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Featured Tellers for 2024

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Dovie Thomason

Dovie Thomason imagines herself as a river, fed by many streams: Lakota, Apache, and Scot Traveller ancestry, urban Chicago, rural Texas and international travels, the Internet and Indigenous elders, family teachings, kitchen table wisdom, and university classrooms — and draws on those contrasts and cultures in her work. Conveying these stories respectfully and responsibly is Thomason’s calling and has made her one of the most respected and admired storytellers of her generation.  When she adds personal stories and untold histories, the result is a contemporary narrative of Indigenous history and identity in North America told provocatively with elegance, wit, and passion.
She has been featured at countless prominent global events, including the Kennedy Center, National Museum of the American Indian, the Smithsonian, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and festivals from Tennessee to Estonia, New Zealand to New Mexico. She has shared storytelling as an Artist-in-Education on many state rosters for over thirty years.  She is a recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence award and the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers’ Traditional Storyteller Award.


Hannah Harvey

Hannah Harvey is a nationally-known Appalachian storyteller whose energy is contagious.  Her work has been featured on a variety of platforms, from The National Storytelling Festival to Yale University’s Psychiatric Grand Rounds; in workshops for rural physicians & keynotes for leaders of multinational tech & engineering corporations; and in three courses on storytelling and folklore with The Great Courses and Audible.  Hannah uses her Ph.D. in Performance Studies to craft stories from contemporary oral history and ancient folklore, and she loves finding those nuggets of deep truth and cultural identity welling up from folk traditions and everyday tales.  Hannah has led workshops internationally and won teaching awards, but her greatest teaching moments happen with her family.  Her stories about strong folk heroines and contemporary coal miners come from the rich cultural heritage of her native home in the mountains of northeast TN.  Critics have called her work “very funny” (Theatre Guide London) and “deeply moving” (Classical Voice of North Carolina). 

Hannah Harvey website

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Charmaine is a graduate of San Jose State University in San Jose, California and has performed and directed for many theater companies across the United States. Her extensive film credits include, Peggy Sue Got Married, Major Payne, Hannibal, Thomas Jefferson, An American Scandal, a worshiper in the PBS mini-series the Abolitionists, the role of Minerva in The Spielberg Lincoln Film, a free slave woman in Killing Lincoln, and a laundry servant in the AMC television series Turn. Charmaine was a background player in a pilot episode in The Kevin Durant T.V. Series. She also played several background roles in Ethan Hawke's Showtime series Good Lord Bird.

Her extensive theater credits include major roles in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf, God’s Trombones, A Raisin In The Sun, Home, Death and the Maiden, North Star, and the list goes on. 
Charmaine is a living History Interpreter. Her presentations celebrate the lives of Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Sukey, Dolly Madison’s personal servant. As a modern day griot, she tells stories and dramatizes tales from various African tribes.

Carolina Quiroga

Carolina is a bilingual storyteller who engages her audience with Latin American stories from El Río Grande to La Patagonia. Since arriving in the US, she has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival and The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, among other events. Carolina has toured numerous schools, libraries, museums, and cultural institutions from east to west, sharing the richness of Latin American and Hispanic folklore. As a teacher-artist for The Wolf Trap Institute of Early Learning since 2016, Carolina created an integrated curriculum for Pre-K classrooms in San Antonio, Texas. She is part of the TAPAS (Teaching Artists Presenting in Asheville Schools) today. Her dedication to stories brought her to produce her literary podcast, Tres Cuentos, which showcases Latin America’s literature and can be found at her website. Today, Carolina showcases animated videos for kids, parents, and teachers to enjoy on her YouTube Channel  @CarolinaQuirogaStoryteller.

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