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Annual Conference



Kentucky Storytelling Conference 2024

Home is Where Your Story Begins

November 1 - 2, 2024

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

965 Lodge Road, Greenup, KY 41144




Featured Teller: Octavia Sexton


"With flesh and bone, heart and soul, a single thread; I weave my cultural traditions and wisdom into the fabric of the human experience."

A native of eastern Kentucky, Octavia grew up in a rich tradition of storytelling, hearing stories handed down from her English, Irish, and Cherokee ancestors. Her natural dialect transports the listener into the Appalachian Mountains - where 'haints' (ghosts) chill your blood, Jack tickles your funny bone, and the hills and hollers are full of surprises.   Octavia also shares personal experience stories and humorous anecdotes based on her life. She lived most of her growing up years without television or the convenience of indoor plumbing and had many experiences that range from the hilarious to the poignant.

Octavia attended a one room grade school in Eastern Kentucky; received a BA from Berea College in History/English Education; and did her graduate work in health education.  She is a published author and has recorded several CDs of her stories. Octavia has the tools to present and teach an appreciation for our Kentucky heritage as well as for our individual stories.

Can't wait? Here's smidgeon of Octavia's work to whet your appetite.

Watch! See you at the Conference!


'Whether you love to hear stories or tell stories,
you'll want to be here.'

Open Mic (when anyone may tell a story for up to 10 minutes)


Story Store (things to buy)

Door Prizes (things to win)

Freebie Table (things to take) 

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible Symbol All Facilities Accessible

Do you need other accommodations so events will be accessible? Please tell us. Use the Registration form, email 2024@kystory.org, or call .


Sign Language Interpreters are provided upon request. Please contact us by October 1st to request interpretation using the Registration form or email 2024@kystory.org.


If you are visually impaired, and you wish to have an assistant accompany you, your assistant will not be charged a registration fee. All other expenses for your assistant are your responsibility.  


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