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Esteemed Storyteller Donald Davis to Visit St. Paul’s Burlington, September 15-16

Esteemed Storyteller Donald Davis to Visit St. Paul’s Burlington, September 15-16

BURLINGTON, VERMONT – Nationally-acclaimed storyteller Donald Davis will be in Burlington for a weekend of storytelling activities on September 15-16, 2018. His visit is being hosted by the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, located at 2 Cherry Street. All events will be held at the Cathedral.

On Saturday, September 15, Davis will offer a workshop for adults entitled, “Exploring Our Attic of Story Memories.” Designed to help participants discover their own stories, the focus will be on memory recovery and story assembly. No prior experience with storytelling is required. Clergy and teachers may find the workshop especially helpful, however, anyone who wants to leverage the power of a good story will benefit from Davis’s expertise. Gathering time and coffee will be offered at 9:30 AM and the workshop will be held from 10:00 AM to noon. It is free and open to the public. To register, please send a brief email to

At 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 15, Davis will tell stories for audience members ages nine to 99. (Suggested for audiences age nine and up.) Tickets are $10 per person. His performance, entitled, “Our Stories Tell Us Who We Are,” showcases family stories that will remind people of their own stories. The New York Times has said of Davis’s storytelling, “[H]is stories often left listeners limp with laughter at the same time they struggled with a lump in the throat.”

Davis will also preach at the 9:30 AM liturgy on Sunday, September 16. Guests are welcome to attend the service.

Donald Davis is a regular on the American storytelling circuit. Before embracing professional storytelling full-time, he was a Methodist minister for more than twenty years. He appears regularly at major festivals, including the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. He has recorded more than two dozen storytelling albums and has authored several books as well.

Davis believes that storytelling is a powerful way to discover who we really are and to build community. He has received a number of awards for his work, including the Publishers Weekly Listen Up award, the AudioFile Earphones award, and a Lifetime Achievement award from the National Storytelling Network.

Only 200 tickets will be sold for Donald Davis’s public performance!

Berkley Hudson of the Los Angeles Times has called Davis one of the “most popular figures on today’s storytelling circuit.” Only 200 tickets will be sold for the public performance and are available at:

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In the featured photo: Donald Davis.

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