We are beyond excited to welcome the Appalachian Storytellers to the 2017 Athens Harvest Festival!
"Old Traveling Thomas" (Thomas Burnett), pictured left, is a storyteller. He performs stories from the Appalachian tradition. He has a master's degree in storytelling performance from the University of Findlay, and he is the founder of the Appalachian Ohio Storytelling Project.
He and his wife live quite simply in the "Hill Country" of southeast Ohio with an assortment of critters, a collection of art work, and a library full of books. "Old Traveling Thomas" is a member of the National Storytelling Network, the Kentucky Storytelling Association and the West Virginia Storytelling Guild.
Some would say that Mike Kubisek, pictured right, is a grumpy old guy. Others would say he is a curmudgeon ... even he says that! You may choose what to call him for yourself. He tells stories about Dust Bunny Farm in the imaginary village of Deer Hill down in Athens County and about his neighbors there.