On Friday, November 17, join us for a memorable evening of tapas, professional storytelling and positive community impact! Starting at 6:30 PM, Big Stories From the Attic is a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Buncombe County and Attic Salt Theatre Company!
More about the storytellers:
David Joe Miller has been a professional storyteller and story-worker since 1989. He’s the former staff storyteller for the National Storytelling Association and in 1994 he founded the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild, which is now the oldest performance storytellers guild in the country. He’s told to audiences at Disney, World Bank and The Smithsonian, he’s even told stories to former Vice President Al Gore and family.
Miller has worked extensively with Fortune 500 corporations in training their leaders how to use narrative in their presentations and communications and in early 2015 he began producing spoken word events in Asheville, NC and in Jonesborough, TN under the “WORD” series logo. He’s a native of Jonesborough, TN and now resides at Biltmore Lake. http://www.davidjoemiller.com/ and http://www.storytellingcalendar.com/
Betsy Puckett is an Asheville native. She is known for being unrecognizable while grocery shopping in street clothes as she rarely leaves the house without wearing an outrageous costume. Many of the ensembles are donned for emceeing a charitable event (though she has been known to dress as a chicken just to help random strangers cross a road). Some of Betsy’s favorite emcee gigs over the years have been for Cantaria: The Gay Men’s Choir of Asheville, Feast, The Rocket Run 5k and The Moth StorySLAM, though civvies are required for the latter. Betsy’s greatest achievements will always be: 1) Marrying Ben Puckett and 2) Subsequently making 2 additional Pucketts. However, it is paramount to note that much credit for her storytelling success must be given to her middle aged, recalcitrant cat, Fish, and his buoyant canine counterpart Rupert, as there never was a more attentive audience.
Raymond Christian is a professor of history at Appalachian State University, a former U.S. Army paratrooper and a Moth Storytelling Champion. Raised in Richmond, VA. Christian now resides in Boone, NC. He travels the country telling impactful personal stories on stages such at The Moth and RISK.
He’s won the Asheville Moth Slam eight times and is the National Storytelling Festival Slam Champion for 2016. His work has appeared in Readers Digest and he’s been heard on NPR.