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 2017

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.  DOWNLOAD MORE INFORMATION  Contact Terry Rollins or Dianne Hackworth

May 2017

NCSG Spring Retreat.  Storytelling Workshop. Wildacres Conference Center, Little Switzerland, NC.  Contact: Dianne Hackworth at or 865.457.3392.  TBA

November 2017

November 3-4: NCSG Storytelling Festival.  Andy Griffith Playhouse, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy, NC.  More details TBA.

Other events:


The Asheville Storytelling Circle. Meets 3rd Monday of each month - 7:00pm.  Asheville Terrace, 200 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC.  Contact Wallace Shealy, or 828.581.4603.

Chapel Hill Story Circle.  Meets second Tuesday of each month, 7pm.  Please contact Sarah Beth Nelson for address:

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  Current dates listed on and 

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

The Village StorytellersFirst 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,

January 2017

January 26: Listen to This with Tom Chalmers.  There are some stories that are just so good they need to be shared with an assembled audience. Local actor/comedian Tom Chalmers invites you to take part in what is quickly becoming one of Asheville’s most popular series, Listen to This. A storytelling format in the vein of “This American Life.”  An evening hosted by Chalmers with stories and songs from some of Asheville’s most interesting writers, performers, and citizens.  7:30pm, $15.  Asheville Community Theater, 35 E. Walnut St., Asheville NC. or 828.254.1320.

January 27-29: Hearts Afire Storytelling Festival.  Tellers: Tim Lowry, Sheila Arnold-Jones, Linda Goodman.  First Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia.  Contact: Gayle Turner,


February 2017

February 4: Michael Reno Harrell & Ben Bedford Presented by Six String.  Performance: 8pm.  The Cary Theater, 122 E. Chatham St., Cary, NC.  Contact: or 929.462.2051.  

February 15: David Joe Miller Presents OPEN MIC!  7pm, sign-up at 6:30pm, limit of 10 min. for a story, poem, or written work.  Hosted by Pete Koschnick and Gary Sizer.  Free.  Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Rd., West Asheville, NC.  Contact 828.575.2844 for dinner reservations.  {C}{C}{C}

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:  Registration:

March 2017

March 3-5: Azalea Storytelling Festival 2017.  Will feature master storyteller Donald David and others.  More information TBA.  214 Bull Street, LaGrange, GA.  Contact: or 706.882.9909.

March 11: Annual Culpeper Tells Festival.  The featured tellers will be Donald Davis along with Adam Booth, Geraldine Buckley and Michael Reno Harrell.  Presented by the Friends of the Culpeper County Library.  Contact:; or 540.825.8691.

March 15: Spoken Word OPEN MIC! will feature Nancy Reeder, of Franklin, NC and award winning, Cherokee Storyteller, Lloyd Arneach from Cherokee, NC.  Free.  You will have the chance at ten minutes on our stage to tell your story, recite your poetry or read your written work.  No theme and No competition.  Just fun.  Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Rd., West Asheville, NC.  Contact 828.575.2844 for dinner reservations.

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. or 1.800.365.5724.

April 2017

April 19: David Joe Miller Presents an Evening with Chuck Brodsky! Singer/songwriter/storyteller and all around great guy, Chuck Brodsky will once again entertain us at Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road Asheville, NC.  Doors open at 5pm, show at 7pm.  We recommend dinner reservations by calling 828-575-2844.  Last years show SOLD OUT! so please get your tickets online early and call for a reservations for a dinner time somewhere between 5:15 and 6:30pm, as the show begins at 7pm.  $15-$17.  Contact: 828-575-2844 or

April 20-23: Stone Soup Storytelling Festival.  Featured tellers: Noa Baum and Donna Washington along with 2016 New Voice tellers: Igrid Nixon, Rona Levanthal, Mike Lockett and Marge Pulliam.  Liar's Contest, Amateur Competition, plus more, and of course, lots of soup!  Woodruff Library, 234 East Hayne St., Woodruff, SC.  Contact: or 864.476.8770.

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:

May 2017

May 7-13: Spring Storytelling Retreat & Adventure.  Join master storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake for her exciting spring workshop in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina.  Seven days of practice and performance, feedback, and discovery.  All levels of expertise are welcome, from beginner to experienced teller.  Contact: or 828.258.1113.

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. or 1.800.365.5724. 

June 2017

June 2-4: Ocrafolk Festival 2017, a storytelling and music festival in the heart of the village on Ocracoke Island, NC.  The festival features musicians, storytellers, artisans, and characters of Ocracoke Island and Eastern Carolina.  Master storyteller, Donald Davis will be a featured storyteller.  In addition to weekend performances, events include a Friday Night “Taste of Ocracoke."

June 29-July 2: NSN National Storytelling Conference 2017.  "All Our Voices: Stories of Immigration & Migration."  Kansas City Marriott, Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri.

July 2017

July 15: Storyteller & Musician, Michael Reno Harrell.  Performing at the Fireman's Kitchen at Saturday 8:00pm. 30 3rd Street NW, Hickory, NC.  Contact: 828.328.2283.

July 23-29: Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure.  Join master storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake for the summer offering her Retreat & Adventure in the beautiful Western North Carolina mountains.  Seven days of practice and performance, feedback, and discovery. All levels of expertise are welcome, from beginner to experienced teller.  Contact: or 828.258.1113.