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 2016

January 29-31: NCSG Winter Workshop, with storyteller David Novak.  To be held on the grounds of the Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell, Oak Island, NC.  Contact Terry Rollins or Dianne Hackworth.  For link to registration form, go to our Home page,

May 2016

May 6-8: NCSG Spring Retreat.  Storytelling Workshop, led by Appalachian storyteller and musician, John Fowler. Wildacres Conference Center, Little Switzerland, NC.  Contact: Dianne Hackworth at or 865.457.3392.

June 2016

June 4: NCSG Annual Meeting and Picnic.  Greensboro, NC.  Only for NCSG members, with one guest per member.  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.

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.  Twice monthly, one Thursday at 7pm and one Sunday at 3pm(usually 2nd Thursday and third or fourth Sunday) The Storyteller's Book Store, 158 S. White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587. Contact Claire Ramsey at Current dates listed on and 

Speak Up, Union County.  Second Thursday of every month 7-9:00pm. 216 W North Main Street in downtown Waxhaw, NC. Speak Up Union County is patterned after Tony Toledo's Speak Up in Lynn, MA.  (Used with Tony's permission.) Anyone wanting to share a story, poem, music, etc. is welcome.  Names are drawn from a hat and each person has a maximum of ten minutes. The featured storyteller of the evening has the last 30 minutes. For more information contact: Faye Fulton, or Linda Goodman,

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 (formerly Imagine That! 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 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,


February 2016

February 17: David Joe Miller Presents: OPEN MIC! 7pm at Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road in West Asheville. Free event. Signup begins at 6:30. Please come early to order dinner.  Contact David Joe at 828-575-2844.

February 20: The Three Davids, with David Holt, David Wilcox and David LaMotte.  These three internationally-known musicians will bring music, laughter, love and stories to their audience.  Saturday night, 8pm.  Diana Wortham Theater, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC.  Contact or 828-257-4530. 

February 26: 8th Annual Celebration of Story: through Spoken Word and Music. 7:00 p.m., The Arts Center (, 212 Butler St., Clemson, S.C. Free (donations accepted). Please bring a canned food contribution to support Clemson Community Care. For more information email or call 864-855-6396.

March 2016

March 4-6: Azalea Storytelling Festival.  Featuring nationally acclaimed tellers: Donald Davis, Michael Reno Harrell, Barbara McBride Smith and Ed Stivender.  Callaway Auditorium, LaGrange College Campus, 801 Dallis Street, LaGrange, GA.  Contact 706.882.9909.

March 6: Storytelling with a Yogic Twist, with Judith Valerie.  Sunday, 4:00-5:30pm.  Yoga teacher and Storyteller, Judith Valerie, shares her “yoga-beyond-the-mat” tales: stories of mischievous monkeys, yoga ashrams, Indian swamis, and silent-retreat love affairs.  Travel with Judith on her spirited journey of scrapes, escapes and escapades.  Oasis in Carr Mill, Oasis in Carr Mill Mall, 200 N Greensboro St Suite A5, Carrboro, NC.  Contact: 919.233.9777, or

March 9: May the Force Be with You - Marketing One Story At a Time, led by Linda Goodman and Cora Newcomb.  Time - 3:45 - 4:45 pm.  SCANPO Summit, Downtown Marriott, 299 N. Church St., Spartanburg, SC.  To register, go to

March 11-12: “Charleston Tells” featuring Connie Regan-Blake, Bill Harley, Oba William King, Barbara McBride Smith, Martha Reed Johnson and others.  342 Meeting Street downtown Charleston, SC.  Contact

April 2016

April 9: Finding the Storyteller In You, a day-long storytelling workshop for everyone.  Held at Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, 36 Montford Avenue, (2nd floor of the Asheville Visitors Center) Asheville, NC.  Contact 828-258-1113, or

April 14-17: Stone Soup Storytelling Festival.  Featured storytellers will be Tim Tingle, Sheila Arnold Jones, Faye Fulton, Madeline Pots, Martha Reed Johnson, Robin Schulte and others.  Contact Karyn Page-Davies at or Woodruff Library at 864.476.8770.

April 15-16: Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling Festival.  Featuring Kevin Kling, Bil Lepp, Barbara McBride Smith, Antonio Rocha and Carrington Kay.  Camp Bethel, 328 Bethel Road, Fincastle, VA.  Contact 540-992-2940, or