Gov. Steve Beshear has declared this week of September 8 through as Kentucky Storytelling Week. In that context, we'll discuss this form of spoken art with three professional storytellers.
Delinda Dent is a professor of Education at Eastern Kentucky University who uses and teaches storytelling with her students. Some of her projects with storytelling have included work with the Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Riding for Hope, Model Elementary School, and an assisted living complex in Richmond.
Mary Hamilton is an award winning, full-time National Storyteller. She initiated the Kentucky Storytelling Association ten years ago and has served on the Kentucky Arts Council. She is now the regional representative for the National Storytelling Network and a board member of KSA.
Bill Watson is a Kentucky regional storyteller and has been telling professionally for over 25 years. His talents have been shard across Kentucky and around the world. He is a retired minister an member of the Kentucky Storytelling Association and the National Storytelling Network.