During the 2013 Lake Junaluska Centennial Celebration opening Gala Banquet and Concert, renowned storyteller Donald Davis will perform.
Born in Southern Appalachia, Davis has told stories all his life."I didn't learn stories, I just absorbed them ," he says as he recounts tales and more tales learned from a family of traditional storytellers who have lived on the same Western North Carolina land since 1781. Davis grew up hearing gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, and-most importantly-nourishing true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin.
Davis is a graduate of Duke Divinity School, a retired Methodist Minister, and a former Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the National Storytellers Association. He has been a featured teller at the Smithsonian Institution, the World's Fair, and at festivals and concerts throughout the United States and the World. He is also a prolific author and producer of books and tapes of his works.
According to his website, for Donald Davis, "storytelling is a way of giving and living life."
For more information about Donald Davis, visit http://www.ddavisstoryteller.com.