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Planting seeds: Guild hits the road to spread the word

With cheers and laughter, seven Jonesborough Storytelling Guild members boarded a bus Friday, intent upon the mission of spreading the word.

“There are so many people that don’t know what storytelling is,” said Linda Poland, a member of the guild and Jonesborough’s resident storyteller. “There are so many people that don’t know they have a story. If we can get to some of these veterans, some of these children, they can know that they have importance.”

The guild will be winding their way from Jonesborough to Kansas City, Missouri, for the National Storytelling Network Conference, set to begin July 30. Along the way, they will be telling Jonesborough stories to some new audiences. More...

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