June 27, 2024

Festival New Voice

Each year, we feature a range of New Voices at the National Storytelling Festival. This October, we'll have four very different artists who we'll profile here in the months leading up to the event. First up is Sufian Zhemukhov, a witty and gifted teller whose personal stories are about growing up in Russia and immigrating to the United States.

Meet Sufian

Let's Be Friends

We need your help! Each year, donations from Friends of the Festival help ISC stage the National Storytelling Festival and support the art of storytelling. We offer five levels of giving (beginning at $100), each of which comes with special perks. All donations are tax deductible and go a long way to supporting the vibrant arts scene in our region.

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Live Concerts at ISC

Summer is a great time for storytelling. We have a stunning series of live concerts lined up for the month of July.

Pipp Gillette, July 2-6

Shonaleigh, July 9-13

Victoria Burnett, July 16-20

Bil Lepp, July 23-27


Matinees are daily, Tue through Sat, at 2 p.m. If you can't make it in person, consider reserving a virtual ticket.

Tickets & Info

Bil Lepp's Evening Concert

Don't miss the opportunity to see Bil Lepp for a night of storytelling under the stars. (Well, technically the performance is indoors, but it will definitely be at night.) Bil is one of the most popular storytelling artists in the world, and we expect many of his shows in July to sell out. Grab your tickets now.

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ISC is proud to produce world-class storytelling events alongside applied storytelling programming and educational resources. You are an integral part of our movement to build a better world through the power of storytelling. Consider showing some love by making a one-time gift or becoming a regular donor today.

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