In 1903, Dr. Richard Wyche, a professor of literature at the University of Tennessee, looked to the stars and, being inspired, created the first organized storytellers league of its kind. Dr. Wyche served as its president for 16 years, facilitated storytelling classes, and spurred an interest in the art. Today, the National Storytellers League seeks to actively preserve and encourage the oral tradition, and its members continue to span the country and to promote the art of Storytelling.
The National Storytellers League and its affiliates join other storytelling enthusiasts around the globe to celebrate the art and power of storytelling on or about the Saturday before Thanksgiving, and each celebration reflects the personality of the members who host them. Want more information?
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