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Donald Davis to tell tall tales May 14-15

Donald Davis, a master storyteller, is coming to the Jonesborough Visitors Center on May 14-15 at 7:30 p.m.
Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world that was rich in stories.
“I didn’t learn stories, I just absorbed them,” he says as he recounts tales and more tales learned from a family of traditional storytellers who have lived on the same Western North Carolina land since 1781.
Davis’ resume boasts numerous positions including Davidson College, Duke University Divinity School, a retired Methodist minister and former chairperson of the Board of Directors for the National Storytelling Association.
He has also served as a featured teller at the Smithsonian Institute, the World’s Fair as well as festivals and concerts throughout the United States and the world.
For Davis, storytelling is a way of giving and living life.
He invites each listener to come along, pull deep inside for one’s own stories and personally share and co-create the common experiences that celebrate the creative spirit.
“It is not what I do for a living, but it is how I do all that I do while I am living,” Davis says.
General admission to the Donald Davis concert is $12.
For tickets or more information, call 753-1010 or visit
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