In October of 1996, thirty-eight storytellers and many more story lovers gathered at Jackson's Mill for the first annual West Virginia Storytelling Festival. This event helped further the cause of storytelling in West Virginia with the official creation of the West Virginia Storytelling Guild. Prior to that, individual storytellers of West Virginia were working hard to keep the cultural art of storytelling from slipping away into time. Through their hard work, a time-honed craft has been saved for future generations.
Twenty years later, the West Virginia Storytelling Guild shares stories, teaches storytelling, and grows new storytellers and story listeners. We honor those who provide outstanding service and recognition to storytelling in our state. We keep traditions alive and foster new growth.
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