A Festival of Storytelling for the whole family will take
place on April 20, 2013, from 12-7pm at Governor John Sevier’s Marble Springs
State Historic Site. This event is sponsored by the Governor John Sevier Memorial
Association and the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association. Professional storytellers
will perform live all day, with humor, traditional, historic, Appalachian
tales, & tall tales. Food and drink will be available. Guests should bring
chairs and/or blankets to sit on.
Youth Storytelling Showcase will take place from 12-2pm,
featuring Rebecca & Sarah Bird, National Youth Storytelling Showcase
Torchbearers, and students from local schools.
At 3pm, our special guest, Jack Neely, author of Knoxville’s
“Secret History,” will share stories.
adult, $3 student (age 7-18), under six free. Parking is free.
activities take place at the Marble Springs State Historic Site: 1220 West
Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920.
Programming assistance for this event is provided by the Arts
& Heritage Fund and Knox County. Marble Springs is funded under an
agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation,
Tennessee Historical Commission, and supplemented by additional funds raised by
the Governor John Sevier Memorial Association.