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Milligan to host evening of storytelling, April 27

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (April 21, 2017)—Milligan College will host its 9th annual Buffalo Tales on Thursday, April 27. There will be two separate performances with entirely different tellers and tales, 4 and 7 p.m., in the college’s McGlothlin-Street Theatre, located in the Gregory Center. The event is free and open to the public.

This family-friendly event is led by Dr. Bruce Montgomery, professor of communication, and serves as the final exam for students in storytelling class.

Montgomery sees storytelling as a creative way to influence and teach others.

“I believe stories are to be told,” said Montgomery. “Oral storytelling is an amazing interaction between the storyteller, the audience and the story. We have a talented group of students this year who have shown great progress in the art of selecting, crafting and delivering stories.”

For students, Buffalo Tales is a mix of apprehension and excitement.
“Telling a personal story to an audience leaves you completely vulnerable, but I am excited to see how the public responds,” said Tessa Gonce, a senior who plans not only to tell an emotional personal story, but also a light-hearted children’s story.

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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 800-262-8337.

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