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

May 2017

May 5-7: NCSG Spring Retreat.  Storytelling Workshop to be presented by storyteller, Alan Hoal.  Wildacres Conference Center, Little Switzerland, NC.  Contact: Dianne Hackworth at dianne@diannehackworth.com or 865.457.3392.  DOWNLOAD INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

November 2017

November 3-4: NCSG Presents Tarheel Tellers Storytelling Festival.   We are excited to announce our six great North Carolina storytellers who will be performing at our this fantastic Festival.  They are: Lona Bartlett, Willa Brigham, Alan Hoal, Joan Leotta, Becky Stone and Jon Sundell.  Andy Griffith Playhouse, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy, NC.  

January 2018

January 26-28: NCSG Winter Workshop. Will be led by Sheila Kay Adams.  To be held on the grounds of the Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell, Oak Island, NC.  Contact Terry Rollins or Dianne Hackworth.

Other events:

On-Going

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

Chapel Hill Story Circle.  Meets second Tuesday of each month, 7pm.  Please contact Sarah Beth Nelson for address: voxfabularum@gmail.com  https://www.facebook.com/chapelhillstorycircle/

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 claire@storieswithclaire.com.  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.

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 chamlin1@triad.rr.com.

The Village StorytellersFirst Tuesday of the Month, 7:00pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 301 E Whitaker Mill Rd., Raleigh, North Carolina (come in the patio door on the side, below the sanctuary).  Share your story and help others improve theirs. Contact: Gale Buck, gale@woodsmanstories.com or check Village Storytellers in Facebook.
 

 

April 2017

April 24: David Joe Miller Presents: WORD! Featuring Moth Story Slam Champion from New York City Jamie Brickhouse Raymond Christian from Boone, NC and Vera Cooper from Asheville, NC. Trade & Lore Coffee House, 37 Wall St. downtown Asheville. Tickets are 15 online at Eventbrite or 17 at the door, night of show. Doors open at 7:30 and show begins at 8pm.  Contact: 828.250.4700 or http://www.davidjoemiller.com/

April 27: David Joe Miller Presents: WORD!, poetry with Justin Blackburn, Pack Memorial Library in Downtown Asheville, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm). Free admission. Sponsored by the Buncombe County Friends of the Library and David Joe Miller.  Contact: 828.250.4700 or http://www.davidjoemiller.com/

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: campbetheloffice@gmail.com

April 29: BOLD-FACED LIARS' SHOWDOWN!  We are excited to welcome the 2017 Liars' during our inaugural Spring Art.  Liars from across the East Coast will spin their yarns and the best storytellers compete for the prestigious title of "Biggest Liar."  You'll want to be a part of it and help with the audience selection of "People's Choice."  Tickets are $10 for the afternoon show - 2:00 pm.  Showdown will take the stage at the downtown Arts Center, 131 S. Main Street, Laurinburg, NC.  All proceeds benefit the Arts Council of Scotland County.  Interested in participating??  Download application here!  Contact the Arts Center at 910.277.3599 or Brenda Gilbert at bgstoryteller@gmail.com  

April 30: Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch presents “Tales from the Porch” A storytelling concert on Sunday, 2pm at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Local tellers provide stories of the cultural legacy of our neighbors - featuring Kathy Gordon, Catherine Flaherty, RoseLynn Katz, and Becky Stone. Hosted by Tom Chalmers of “Listen to This”. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door.  Contact: 828.684.0481. Tickets can be purchased at BrownPaperTickets.com.

April 30: Do Tell Storytelling Festival.  Will be hosted in Stull Hall at Grace Lutheran Church - 3 to 6 pm.  Enjoy live performance with storytellers performing hot-off-the-press stories.  Intended for grown-up hearts and minds!  The event is for ages 10-110.  This benefit goes for Homes For Youth, an organization which addresses homelessness in Henderson County. The cost $12 per person at the door.  1245 6th Ave. West, Hendersonville, NC.  Contact: 838.388.0247

May 2017

May 2-6: Teller in Residence, with Bil Lepp.  Matinee - 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.

May 3: David Joe Miller Presents Spoken Word OPEN MIC!  Bring your ten minutes of story or poetry, sign up and go on our stage before a supportive and enthusiastic audience. Sign up at 6:30 for a 7pm show.  Call 828-575-2844 for dinner reservations.  Featuring half-priced bottles of wine.  Hosts will be Pete Koschnick, a Moth Story Slam Champion, and Vara Cooper, producer of Synergy Story Slam and a Moth Story Slam Champion as well. No theme, no competition, just free style open mic!  Time: 7pm; Admission: FREE;  Address: Buffalo Nickel 747 Haywood Road, Asheville NC. Contact: 828.575.2844, davidjoetells@yahoo.com, or http://www.storytellingcalendar.com/

May 4: Teller in Residence, with Bil Lepp.  Evening concert - 7:30pm.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.

