Welcome to our website
Jonesborough Storytellers Guild


Our purpose is to preserve and perpetuate storytelling
and to promote the art and craft of storytelling.


Video created by Karen and Tom Hitchcock of Blue River Studio 

click here to see JSG storytellers in action  

Gallery

1st Storytelling Event June 1994

1998 Members

Tellabration 2023

Jonesborough Novelty Band Tellabration 2023

Hannah Harvey - Featured Teller Tellabration 2023

Graveyard Tales 2023

JSG Porch Telling at Storytelling Resource Center

Dr. Pam Miller at the ISC

Judy "Butterfly" Farlow with the Girl Scout Storytelling Class, 2023

Community Outreach Programs 2023

Executive Board  as of January 1, 2024

President: Sherrie Peters

Vice President: Sam Smith

Treasurer:  Betty J. Sotherland

Corresponding Secretary: Evelyn Edwards

Recording Secretary: David Webb

Ex-Officio Member: Pam Miller

Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator:  Tammy Dycus

Webmaster:  Ellender Rose Webster 

History

The Jonesborough Storytellers Guild has celebrated over 30 years of sharing live storytelling in downtown Jonesborough on Tuesday night.

Our Guild is the longest running Storytelling Guild in the United States as well the only Guild in the Nation that offers a weekly public performance venue. Prior to the creation of our guild, the only live Storytelling was once a year at the National Storytelling Festival.

There were seven creative founding members in June 1994:
     David Joe Miller
     G Lee Hearl
     Carole Ann Huebner
     Jack Huebner
     Leon Overbay
     Bob Phillips
     Linda Poland

These founding members saw the need and made a commitment to bring live Storytelling to our town. Since then our guild has grown and been faithful to their cause bringing first class entertainment to the pub
lic  each Tuesday Night.   Come celebrate with us with Stories n' More!