The schedule is subject to change.

Our Sign Language Interpreters:

Joel Hill is from Knoxville, Tennessee, where he learned American Sign Language as a houseparent at the Tennessee School for the Deaf. Joel has worked in the field since 1969. He has interpreted for the Tejas Festival since 1990. In his spare time he is a songwriter and member of the band Sleepy Creek. He is a nationally certified ASL interpreter.
Libby Tipton is a professional sign language interpreter from Flag Pond, TN.  Now in her 42nd year of interpreting, she currently works as the Interpreter Coordinator for Tennessee Schools for the Deaf in Knoxville. Libby also works as a freelance interpreter, a workshop presenter, and a consultant on deafness, focusing on storytelling and Appalachian culture.  Having deaf parents, she was always a natural communicating other people’s stories through her hands.  Now Libby tells her own tales about life in a colorful deaf Appalachian family.

Thursday, March 10

Times

Central US Time

Event

Presenters & Emcees
7:00-9:00pm

Scary Stories Concert

Kim Lehman, Eldrena Douma, Tim Tingle, Sue Kuentz, David Brock, Decee Cornish, MaryAnn Blue, and Colin Urwin

Emcee: Jacqui Rash

Friday, March 11

Times

Central US Time

Event

Presenters & Emcees

9:00–9:05am

Land Acknowledgement

Tim Tingle

9:05–10:30am

Featured and Special Tellers Concert: Learning Day

Anne Rutherford, Decee Cornish, Donna Ingham, Eldrena Douma, Carolina Quiroga, Toni Simmons and Tim Tingle

Emcee: Jaye McLaughlin 

11:00am–12:30pm

Iconic Texas: Alamo Stories

Elizabeth Ellis, Dale Schultz, Decee Cornish, and Donna Ingham

Emcee: Fred Peters

12:30–1:30pm

Lunchtime Conversations

Elizabeth Ellis will lead the swap and discussion

1:30–3:00pm

Elders Speak: Stories from Tejas Storytelling Association's Long Time Members

Traphene Hickman, Reba Ott, Jennifer Curtis, Dalton Gregory, Leslie Buie and Pam Pipkin

Emcee: Mel Davenport

3:30–5:00pm

Story Slam! The Plain Truth - 5 Minute Stories

Gloria Kunnapilly, Kanute Rarey, Kathy Witten, Maria Gillen, Mayra Diaz, Nancy Matthews, Rebecca Hom, Rosie Best-Cutrer, and Viola Blocker

Emcee: Michael Guinn 

5:30–6:30pm

TSA Annual Membership Meeting

David Clauch and the Board

7:30–7:45pm

Pre-Concert Music

David Goodroe

8:00–10:00pm

Featured and Special Tellers Concert

Anne Rutherford, Eldrena Douma, Toni Simmons, Caroline Quiroga,  and Tim Tingle

Emcee: MaryAnn Blue

Saturday, March 12

Times

Central US Time

Event

Presenters & Emcees

9:00–10:30 a.m.

Greet the Day with a Poem

Beth Ayers, Ann Marie Newman, Daniel Jones, Anne McCrady, Tim Tingle, Charles Williams, and Deb Ann Allison
Emcee: Anne McCrady

11:00am–12:30pm

Meet Clementine Ryder: Tall Tales of Wild West Adventure

Anne Rutherford as Clementine Ryder

Emcee: Valerie Kimball

12:30–1:30pm

Lunchtime Conversations

Marian Fleishmann will lead the swap and discussion.

2:00-3:15pm

Youth Storytelling Concert

Zula B. Wylie Youth Tellers, "Tell Me A Story" Youth Club/Heart of Texas Storytelling Guild

Emcee: Sue Kuentz

3:45–5:45pm

Texas Liars Contest

Margaret Clauder, Kevin Cogan, Dean Keith, Bernadette Nason, Kanute Rarey, Lorene Stilwell, Colin Urwin, M.J. Kang, Marti Fallshore, and Joe Yoder

Emcee: Donna Ingham

6:15–6:45pm

Pre-Concert Music

Sleepy Creek

6:45–8:45pm

Featured and Special Tellers Concert

Anne Rutherford, Andy Hedges, Decee Cornish, Donna Ingham, and Carolina Quiroga

Emcee: Jiaan Powers

9:15–10:45pm

Cowboy Poetry

Charles Williams, Larry Thompson, John Pelham, Dove Schmidt, and Andy Hedges

Emcee: Waynetta Ausmus

Sunday, March 13

Times

Central US Time

Event

Presenters & Emcees

9:00–10:30am

Workshop
Songs of the Cowboys: The Roots and Origins of Old-Time Cowboy Music

Andy Hedges

Facilitator: Rick Davis

11:00am–12:30pm

Sacred Tales Concert

Jyoti Subramanian, Brooke Pillifant, Steve McCluer, Fran Stallings, Andy Hedges

Emcee: Peggy Helmick-Richardson

12:30–1:30pm

Lunchtime Conversations

Chester Weems will lead the swap and discussion

2:00–3:30 p.m.

Workshop: Rock Your Storytelling

Anne Rutherford

Facilitator: Dru Woods

4:00–4:30pm

Tejas Storytelling Association Awards

5:00–6:30pm

Featured and Special Tellers Concert

Anne Rutherford, Andy Hedges, Decee Cornish, Donna Ingham, Eldrena Douma, Carolina Quiroga, Toni Simmons and Tim Tingle

Emcee: Hank Roubiek