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: http://www.storywindow.com/ or 828.258.1113.

May 11: David Joe Miller Presents: WORD!, with John Thomas Fowler, Pack Memorial Library in Downtown Asheville, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm). Free admission. Sponsored by Buncombe County Friends of the Library and David Joe Miller.  Contact: 828.250.4700 or http://www.davidjoemiller.com/

May 13: Bynum Front Porch Storytelling.  Emcee: Mark Brady. Tellers: Sam Pearsall, Revonda Crow, Gretchen McNeely, Russell Davis, Cynthia Raxter.  Family friendly - stories most enjoyed by those 8 and above.  Refreshments served.  Free “but we pass the pith helmet.”  6:30-9pm.  Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.  Contact CynthiaRaxter@ gmail.com, 919.444.9535 or http://www.bynumfrontporch.org/

May 17: David Joe Miller Presents: WORD! and a CD RELEASE SHOW, with Doug Elliot and Pete Koschnick, Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Rd. in West Asheville, 7 pm.Tickets are $18 at the door or $15 online at Eventbrite.com.  http://www.davidjoemiller.com/  Call 828-575-2844 for dinner reservations.

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.

May 20: Cooking Up Stories.  Workshop with Master Storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake.  Saturday, 1-4pm.  Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC.  Contact: Connie Regan-Blake: http://www.storywindow.com/ or 828.258.1113.

May 20: Made from Scratch, Storytellers Dottie Jean Kirk and Connie Regan-Blake Serve Up Delicious Southern Stories.  Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC.  Contact: Dorothy Kirk at 828.859.9528.

May 20: FEED & SEED storytelling diversity series in FLETCHER NC, directed by storyteller/folk musician Elena Diana Miller, begins this Spring and continues quarterly with programs on Saturday afternoon at 4pm.  This program is supported by a grant from The Arts Council of Henderson County through the auspices of S.T.E.A.P, Inc., founded by Karen-Eve Baynes. Come enjoy a special colorful program of varying cultures and lifestyles in Western North Carolina.  Feed & Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Highway, Fletcher, NC.  Contact: 828.684.0481.

May 21: ASC presents Stories on a Sunday Afternoon.  Featuring Gwenda LedBetter, Sherry Lovett, Kirsten Mitchell and Donna Marie Todd. Tickets are $10, general admission; 3pm.  Folk Art Center, Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, NC.  For more information call 828.274.1123 or 828.777.9177.

May 21: David Joe Miller Presents 3 Moth Story Slam Champions Show!  David Joe is bringing Ada Cheng in from Chicago.  Ada is a Chicago Moth Story Slam Champion.  Ada be joined by Alison Fields from Carboro, NC and Todd Lester from Asheville.  Doors open at 7pm, show at 7:30 at The Mothlight.  Tickets at Eventbrite.com  Time: 7:30pm; Admission: $12 online or $15 at the door. The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC.  Contact: 828.808.1150, davidjoetells@yahoo.com or http://www.storytellingcalendar.com/

May 30-June 6: Teller in Residence, with Liz Weir.  Matinee - 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.

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."  http://outerbanksthisweek.com/ocracokealive/events/ocrafolk-festival

June 8: David Joe Miller Presents WORD! with Poetry!  FULL POETRY show at Pack Memorial Library featuring two of Asheville's HOT YOUNG POETS, Caleb Biessert and Justin Blackburn.  Smoldering, sexy, angry and emotional performance poetry for adults by Asheville's most popular young poets.  FREE event sponsored by the Buncombe County Friends of the Library and David Joe Miller and his wife, Robin Sanchez.  Doors open at 6:30 for a 7pm show.  FREE.  Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. in downtown Asheville, NC.  Contact: 828.808.1150, davidjoetells@yahoo.com, http://www.storytellingcalendar.com/ 

June 13-17: Teller in Residence, with Andy Offutt Irwin.  Matinee - 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.

June 17: FEED & SEED Storytelling diversity series in FLETCHER NC, directed by storyteller/folk musician Elena Diana Miller.  A quarterly series of programs.  Saturday afternoon - 4pm.  The program is supported by a grant from The Arts Council of Henderson County through the auspices of S.T.E.A.P, Inc., founded by Karen-Eve Baynes.  Enjoy a program of varying cultures and lifestyles.  Feed & Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Highway, Fletcher, NC.  Contact: 828.684.0481.

June 20-24: Teller in Residence, with Bill Harley.  Matinee - 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: 423.753.2171 or http://www.storytellingcenter.net/.

