Milligan hosts storytelling festival

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Nov 20, 2008) –The first annual Milligan College Storytelling Festival, Tales from Buffalo Creek, will be held Monday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. in the college’s new Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts.

Hosted by Milligan’s storytelling class, the evening’s presentation will include stories from guest speakers Rebecca Alexander, Dick Morris, Mary Graham and more. Students enrolled in Milligan’s storytelling class also will participate.

Alexander is a professional storyteller from East Tennessee. She is a member of the National Storytelling Foundation, ETSU Tale Tellers and Network of Biblical Storytellers. She performs regularly with the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild. Alexander holds a bachelor’s degree from Milligan and a master’s of education degree in storytelling from East Tennessee State University.

Morris uses storytelling as part of his ministry as a pastor. Additionally, he does part-time voiceovers and is the recorded storyteller on the Secret Garden Tour at the George Washington Carver National Monument.

Graham is a local ghost storyteller and English teacher.

The evening will include stories of personal importance, fiction, jack tales and ghost tales. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available after the festival as well as an opportunity to speak with the storytellers.

For more information, contact Dr. Bruce Montgomery, professor of communications, at 423.461.8776.

Posted by on November 20, 2008.