Marble Springs features storytelling

Marble Springs will host the Smoky Mountain Storytellers on Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 2-4 pm. The event will feature performances by professional storytellers Shirley Nicholson, Kathleen Mavournin, Cuz Headrick, Sheri Liles, and Jennifer Alldredge. All performers are members of the National Storytelling Network, Volunteer State Tellers, Nashville, and Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association, which are non-profit organizations registered in Tennessee.

Attendees are invited to meet under the Marble Springs Pavillion and asked to bring their own chairs. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children. Parking is free.

This event is sponsored by Dogwood Arts Festival, Gov. John Sevier Memorial Association and Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association Programming assistance is provided by 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.

“Storytelling has been a part of the culture and heritage of humans since time began, says storyteller Janice Brooks Headrick. “We are hardwired to learn and retain through stories. It is the oldest and best way to teach, entertain and enlighten.”

Smoky Mountain Storytellers have spread their living words all over the U.S., and in China, Ireland, England, France, Denmark, Norway, and Africa. They have entertained and educated in parks, patios, schools, libraries, universities, distilleries, resorts, restaurants, churches, retirement villages, and museums.