‘Buffalo Tales’ features Jonesborough Storytellers Guild members Gayleen and Larry Kelley MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Sept. 5, 2013)—Milligan College will once again host “Buffalo Tales with the Guild,” featuring members of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild on Friday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in the McGlothlin-Street Theatre in Milligan’s Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. General admission is $5 ($3 for students and children). All proceeds will benefit Milligan’s Introduction to Storytelling class. Tickets will be sold at the door. For advance tickets, contact Bruce Montgomery at 423.461.8776. The featured storytellers include Molly Catron, Amy Yeary Holmes, Larry and Gayleen Kelley, Saundra Kelley, Leon Overbay, “Mountain Man” Bob Phillips and Madelyn Rohrer. Molly Catron is a Kingsport, Tenn., resident and a retired executive from Eastman Chemical Company. For the last several years, she has been telling stories as a consultant to organizations such as LG Company and for a cruise line. Milligan alumna Amy Yeary Holmes has been telling stories to audiences since the fourth grade. Her storytelling repertoire revolves around spiritual issues of grief and loss, shame and guilt, and hope and healing for the lost soul. Larry Kelley is a talented full-time storyteller and workshop presenter from Chuckey, Tenn. He has a master’s degree in storytelling from East Tennessee State University where he has served as a part-time adjunct storytelling instructor for 10 years. His wife, Gayleen, joined the guild in 1994. She is a member of the Tennessee Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling (TAPPS) and has served as president of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild. She performs regularly in churches, schools, nursing homes and at storytelling festivals. Saundra Kelley is the current president of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild. She is a 2007 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she earned a master’s degree in storytelling performance. She is the author of “Southern Appalachian Storytellers: Interviews with Sixteen Keepers of the Oral Tradition” (McFarland Publishers, 2011). Leon Overbay specializes in southern humor and performance poetry. He is a lifelong resident of the Boones Creek community, and he writes poems and stories about growing up in rural East Tennessee. He is a founding member of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild and a charter member of the Barter Storytellers. “Mountain Man” Bob Phillips creates and tells his own stories from the mountains. His stories about the South Central community and its people keep audiences laughing in their seats. He has been telling stories professionally since 1994. Madelyn Rohrer is a performing member of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild and the National Storytelling Network. She tells patriotic, folklore, “old car” and family stories, often incorporating music into her tales. To learn more about the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild, visit www.storytellersguild.org. For more information about arts events at Milligan, visit www.milligan.edu/arts. ### MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs. To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-447-5922. Categories: Archives, Milligan Press Release Posted by tommy on September 5, 2013.