Our purpose is to preserve and perpetuate storytelling
and to promote the art and craft of storytelling.

Click here to see our upcoming Stories & More lineup! 

In 2024, we're 30 years old!
Come celebrate with us!

The celebration will be ongoing for the rest of the year. Come and visit with us, hear some of our alumni tellers, and enjoy spending an evening with one of the oldest storytelling guilds - and the most active - in the Unites States.

Article from Johnson City Press dated March 25, 2024


1st Storytelling Event June 1994

1998 Members

Tellabration 2023

Jonesborough Novelty Band Tellabration 2023

Hannah Harvey - Featured Teller Tellabration 2023

Graveyard Tales 2023

JSG Porch Telling at Storytelling Resource Center

Dr. Pam Miller at the ISC

Judy "Butterfly" Farlow with the Girl Scout Storytelling Class, 2023

Community Outreach Programs 2023

Balladeer 2024

Executive Board  as of January 1, 2024

President: Sherrie Peters

Vice President: Sam Smith

Treasurer:  Betty J. Sotherland

Corresponding Secretary: Evelyn Edwards

Recording Secretary: David Webb

Ex-Officio Member: Pam Miller

Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator:  Tammy Dycus

Webmaster:  Ellender Rose Webster 


The Jonesborough Storytellers Guild has celebrated over 30 years of sharing live storytelling in downtown Jonesborough on Tuesday night.

Our Guild is the longest running Storytelling Guild in the United States as well the only Guild in the Nation that offers a weekly public performance venue. Prior to the creation of our guild, the only live Storytelling was once a year at the National Storytelling Festival.

There were seven creative founding members in June 1994:
     David Joe Miller
     G Lee Hearl
     Carole Ann Huebner
     Jack Huebner
     Leon Overbay
     Bob Phillips
     Linda Poland

These founding members saw the need and made a commitment to bring live Storytelling to our town. Since then our guild has grown and been faithful to their cause bringing first class entertainment to the pub
lic  each Tuesday Night.   Come celebrate with us with Stories n' More!