Over 40 years ago, a high school journalism teacher and a carload of students heard Grand Ole Opry regular Jerry Clower spin a tale over the radio about coon hunting in Mississippi. And the teacher, Jimmy Niel Smith, had a sudden inspiration: Why not have a storytelling festival right here in northeast Tennessee?

The festival now, in its 42nd year and acclaimed as one of the top 100 events in North America, sparked a renaissance of storytelling across the country. To spearhead the revival, Smith and a few other story lovers founded the National Storytelling Association. The founding organization became the center of an ever-widening movement that continues to gain momentum to this day.
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Updated
August 8, 2018
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28M
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