finn-billeFinn Bille has immigrated from Denmark to America three times. His CD, Marzipan: Stories with Music, released in 2010, includes two stories from his childhood in Denmark plus a fantastic story about his life as a poet. This CD, on which he is accompanied by Rick Davis on the hammered dulcimer, can be downloaded at CDBaby.com. He is working on a CD about his immigration to America to be released in 2011.

An international storyteller, he started telling stories to teach American culture and language at the International People’s College in Elsinore, Denmark. As a member of the festival-producing organization, he expects to tell at the Lejre Storytelling Festival in Denmark.

Finn has performed widely in the Southeast. He has told at two Winter Story Fests as well as Southern Order of Storytellers-sponsored concerts at The Carter Library in Atlanta. He has told at tellabrations in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee and at a variety of other private and guild-sponsored events, notably at those of the Cleveland, TN Storytelling Guild. Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he is a member of the National Storytelling Network as well as southeastern state storytelling organizations.

“As I listened to your story, I knew I was listening to a carefully crafted work of  art.”

–Katie McGrath, Librarian, Southern Adventist University

“From the first moment he spoke he created a sense of occasion, a sense that his story was important and that we should listen deeply. . . What a wonderful pleasure to hear language used so well and direct personal contact reclaimed in our noisy, distracting world.”

–Fred Behringer, Professor of Theatre and Speech, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Finn says that he tells real stories that are truer than facts.

Contact Finn at <finnbille@comcast.net>.