Everyone has a story.

Vixi is a proud member of the National Storytelling Network.

My daddy’s name is Jack and my son’s name is Jack and they named me Jill- So its little wonder that I would grow up to be a storyteller.

 

When I first began studying Katherine Briggs, Encyclopedia of Faeries as well as Faerie tales and legends by Hans Christian Anderson, I was immediately enchanted. These books have completely shaped the type of storyteller that I have become.

 

I told my first story professionally when I was 17 years old and instantly I knew I was a storyteller.

 

I believe that as long as the stories live on, we do too.  That's why I tell the old traditional faerie, folk and Jack tales.  Ever since I was a kid if there was a story, song, poem or joke that I loved I would have to share it.  I would listen to it over and over until I had “caught” it, until it was a part of me.  When I was 16 I started writing rhyming faerie tales.  One of my wishes is that 300 years from now mamas’ will be sharing my faerie tales with their children. 

 

I hope that by telling stories someone will be inspired to become a teller so that they can carry on the tradition.  I know that lots of folks have never heard of a jack tale and I think it is important to keep the old stories alive.  Maybe one day I can inspire a child or children to keep up the tradition.

 

My storytelling career has taken me to many wonderful places. What is your event? Let's bring some story magic to your festivities!

 

 

A little bit of what Vixi has done...

  • 3 year participant in Connie Regan Blake’s Academy of Performance Storytelling - Taking it to the Stage.

  • Member of the NC Storytelling guild

  • I have shared the stage with Connie Regan Blake, Gwenda Ledbetter, Joseph Sobol, David Novak, Ted Hicks, Donna Washington, Kim Weitkamp, Michael Reno Harrell, and Lloyd Arneach as well as others.

  • A telling member of Jonesborough Storytellers Guild

  • Former Vice president and current member of Asheville Storytelling Circle

  • Vixi Jil is a certified E.L.F. school facilitator (Enchanted Living Forest School) as well as an ordained wedding officiant.

  • Founder of Appalachian  Faerie Folk School 2015

  • Secretary, storyteller motivational speaker for The Vanishing Wheelchair.

  • Asheville's storytelling summer festival “Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch”

  • Peformed for 4 years for Asheville’s Wordfest

  • Do-tell storytelling festival in Hendersonville

  • Featured teller for Toe River Storytelling Festival 2014,  Asheville’s Telebration 2012, Stechoa Art Council’s fall Festival for 2 years, Robinsville Storytelling Festival, True Nature Country Fairand  Riverlink “Fins and Gills” River Fest.

  • Produced a fundraiser for Ted Hicks Driveway fund. 

  • 2014/2015 Preformed at Walter’s State College in Greenville TN and Tazewell Tn. 

  • Workshops in various elementary schools: Leicester elementary, Candler Elementary, Claxton Elementary to name a few. 

  • North Buncombe Middle School, Leicester Elementary School and Owen Middle School for heritage day..

  • Told Ghost stories with the Asheville storytelling circle at the Gazebo in Jonesborough tn. 

  • Featured Storyteller and resident faerie for the FAE (Faerie and Earth Festival) 2014/2015/2016.  Storyteller for The Weekend of Wonder at Asheville Community Theater 2014/2015

CONTACT Vixi: vixijil@hotmail.com

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