Mark Your Calendars - You Don't Want to Miss These Events!
What's going on out there in storytelling? Here's our list of currently scheduled storytelling events around North Carolina and beyond! Be sure and check back with us often, as this list changes.
Guild sponsored events
January 27-29: NCSG Winter Workshop. Will be led by Three-time Emmy Winning Storyteller, Bobby Norfolk. To be held on the grounds of the Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell, Oak Island, NC. Contact Terry Rollins or Dianne Hackworth.
NCSG Spring Retreat. Storytelling Workshop. Wildacres Conference Center, Little Switzerland, NC. Contact: Dianne Hackworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865.457.3392. TBA
November 3-4: NCSG Storytelling Festival. Andy Griffith Playhouse, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy, NC. More details TBA.
The Asheville Storytelling Circle. Meets 3rd Monday of each month - 7:00pm. Asheville Terrace, 200 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC. Contact Wallace Shealy, email@example.com or 828.581.4603.
The Inner Banks Storytellers Group meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Beaufort County Arts Council building. Washington, NC. For more information, contact Terry Rollins at 252.402.8595.
Northern Wake Storytelling Circle and Meetup. Monthly, usually third Sunday at 3pm. Page 158 Books, 158 S. White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587. Contact Claire Ramsey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Current dates listed on www.storieswithclaire.com and www.storystorewf.com.
Story Spinners Guild. 3rd Monday of every month, Sept. through May. Storytelling Arts Center, 131 S. Main St., Laurinburg, NC. 910.277.3599.
The Storytellers Guild of Charlotte. 3rd Sunday of each month - 3:30pm, in the Education Room of the Total Wine and More. Located in the Promenade on Providence Shopping Center, 5341 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, NC. Contact 704.756.2919.
Surry Storytellers. Meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Mount Airy Library at 7 p.m. We start with a mini-workshop and then on to stories. The library is located at 145 Rockford Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030 (336.989.5708). Come to listen. Come to tell. For more information call Terri Ingalls at 336.351.3806.
Terry Rollins leads Washington Haunts: the Historic Ghost Walk. Washington, NC. Contact 252.402.8595.
Triad Storytelling Exchange. Meets 3rd Thursday of each month - 6:00pm. CityArts suite, Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro, NC. Contact Charlotte Hamlin at email@example.com.
The Village Storytellers. First Tuesday of the Month, 7:00pm at Sertoma Arts Center, 1400 W. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh, North Carolina. Share your story and help others improve theirs. Note: Center schedule may cause change of Tuesday - contact Gale Buck or check Village Storytellers in Facebook for next event. Contact: Gale Buck, firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 16-20: 12th Annual Starburst Storytellers' Festival. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anderson County Library, this year's festival celebrates Edgar Allan Poe! Allan Wolf, poet/storyteller/ musician, presents "It's All About Poe!" at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16. Evening shows run Monday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m.: Monday - Adam Booth; Tuesday - Clemson Area Storytellers' Guild; Wednesday - Bobbie Pell; Thursday - Tim Lowry. Time(s): Various. Admission: Free. 300 N. McDuffie Street, Anderson, SC. Contact: 864.260.4500 or email: email@example.com. Website: www.andersonlibrary.org
October 18-22: Annual Athens Storytelling Festival. Featuring nationally-renowned storytellers Donald Davis, Andy Offut Irwin, Dolores Hycock and Michael Reno Harrell. On the Courthouse Square in historic downtown at 121 N. Marion Street, Athens, Alabama. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or athensstorytellingfestival.com
October 19: David Joe Miller Presents Scary Spoken Word OPEN MIC. Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC. Wednesday, 7pm - sign up at 6:30. Free. Contact: 828.808.1150 for more information.
October 21: David Joe Miller Presents WORD! with David Novak. "HOUNDED!" Doors open: 7:30pm. Show, Scary Word at 8pm with Internationally acclaimed storyteller, David Novak and Moth Storytelling Slam Champion, Alison Fields. Admission $15 at door; $12 online. Trade and Lore Coffee (Asheville's newest coffee house), 37 Wall St., Asheville, NC. Phone: 828-808-1150; Email: email@example.com or http://www.eventbrite.com/
October 22: Spinning Yarns Festival. Featuring Storyteller, Linda Goodman, with Celtic Music and Farm Tour. Real Yarn Spinning too! Lots of stories by award winning storyteller, Linda Goodman; Celtic music while sitting around a fire and more. Cost $30 per adult; $15 per child. Discount with advance purchase. 708 Winding Brook Road, Monroe, NC. NOTE: Rain Date - November 5th. happyhillsalpacafarm.com
October 25-29: Teller in Residence, featuring Sheila Kay Adams. Matinee performances, 2pm. International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN. Toll-free at 1.800.952.8392.
October 27: Front Porch Stories, featuring Sam Pearsal, Chris Wise and Gale Buck. 7pm. Sertoma Arts Center at Shelley Lake Park, 1400 West Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC. http://www.frontporchstories.org/
October 27: Teller in Residence, featuring Sheila Kay Adams. Evening concert, 7:30pm. International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN. Toll-free at 1.800.952.8392.
October 29: The Feed & Seed Storytelling Series. Featuring storyteller Hawk Hurst. Saturday, 4pm. STEAP, Storytelling Education & Arts Program. Feed & Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher NC. Contact: http://www.feedandseednc.com/ or 828-243-4891.
