Featured Tellers for the 2018 Festival

The 2018 festival will feature Regi Carpenter, known for her family stories and award-winning personal narrative of mental illness Snap!; Lyn Ford, a fourth-generation Afrilachian teller of “home fried” tales; Andy Offutt Irwin, a Georgia humorist and balladeer; Michael Reno Harrell, a gifted songwriter known for his Appalachian grit and wit; and Rev. Robert Jones, Sr., a multi-instrumentalist and historian of the African American musical tradition. Links to their websites can be found on our home page and on our 2018 festival page (under "about" on our home page).