Beverly Octavia Sexton

Octavia Sexton is a vibrant and engaging professional story teller specializing in the oral traditions of Appalachia. She weaves tales derived from a number of Appalachian roots, including folktales, the haunted “haint” tales, and Cherokee legends. Octavia draws upon a rich tapestry of stories passed down to her from her ancestors.

She is a teaching artist of creative writing, drama, Appalachian Culture and Early American History. She performs a one woman show as the historical pioneer Jenny Wiley and presents anti-substance abuse assembly programs. She is available for one day sessions to multiple week residencies.

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