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Ijams Nature Center

IJAMS SUNSET SERIES: A Summer Smorgasbord of Stories

Join the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association and Ijams Nature Center on July 25th for a summer night filled with tales of fun, history, adventure, and more as part of the Ijams Sunset Series.

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IJAMS SUNSET SERIES: A Summer Smorgasbord of Stories
IJAMS SUNSET SERIES: A Summer Smorgasbord of Stories

Time & Location

Jul 25, 2023, 7:00 PM – Jul 26, 2023, 8:30 PM

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About the Event

The Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association is comprised of folks who love telling, listening to, and rejoicing in our rich heritage of stories. You’ll find a multitude of telling styles and genres among our members: whether it’s traditional Appalachian tales, classical stories from foreign lands, contemporary fiction, or personal narratives, you’re never quite sure what you may find as the next story unfolds.  True to that form, on July 25 the storytellers will offer a "Summer Smorgasbord" of stories, where tellers share some of their personal favorite stories, old and new!

Featured storytellers for the evening include: Sheri Liles, Fred Goddard, and Roland Mote.

Doors open at 6 pm, stories begin at 7. Tickets for this event are $10 for adults, $5 for kids (ages 5-12).

The Ijams Beer Garden and concession area will be open all evening.

This event will be held on the lawn outside the Visitor Center, so bring your blankets or lawn chairs. Dogs are allowed to this event but must be kept on a leash. No outside alcohol allowed.

In case of inclement weather, this event will move inside to the large room in the Visitor Center. _______________________________

About the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association The Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association comprises folks who love telling, listening to, and rejoicing in our rich heritage of stories. For more information, find them on Facebook or check out www.smokymountaintellers.org.

Ijams Sunset Series is made possible by Boston Beer Co.

Featured tellers:

Sheri Liles: Her interest in Native American legends and Appalachian folk tales have shaped the stories she likes to tell. She’s even written a few of her own!

Fred Goddard: Fred?  Where to begin.

A member of the First Families of Tennessee who grew up in New Jersey.

The son of a farmer who once got assaulted by a chicken and the owner of a BA in History who had a career in Facilities management.

Fred blends all of this in his tales of history, family and fun.

Roland Mote: A retired professor of agricultural engineering, Roland is devoting more time to his love of storytelling. His stories draw upon the peculiarities and earthy humor gleaned from his family’s oral history, 70 plus years of personal experience with life in the country, and “just something heard somewhere."

Tickets

  • Individual Ticket

    Good for one individual (ages 13 and up)

    $10.00
    +$0.25 service fee
  • Child's Ticket

    Good For admission for one (ages 5-12)

    $5.00
    +$0.13 service fee

Total

$0.00

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