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2025 Featured Storytellers

Charlotte Blake Alston breathes life into ancient and contemporary tales. In this electronic age, Charlotte does what stories have achieved for thousands of years and engage the imagination, underscore human commonalities and reiterate life lessons gained from centuries of human experience. All programs draw on the rich source of stories, songs, games and rhythmic elements that are hallmarks of the African and African American oral traditions. https://www.charlotteblakealston.com/

Bil Lepp is an award-winning storyteller, author, and recording artist. He’s the host of the History Channel’s Man Vs History series. Though a five time champion of the WV Liars’s Contest, Lepp’s stories often contain morsels of truth which present universal themes in clever and witty ways. “Just as New Jersey has Bruce Springsteen, West Virginia has…Bil Lepp.” – Goldenseal Magazine   https://www.leppstorytelling.com/

Cooper Braun was raised by granola eating coyotes in Boulder Colorado. He was awarded the 2018 JJ Reneaux Emerging Artist Award and the 2022 Regional Excellence Award by the National Storytelling Network. Since the beginning of the pandemic Cooper has become one of the leading producers of virtual storytelling shows. Cooper’s stories remind us that fairy tales were never just for children. That traditional stories can be funny, dark, poignant, and anything but dry.  https://www.cooperbraun.com/

Mo Reynolds shares stories to foster connection and invite compassion. Based in Idaho, Mo travels the country braiding folk and fairy tales with stories from her own life, throwing in some tall tales for fun. She brings storytelling to audiences, congregations, classrooms, and conference rooms. Mo helps us see that we are all connected by some key human truths and that we have far more in common than we think. https://www.moreynolds.com/