Georgia Storytelling Week
November 12 - 22, 2003
House Resolution 373
By: Representative Ashe of the 42nd, Post 2
Commending the Southern Order of Storytellers and recognizing November 16-22, 2003,
as Georgia Storytelling Week; and for other purposes.
WHEREAS, the ancient folk art of storytelling was almost lost in this country, but in
1975 the National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of
Storytelling, now called the National Storytelling Network (NSN), a
nonprofit organization, was founded to promote the art of the storytelling
and established its headquarters in Jonesborough, Tennessee; and
WHEREAS, the art of storytelling is a valuable method of sharing American folklore and is
an important means of contributing to Georgians´ knowledge of the history of our state; and
WHEREAS, the art of storytelling embraces the history and lore of diverse cultures and
exposes all Georgians to the richness of our differences while fostering
WHEREAS, the Southern Order of Storytellers was chartered in Georgia in 1982 as a
nonprofit organization with a membership of 25 and has grown to include
over 300 storytellers throughout the state; is an affiliate member of the
NSN and a resource partner with the Center for Character Education, a
collaborative program of the Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia
Humanities Council, and the Georgia Power Foundation; and contributes to
the self-esteem of students.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this
body commend the Southern Order of Storytellers and recognize the week of
November 16-22, 2003, as Georgia Storytelling Week.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and
directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to the
Southern Order of Storytellers.
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