Tim Tingle

Tim Tingle, is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and a frequent storyteller at tribal events. His ancestral grandfather, John Carnes, walked the Trail of Tears in 1835, and memories of this family epic fuel his storytelling and writing. As a featured storyteller, he has performed at festivals in 44 states, plus Canada, Germany (8 visits, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense), Mexico, and at Ireland’s Cape Clear Storytelling Festival. Tingle's ghost stories are well-known at the National Storytelling Festival, where he has appeared numerous times. He has also performed with other Choctaw tellers at the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian. Tingle’s first children’s book, Crossing Bok Chitto, was an Editor’s Choice in the New York Times Book Review. Following critical acclaim for How I Became A Ghost, Tingle was featured at the 2014 National Book Festival. His lively repertory includes tales for all ages, from pre-K to adult, and he often accompanies himself with a Laguna tribal drum and Native American flute.


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