Donald Davis Goes to School
  • Jan 10, 2017 7:00 pm
  • 57:47 mins

Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories. While he heard many traditional stories about Jack and other heroic characters, he was most attracted to the stories of his own family and places of origin.  Davis begin retelling the stories he heard and then adding his own new stories to them until he was repeatedly asked to "tell it again, on purpose." Donald's homegrown approach to storytelling and personal history has entertained and delighted audiences of all ages, but today we focus on his interactions with some of his youngest fans. In this episode, we follow Donald during a day of storytelling at local elementary schools where he teaches and tells enthusiastic assembly audiences about the importance of story. Learn more about Donald Davis by visiting