October 30-November 5: The Many Facets of Storytelling. Class led by Kim Weitkamp. What is it you want to do with storytelling? A hobby - or career? Family storyteller - or maybe a writer? We will cover the all-important topic of stage fright, along with stage presence, body language, use of vocal technique, and how and when to add music/song. You are also encouraged to bring a story or two that you may be working on, and we will include those pieces as well. No matter how basic or advanced your storytelling skills, this week will fill your story tool bag to the brim! Prior to registering, please read our General Information and Policies. John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC. https://classes.folkschool.org/ or 1.800.365.5724.
November 11: David Joe Miller Presents: WORD at Trade and Lore Coffee House, 37 Wall Street, Asheville, NC. 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm), featuring Elizabeth Ellis and Lloyd Arneach. Admission - $15 at the door; $12 online at http://www.eventbrite.com/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.808.1150.
November 12: The Feed & Seed Storytelling Series. Featuring storyteller, Donna Marie Todd and musician/singer, Andy Gwynn. Saturday 4pm. STEAP, Storytelling Education & Arts Program. Feed & Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher NC. Contact: http://www.feedandseednc.com/.
November 12: David Joe Miller Presents a Workshop by Elizabeth Ellis. "From Plot to Narrative: The Building Blocks of Writing or Telling a Story!" Saturday from 1 to 5pm. $35 per person. Lenoir-Rhyne Univeristy, Third Floor, 36 Montford Ave., Asheville, NC. Contact email@example.com or 828.808.1150.
November 12: Tellabration! Treat yourself to an evening of storytelling! Bynum Front Porch at the historic Bynum General Store on Saturday, beginning at 6:30pm. 950 Bynum Rd. Bynum, NC. Tellers will be Willa Brigham, Sam Pearsall, Garry Lipson and Barbara J. Lott. Contact: Cynthia Raxter, host: firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.444.9535.November 20: Tellabration! Asheville Storytelling Circle's 21st Anniversary Celebration. Featuring Donald Davis, Elena Miller, Kathy Gordon, Charlie St. Clair, David Joe Miller and Wallace Shealy. Sunday, 3:00pm. Folk Art Center, 382 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Asheville, NC. Contact 828.274.1123 or 828.298.7928.
December 1-3: Christmas Concert with The Uncalled for Trio Tour, Unwrapped. Featuring Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp and Andy Offutt Irwin. Thursday through Saturday, 2pm and 7:30pm. Reservations strongly recommended. International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN. storytellingcenter.net or call Toll-free at 1.800.952.8392.
December 9: The Joyful Jewel Storytelling Festival. Unique storytellers in a unique location. The Joyful Jewel is an craft and art gallery in downtown Pittsboro featuring local artists. They also host spoken word events frequently. Refreshments served. Free. The Joyful Jewel, 44-A Hillsboro St., downtown Pittsboro, NC. Friday, 7-9pm. Contact Mariah Wheeler at email@example.com; http://www.joyfuljewel.com or call 919.883.2775.
December 14: David Joe Miller Presents Michael Reno Harrell All New Carolina Christmas Show. Wednesday, 7pm. Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC. $14 at the door; $12. 828.808.1150 or online at http://eventbrite.com/
December 17: Christmas Concert with Tim Lowry presents Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. See Tim in his renowned one-man show. Dressed in Victorian costume, he invokes the spirit of Dickens with his wit and flair for the dramatic. Saturday 2pm and 7:30pm. Reservations strongly recommended. International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN. storytellingcenter.net or call Toll-free at 1.800.952.8392.
January 21-22: Stories from Sea to Shore. Tellers are Tim Lowry, Sheila Arnold Jones & Linda Goodman. First Baptist Church, 312 Kempsville Road, Norfolk, Virginia. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 757.461.3226.
January 27-29: Hearts Afire Storytelling Festival. Tellers: Tim Lowry, Sheila Arnold-Jones, Linda Goodman. First Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia. Contact: Gayle Turner, email@example.com
February 18-20: Saint Simons Island Storytelling Festival, hosted by Epworth By The Sea. Featured tellers will be Donald Davis, Andy Offutt Irwin, Bil Lepp and Lyn Ford. Questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration: https://www.hform.com/form.cgi?10875852
March 26-April 1: Writing from the Heart. Class on writing and storytelling, led by Bobbie Pell. What does it mean to "write from the heart" in today's world? By examining personal definitions of this phrase, writer of all levels will learn to deepen characterization, to interweave emotional threads into exhilarating plot lines, and to examine imagery to relay mood. Short exercises, storytelling works by national tellers, and journaling methods will expand your writing horizons. Prior to registering, please read our General Information and Policies. John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC. https://classes.folkschool.org/ or 1.800.365.5724.
April 28-29: Sounds of the Mountains Music and Storytelling Festival. Featured will be Donald Davis, Dolores Hydock, Ed Stivender, Kim Weitkamp and After Jack, a musical trio. Camp Bethel, 328 Bethel Road, Fincastle, VA. Contact: email@example.com
May 19-21: Cherokee Storytelling. Class led by Lloyd Arneach. Experience traditional Cherokee storytelling with a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Explore Native American spirituality and how it is shared through stories. Learn to recognize the lessons nature shares with us and how to bring these lessons alive with stories. All levels welcome. Prior to registering, please read our General Information and Policies. John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC. https://classes.folkschool.org/ or 1.800.365.5724.