years, my passion for the art has deepened and my list of favorite storytellers has lengthened. But at the very top are Donald Davis, Sheila Kay Adams, Kathryn Windham and the new "kid" on the block, Andy Offutt Irwin.

I take every opportunity to hear these four master storytellers and even make a few opportunities.

On Jan. 25 and 26, all four will be in Pike County at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival. And I don't know the words to begin to say what a rare and awesome opportunity this is.

I've heard them all dozens of times and I can hardly want to hear them again. They are the masters of the art of storytelling. This is a rare opportunity to hear them. It's here or Jonesborough.

Hope to see you here.

Subjects Covered: storytelling festivals

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