Dr. Hannah Harvey
Dr. Hannah B. Harvey is an award-winning teacher, an internationally praised performer, and a nationally known professional storyteller. She earned her Ph.D. in Performance Studies/Communication Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was also a teaching fellow.
While teaching at Kennesaw State University, she received an Honors Program Distinguished Teacher award and an Alumni Association Commendation for Teaching
Dr. Harvey develops oral histories into theatrical and solo storytelling works that highlight the true stories of contemporary Appalachian people. Her ongoing fieldwork
with disabled coal miners in southwest Virginia culminated in a live ethnographic performance of their oral histories, Out of the Dark: The Oral Histories of Appalachian
Coal Miners, earning her a directing award from adjudicators at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in 2007.
Dr. Harvey has delivered award-winning performances and has conducted workshops at festivals and universities in the United States and around the world. She has performed as a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee and received accolades for her performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. She currently offers two classes through The Great Course, The Art of Storytelling and The Children’s Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales; and an Audible Original course on The Hidden History of Holiday Traditions. You can read more about her at her own webpage, www.covestory.com
Dr. Harvey and her family are actively involved in First Broad Street United Methodist Church in Kingsport, where she currently helps lead a small group for middle school