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Jonesbrough Storytelling Initative
April 6, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 11, 2017
If you were “poor but didn’t know it”, if you served in the military, if you farmed, if you taught school- or taught a family of youngsters, if you’ve traveled the world, if you helped raise your brothers and sisters, we want your wisdom, and your stories. Please be part of the Jonesborough Storytelling Initiative.
Everyone has a story to share and the Jonesborough Storytelling Initiative wants to help do just that. Be part of preserving the stories of our lives. Do you have a story you’d like to share about yourself, your parents, or you grandparents? Or would you like to be a story catcher, to gather these important stories- full of wisdom from a bygone time?
The Jonesborough Storytelling Initiative is dedicated to bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds to strengthen our community and enrich the lives of those who live here through the power of our stories.
The Jonesborough Senior Storytellers Program is the first milestone and is dedicated to collecting, sharing, and preserving those cherished stories about a way of life that made us the strong generation we are today. The program leaders will guide individuals through one-on-one sessions and story circles. The collecting, sharing, and preserving of these stories with the Jonesborough Senior Storytellers Program will lead up to a published book and storytelling performance in the fall.
These stories will be collected on audio and video to be used in future publications. The purpose is to share our collected wisdom and to help future generations know what it is like to work hard, to serve our community or country, and raise the kind of families that put people before things.
The first story circle will be held at the Jonesborough Senior Center beginning on Thursday April 6th and continuing every Thursday in April as well as May 4 and 11 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Please call (423) 753-4781 to schedule a day to share your story.