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Annual Conference


Kentucky Storytelling Conference 2023

November 3 - 4, 2023

The Corbin Center

222 Corbin Center Drive, Corbin, KY 40701


Registration: Registration is open. Early bird discounts end October 7th. Again this year, KSA Members may bring a 'Plus 1' at KSA member rates - you'll need to register your 'Plus 1' at the same time you register yourself.



Featured Teller: Heather Forest



Nationally acclaimed storyteller, Heather Forest, is a modern day bard who has appeared in theatres, schools, literature conferences, and storytelling festivals throughout the United States and abroad. Her dynamic fusion of original music, poetry, and the sung and spoken word brings multicultural folktales to life in the imagination of her listeners. The comedy and pathos of point of view, the mysteries of womenfolk, the trickster, the fool, quests and journeys are threads on this noted storyteller's colorful loom. Heather Forest brings elegance, wit, and the poet's touch to classic tales from the treasury of world folklore.

Her storytelling has been featured numerous times at the National Storytelling Festival, Tennessee. She has shared her unique storytelling works at The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., the Discovery Theatre at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., and at international festivals including the Sidmouth Folk Festival, England, Tales of Graz, Austria, and at the Glistening Waters Storytelling Festival, New Zealand. She has published seventeen folktale recordings and books and has won an American Library Association Notable Record Award, two Parent's Choice Gold Awards, and three Storytelling World Honor Awards. A pioneer in the American storytelling renaissance, Heather Forest is a recipient of the Circle of Excellence Award presented by the National Storytelling Network, U.S.A. for performance skill and the 2021 Talking Leaves Award for her contributions to storytelling literature.


'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 Conference2023@kystory.org, or call Charlotte 803-984-8635.


Sign Language Interpreters are provided upon request. Please contact us by September 30th to request interpretation using the Registration form or email conference2023@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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