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07 Sep, 2018

Timp Tell Contest

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Congratulations to the top five finalists for the 4th Annual Timp Tell Contest!

Laura K. Deal

Ted Erekson

Tony Marr

Robin Schulte

Joel Ying

During the Festival come to the Rose Garden tent on Friday at 3:00 PM to listen to these amazing storytellers from across the nation share a great 10-minute story. To learn more about them, please click on the Storytellers tab above.

Your vote, along with the votes of our judges, will choose a storyteller to share the stage with Donald Davis on Saturday at 1:30 PM.

To attend the Timp Tell Contest you must purchase a Festival ticket, more info below.

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Ashton Gardens, Thanksgiving Point

3900 N. Garden Drive

Lehi, Utah 84043

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Laura K. Deal

Laura K. Deal first stepped onto Truth Be Told’s stage, and became a Spellbinders volunteer storyteller, in September of 2016. She brings decades of writing fiction, poetry, and essays to her understanding of stories. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. www.laurakdeal.com

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Ted Erekson

I have been telling stories since high school. I live in Providence, Utah with my wife and 10 chickens. There is no TV in our home and we raised our kids on stories and more stories. I am a banker by trade, but a storyteller by profession. I am the 2017 Utah's 2nd Biggest Liar (however, I was the audience choice for #1).

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Tony Marr

From the storytelling capital of the world Jonesborough, TN, Master Storyteller (seriously he has a masters degree in storytelling!), Tony Marr captivates audiences with larger than life tales that have you wondering how he is still alive.

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Robin Schulte

A former high school English teacher, Robin won the prestigious National Storytelling Festival Slam in 2014. She has produced two audio recordings: Jack and the Levitator and Other Stories and Late. Night. Stop., which received a Storytelling World Honor Award.

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Joel Ying

How does a physician become a storyteller? Finding passion, one story at a time. Dr. Joel Ying performs an eclectic collection of world folk tales, touching personal stories, enlightening historical and literary tales. His style is unique, unexpected, and powerful.

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Information on how to enter for 2019 will be coming soon, please check back later.

To attend the Timp Tell Contest you must purchase a Festival ticket, more info below.

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