Performing Members

Performing Members of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild

This is a list of Jonesborough Storytellers Guild currently available storytellers, with information about what, how, where, and to whom they like to tell. Click the name to see a performer’s biography and contact information. For revisions and updates, email Webmaster.
 

Rebecca Alexander
Rebecca Alexander
Types of stories: Family, Children’s, Humorous, Personal, Inspirational/ Religious
Preferred Audience: Teens, Adults, Mixed ages
Preferred Settings: Churches, Hospitals, Assisted Living Facilities, Festivals, Civic Organizations, Businesses
Special Talents: In costume for Biblical stories

 

Terry Arrington

Terry Arrington

Types of stories: All
All settings and audiences

 

 

 

 

Molly Catron
Molly CatronTypes of stories: All
All settings and audiences

 

 

 

 

Judy Donley

Judy Donley

Types of stories: Historical, Family,Original/Creative, Humorous, Adventure,

Personal, Inspirational/ Religious, Women in Aviation, Military
Preferred Audience: Adults, Mixed Ages
Preferred Settings: Churches, Festivals, Civic Organizations, Businesses, Workshops, Schools

 

 

Judy “Butterfly” Farlow

Types of stories: Endless and diverse stock for all ages. Specializing in personal and original stories of strong women, shivery scary tales and specialties for the holidays (Christmas, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween)
Preferred Settings: All (libraries, festivals, civic organizations,
businesses, schools, assisted living facilities, etc)
Special Talents: Historical and authentic character portrayals, puppets and ventriloquism.
Offers workshops.

 

Isaac Freeman

Types of Stories: Appalachian, Family, Scary, Original/Creative, Humorous, Personal, Inspirational/ Religious
Preferred Audience: Teens, Adults, Mixed Ages
Preferred Settings: Churches, Festivals, Civic Organizations, Businesses, Large Group Settings

 

 

 

Mary Lawrence

Mary Lawrence

Types of stories: Folktales, personal, literary, historical, tall tales, ghost stories
Preferred settings: Festivals, schools, libraries, parks, family gatherings
Preferred audiences: Children, adults, families, mixed ages

 

 

 

Tama Lunceford

Types of stories: Folk tales, personal stories, fairy tales, Jack tales
Preferred settings: Any
Preferred audience: All

 

 

 

Tony Marr

Types of stories: personal stories, inspirational
Preferred settings: Any
Preferred audience: All

 

 

 

David Joe Miller

Types of stories: Folk tales, personal stories, and scary stories.
Preferred settings: Festivals, family gatherings, corporate and business events, schools and libraries

 

 

 

 

Pamela Miller

Pam Miller 1

Types of stories: All
All settings and audiences

 

 

 

 

 

Bruce Montgomery Bruce Montgomery - 1
Types of Stories: Historical, Family, Original/Creative, Humorous, Inspirational/ Religious
Preferred Audience: Adults, Mixed Ages
Preferred Settings: Churches, Hospitals, Festivals, Businesses, Workshops, Schools

 

 

Betty Ann Polaha 

Types of stories: All
All settings and audiences

 

 

 

 

Linda Poland
Types of stories: Historical, Appalachian, Family, Scary, Original/Creative, Humorous, Adventure, Personal, Inspirational/ Religious, World War II
Preferred Audience: Adults, Mixed Ages
Preferred Settings: Churches, Hospitals, Festivals, Civic Organizations, Businesses, Workshops, Schools
Special Talents: Costumed Characterization

 

Delanna Reed

Types of stories: All
All settings and audiences

 

 

 

 

Joy Salberg joy-galley
Types of stories: All
All settings and audiences

 

 

 

 

Catherine Yael Serota
Catherine is a native of Asheville NC who brings to the stage Appalachian historical, folk, and tall tales, personal vignettes, and literary masterpieces seasoned with humor. Extensive travel and educational pursuits lend cultural relevance to stories that leave an emotional tang.

 

 

 

Wallace Shealy
With a twinkle in his eye Shealy said, “of course I embellished the truth slightly.” The Mountain Xpress said in their opinion “Shealy exaggerates more than slightly.” The Tribune revealed that this upstanding local had been caught lying. It doesn’t matter if he is recalling a tale from his childhood, telling a story based on the Good Book or spinning a yarn you will be delighted listening to him stretch the truth all out of proportion.

 

 

Libby Tipton

Types of Stories: Jack Tales, Historical, Tall Tales, Appalachian, Family, Scary, Children’s, Original/Creative, Humorous, Personal, Inspirational/ Religious
All audiences and settings
Special Talents: American Sign Language