June 21: David Joe Miller Presents Spoken Word OPEN MIC! at Buffalo Nickel!  Bring your ten minutes of story or poetry, sign up and go on stage in front of a supportive and enthusiastic audience.  Sign up at 6:30 for a 7pm show.  FREE but do call for dinner reservations - 828.575.2844.  No theme, no competition, just free style open mic!  Co-host, Chuck Fink, former corporate trainer turned comedian and storyteller.  FREE; 7pm.  Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC.  Contact: 828.575.2844, davidjoetells@yahoo.com, http://www.storytellingcalendar.com/

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.  Contact NSN at 800.525.4514 or http://www.storynet.org/conference/

July 2017

July 2-8: Storytellers WildWeek.  Week-long Intensive Storytelling Workshop with Kim Weitkamp.  Kim speaks/performs to tens of thousands of people a year. She is a storyteller at the top of her craft and whether the story is tucked into a speech, performed from stage, or used as a tool for learning, one thing is for sure. Contact Dianne Hackworth, dianne@diannehackworth.com or http://dianne79.wixsite.com/wildweek

July 8: STORIES ON ASHEVILLE'S FRONT PORCH presents a variety of tales from other lands and from our home of Western North Carolina.  Directed by Karen Schwartz, features John Thomas Fowler, musician/ storyteller, and a clown troupe for the children.  All programs are in July on Saturday at 10:30 at Jubilee Community Church, 46 Wall St. in downtown Asheville, NC. Contact: 828.684.0481.

July 11-15: Teller in Residence, with Dan Kedding.  Matinee - 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: 423.753.2171 or http://www.storytellingcenter.net/.

July 15: STORIES ON ASHEVILLE'S FRONT PORCH presents a variety of tales from other lands and from our home of Western North Carolina.  "Moonshine," directed by Elena Diana Miller, features Sandra Gudger, actor Milton Higgins and musician/storyteller Jon Sundell.  Saturday at 10:30 at Jubilee Community Church, 46 Wall St. in downtown Asheville, NC.  Contact: 828.684.0481.

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 22: STORIES ON ASHEVILLE'S FRONT PORCH presents a variety of tales from other lands and from our home of Western North Carolina.  Directed by Shay Thames, features tellers of "World Tales."  Saturday at 10:30 at Jubilee Community Church, 46 Wall St. in downtown Asheville, NC.  Contact: 828.684.0481.

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: connie@storywindow.com or 828.258.1113.

July 29: STORIES ON ASHEVILLE'S FRONT PORCH presents a variety of tales from other lands and from our home of Western North Carolina.  Directed by Jim Stokley administrator of the Wilma Dykeman Legacy in honor of his mother, will feature Madison County teller, Joe Penland, relative of Sheila Kay Adams.  Saturday at 10:30 at Jubilee Community Church, 46 Wall St. in downtown Asheville, NC.  Contact: 828.684.0481.

August 2017

August 1-5: Teller in Residence, with Michael Reno Harrell.  Matinee - 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.

August 8-12: Teller in Residence, with David Novak.  Matinee - 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.

August 15-19: Teller in Residence, with Connie Regan-Blake.  Matinee - 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.

August 22-26: Teller in Residence, with David Holt.  Matinee - 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.

September 2017

September 5-9: Teller-in-Residence, Donna Washington.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.

September 9: Bynum Front Porch Storytelling.  Tellers: Roger Manus, Cynthia Raxter and more!  Family friendly - stories most enjoyed by those 8 and above.  Refreshments served.  Free “but we pass the pith helmet.”  6:30-9pm.  Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.  Contact CynthiaRaxter@ gmail.com, 919.444.9535 or http://www.bynumfrontporch.org/

September 23:  FEED & SEED Storytelling diversity series in FLETCHER NC, directed by storyteller/folk musician Elena Diana Mille.  A quarterly series of with programs.  Saturday afternoon - 4pm.  Supported by a grant from The Arts Council of Henderson County through the auspices of S.T.E.A.P, Inc., founded by Karen-Eve Baynes.  Enjoy a colorful program of varying cultures and lifestyles.  Feed & Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Highway, Fletcher, NC.  Contact: 828.684.0481.

October 2017

October 2-8: Teller-in-Residence, Donald Davis.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.

October 6-8: 45th National Storytelling Festival.  NC will be well represented on stage with Donald Davis, David Holt, Josh Goforth, Sheila Kay Adams, plus old favorites and new voices from around the country.  Don't miss NC's Linda Goodman who will be telling ghost stories both Friday and Saturday night.  116 W. Main St., Historic Jonesborough, TN.  http://www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/

October 17-21: Teller-in-Residence, Kim WeitkampInternational Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.