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Volume 26, Number 10 — October 2018


Storytelling Festival is filled with history

In Jonesborough, Tennessee, the storytelling capital of the world, tickets are on sale for the National Storytelling Festival, an annual gathering of some of the world’s top talent.

Festival features international line-up of tellers

The National Storytelling Festival features three days of tall tales and personal stories throughout downtown historic Jonesborough.

Pre-festival and special events abound at Storytelling Festival

The National Storytelling Festival includes a handful of special events, workshops and pre-festival events in addition to its signature programming.

Two competitive marching band festivals held

Two marching band competitions are held locally in October.

Emory & Henry Band raises school spirit

Emory & Henry College has the only marching band in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

Arts for Youth Spotlight — Devin Mitchell

Devin Mitchell has a passion for creation

Devin Mitchell says he has a drive to create, which led him to art.

Actors from The London Stage recreate ‘Hamlet’ at East Tennessee State University

Although in America, Sir Patrick Stewart may be best known for his leadership of the starship Enterprise on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” he got his start at the Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, England, and joined the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company in 1966.

AAME speaker series continues

Arts Alliance Mountain Empire continues its Speaker Series with talks by Libby Falk Jones and Chris Slaughter.

Arts Array film series continues fall season

Virginia Highlands Community College continues the Fall 2018 Arts Array Film Series. Show times are Monday and Tuesday evenings at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Abingdon Cinemall.

Children’s authors to speak

King University welcomes Newbery Honor winners Katherine Paterson and Kimberly Brubaker Bradley to its 2018-2019 King Institute for Faith and Culture Lecture Series Monday, Oct. 22.

Wertz photo exhibit opens in Abingdon

The grand opening of the new building of the Historical Society of Washington County Virginia is combined with an exhibition of historic photographs, “Abingdon and Washington County through the Lens of Photographer, George N. Wertz 1875-1924.”

Shelley’s Frankenstein is celebrated for Halloween

King University celebrates a centuries-old scare this Halloween season, observing the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” with Institute for Faith and Culture Lecture Series guest speaker Christina Bieber Lake, Ph.D.

King professor featured in blog series

The American Society of Media Photographers recently featured professor Joe Strickland, chair of King University’s digital media art and design program, in the “Questions with an Educator” blog series.

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