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Without our friends, Story Made wouldn't exist. Thank you for your time, attention and space to make this possible.

English Instructor, Environmentalist, Poet, Filmmaker

Sylva, NC

Singer-songwriter, Storyteller

Brooklyn, NY

County Librarian

Jackson County Public Library

Sylva, NC

Richard Howorth

Founder and Owner

Square Books

Oxford, MS

Creator, The Appalachian Retelling Project

Pikeville, Kentucky

Owner, tourdebookshop

Tucson, AZ

Tuskegee's Resident Historian & Storyteller

Tuskegee, AL

Historian, Old Court House Museum

Vicksburg, MS

Photographer and Professor

Asheville, NC

Founding Producing Artistic Lead, Calliope Stage

Sylva, NC

Home of Author Eudora Welty

Jackson, MS

Vicksburg, MS

Home of Author William Faulkner

Oxford, MS


Professor of English, Western Carolina University 

Sylva, NC

Author & Professor

Oxford, Mississippi

Storyteller, Writer, Professor

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

Assistant Curator, Rowan Oak

Oxford, MS


English Department Chair, Jackson State University Jackson, Mississippi

Professor of English

Director, Center for the Study of Southern Culture

University of Mississippi

Oxford, MS

Director, Eudora Welty House

Jackson, MS

Playwright, Poet, Arts Educator

McComb, MS


Lee Stockdale


Fairview, NC

Owner, City Lights Bookstore

Sylva, NC

Ellen Rodgers Daniels

Executive Director, Mississippi Book Festival 

Jackson, MS

Owner, Lemuria Books

Jackson, MS

Dawn Gilchrist

English Teacher & Writer

Swain County High School

Sylva, NC

Singer-songwriter, Storyteller

Minneapolis, MN

Brent Martin 

Author and Executive Director of Blue Ridge Bertram Trail Conservancy

Cowee, NC

Julian Rankin

Executive Director, Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Author of "Catfish Dream"

Ocean Springs, MS

Professor of English, Western Carolina University

Sylva, NC

Filmmaker and Instructor

Northfield, MN

Sociologist, Hip-Hop Scholar, Community Engagement Director

Oxford, MS

Author of Outbound Train

Cherokee, NC

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