Originally from Britain, Simon Brooks has become one of the top narrative performers in the United States. With his bodhrán and stories, Simon combines the intensity of a solo performance with the intimacy of a face-to-face conversation whether live or on one of his award winning recordings. Audiences love his performances for his wit, his physical antics, comedy and pathos. Simon performs and teaches at hundreds of venues including schools, colleges, libraries, businesses, museums, camps, private venues and festivals, including the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN and Timpanogos, UT.
Donna Washington is an award-winning internationally known master storyteller, artist-educator, and published author who is renowned for her poignant & funny fables about the human condition to racy relationships stories to spine-tingling tales of terror. She has been featured at numerous festivals, schools, libraries, theaters and other venues around the world in countries including Canada, Peru, Argentina & Hong Kong. During the pandemic, she presented over two hundred shows & workshops virtually online. These days you can find her traveling the country online and in person at festivals, conferences, schools, & libraries telling stories & giving workshops.
Misty Mator captivates with timeless tales that teach history, celebrate culture, inspire creativity and promote moral values. A member of the TELL: Pittsburgh Storytelling Series production team, the Folktale Fight & its voting system is her brainchild. She has performed for various venues online such as Debut: A Fusion of Storytelling & Play, Six Feet Apart Productions, Better Said Than Done and has appeared at numerous libraries, schools, and festivals in person as well. Misty is excited to return to emcee the 2023 TELL Folktale Fight this year!