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Audience at a Concert

Clint Atwater
Storyteller, Speaker, and Producer

"Connecting Stories and People."

"Time is a great storyteller"
- Irish Proverb
National Storytelling Network
Virginia Storytelling Alliance

"I had the pleasure of having Clint Atwater serve as emcee for a full day on Saturday, April 9th, at the 2022 Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling Festival.  Clint is an excellent emcee and struck the perfect balance of informing our audience about the tellers' backgrounds and experiences and injecting a personal touch with a little humor.  Most importantly, Clint knows how to transition from one teller to the next by listening closely to each teller and tying the different sets and tellers together to create a smooth flow from one to the next.  I intend to use Clint at our 2023 festival." 

Alan Hoal

Cofounder and Director

Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling Festival


"A good emcee should have a friendly disposition, a sense of humor, ad-lib skills, the ability to put people at ease, and the ability to improvise. Those traits are hard to find, but even harder is the ability to find an emcee who knows when to be quiet and who knows how to support the performance (not give one themselves). In the meantime, they should make the performer/speaker feel at ease and cared for. Clint possesses all these traits. He was brief, informed, likable, and full of good energy. Being a good emcee is a juggling act, and Clint never once dropped the ball."

Kim Weitkamp


Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling Festival


"Clint Atwater was selected as the opening ceremony speaker during the Virginia Storytelling Alliance's annual Gathering.  His presentation, "Take a Chance, Make a Change, The Choice is YOURS!" was captivating, succinct, and had a perfect theme that highlighted what our annual gathering was about.  He had a great presence on stage.  Clint knows how to make a story come alive using personal anecdotes and experiences."

Jeanna Lee

Virginia Storytelling Alliance, Board of Directors

Annual Gathering Chair 2024

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