Please share any memories or reflections. Here is what I received through the National Storytelling Network email list--
Sad News for the Storytelling Community
We have just learned that J.G. “Paw-Paw” Pinkerton
passed away last night on his way home to Connecticut from a family wedding in Texas.
Storytelling was J.G.’s second career, to which he devoted himself passionately after his retirement from Texasgulf in 1988. He served on the Board of Directors of NAPPS (the National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling, parent of NSN
) for six years, and he also served on the Board of the International Storytelling Center. He has been a generous friend and mentor to hundreds of storytellers.
In this season we remember J.G. particularly as the creator of the tradition of TELLABRATION!
– the night of storytelling on the weekend before Thanksgiving. As many of us produce and perform in our hundreds of Tellabrations across the country and the world this year, let us thank J.G. Pinkerton, with whose vision it all began.
Jo Radner, Chair, NSN Board of Directors