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Oral Narratives: A Culminating Event for JCPL's Artful Aging Program to be Held at International Storytelling Center
Johnson City, TN
10/04/2018 12:15 PM

Jonesborough’s International Storytelling Center will host “Oral Narratives,” a culminating event for Johnson City Public Library’s Artful Aging program. The event is on Sunday, October 28 from 2:00-4:00 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Participants in the “Oral Narratives” workshop will perform their original stories, which were written as part of the Seeding Artful Aging grant initiative at Johnson City Public Library. Audience members can meet the performers and learn about their experiences in this unique arts education program.

The “Oral Narratives” workshop was taught by Molly Catron. Catron is an adjunct professor at ETSU’s Department of Communication and an organizational development consultant who teaches organizations how to employ stories to teach, lead and inspire. She guided the Artful Aging performers in creating their original works to share with the public. 

Johnson City Public Library was awarded a Seeding Artful Aging grant in 2016. The library was selected by Aroha Philanthropies as one of only 15 non-profit organizations throughout the U.S. to receive this prestigious award.  Artful Aging programs enable adults 55 and up to learn, make, and share various art forms in novel and socially engaging ways.

To learn more about Artful Aging at JCPL, please contact Lisa Williams at 423-434-4356 or

Lisa Williams
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