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

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.  Like our Festival Facebook page and link it to your page:  https://www.facebook.com/heartofnorthcarolinastorytellingfestival/ADVANCE PURCHASE FULL WEEKEND TICKETS for $35 at: http://tarheeltellers.brownpapertickets.com/; Festival FAQ Page Download  TICKET PURCHASE at DOOR - $40 FULL WEEKEND or $10 per INDIVIDUAL EVENT.

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.

May 2018

May - NCSG Spring Retreat.  Storytelling Workshop.  Wildacres Conference Center, Little Switzerland, NC.  Contact: Dianne Hackworth at dianne@diannehackworth.com or 865.457.3392.  TBA

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.
 

August 2017

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.  

August 25: Story Slam by the Triad Storytelling Exchange.  Time: 7pm.  Scuppernong Book Store (in back of store), 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC.  https://www.meetup.com/NCStorytelling/

August 25: Charleston Tells Concert Series presents an evening with Kate Campbell,  originally from the Mississippi Delta. Her endearing, clear-water vocal delivery and eloquent gift for storytelling have drawn repeated comparisons to such bastions of the Southern literary tradition as Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, and William Faulkner.  Friday at 7pm; Purchase tickets online in advance for $10 or $12 at the door.  The Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, downtown Charleston, SC.  http://www.ccpl.org/CharlestonTells or charlestontells@ccpl.org.

August 26: Songwriter, Storyteller Michael Reno Harrell in Concert.  7pm at Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC.  Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation - Call - 828.575.2737.  All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission.  $15 Advance / $18 Day of Show.  Website: http://isisasheville.com/event/evening-michael-reno-harrell/

August 31: Listen to This With Tom Chalmers.  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,” Listen to This is an evening hosted by Chalmers with stories and songs from some of Asheville’s most interesting writers, performers, and citizens.  7:30pm; Cost $15.  Asheville Community Theater, 35 E. Walnut St., Asheville, NC.  Contact www.ashevilletheater.org or 828-254-1320.   

September 2017

September 1-3: Connie Regan-Blake is delighted to be a featured storyteller at The Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival.  Now in its 23rd year, it has become one of the most renowned festivals in the world storytelling calendar. Each year some of the most accomplished tellers from around the world are invited to share their stories, and the festival also presents the best Irish exponents of this most ancient of art forms to a world audience. 

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 21: Storyteller Tim Lowry brings entertainment to the Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC.  Contact http://thetimrodlibrary.org/index.html or 843.871.4600.

September 28: 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,” Listen to This is an evening hosted by Chalmers with stories and songs from some of Asheville’s most interesting writers, performers, and citizens.  Real people. Real stories. Real good times.  8am-5pm; $15.  Asheville Community Theater, 35 E Walnut Street, Asheville, NC.  http://www.ashevilletheater.org/ or 828.254.1320.

September 29: Story Slam by the Triad Storytelling Exchange.  Time: 7pm.  Scuppernong Book Store (in back of store), 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC.  https://www.meetup.com/NCStorytelling/

September 29-30: Cave Run Storytelling Festival.  Featured will be Donald Davis, Linda Gorham, Bill Harley, Barbara McBride-Smith, Antonia Rocha and more.  Twin Knobs Campground, 5195 KY HWY 801 SOUTH, Morehead KY.  http://www.caverunstoryfest.org/

September 30-Oct 1: Wake County Storytelling Festival.  Featuring Nationally Celebrated Storytellers, Tim Lowry, Sherry Norfolk and Bobby Norfolk.  Location Historic Oak View Country Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC.  http://www.wakegov.com/libraries/events/Pages/storytelling.aspx; or 919-250-1200.

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 5: Finding the Storyteller in You.  Connie Regan-Blake's next scheduled  'One-Day' workshop is in Jonesborough, TN right before the National Storytelling Festival weekend.  Her approach is welcoming, powerful and fun.    International Storytelling Center, 100 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN.  For more information contact the International Storytelling Center or register herehttp://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 15-19: Starburst Storytellers Festival, featuring professional storytellers performing for family and school age audiences in Anderson County.  For more information, contact Bethany Hacker, bhacker@andersonlibrary.org or see http://www.andersonlibrary.org/

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. 

October 19: Storyteller Tim Lowry brings entertainment to the Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC.  Contact http://thetimrodlibrary.org/index.html or 843.871.4600.

October 20-22: Storytelling Festival of Carolina.  This year's festival features renowned storytellers and festival favorites Bil Lepp, Michael Reno Harrell and Priscilla Best.  Tickets available starting on June 1st.  Call 910.277.3599, or by clicking the hyperlink on their Storytelling Festival of Carolina webpage at: http://www.storyartscenter.org/storytelling-festival-of-carolina

October 26: Front Porch Stories.  Raleigh's Front Porch Stories returns with more storytellers bringing you intriguing stories.  Thursday, 7pm.  Admission: Just One Smile.  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 301 E Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC.  Visit www.frontporchstories.org or contact Gale Buck, gale@woodsmanstories.com.

October 27: Story Slam by the Triad Storytelling Exchange.  Time: 7pm.  Scuppernong Book Store (in back of store), 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC.  https://www.meetup.com/NCStorytelling/

November 2017

November 16: Storyteller Tim Lowry brings entertainment to the Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC.  Contact http://thetimrodlibrary.org/index.html or 843.871.4600.

November 17: Charleston Tells Concert Series presents storyteller Tim Lowry with his Southern manner and a droll side-wit.  Tim is equally at home in an Appalachian log cabin, a Mandan wigwam, a New York theater, a Texas ranch house, or a South Carolina plantation.  Friday evening 7pm.  The Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, downtown Charleston, SC.  http://www.ccpl.org/CharlestonTells or charlestontells@ccpl.org.

November 17: Story Slam by the Triad Storytelling Exchange.  Time: 7pm.  Scuppernong Book Store (in back of store), 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC.  https://www.meetup.com/NCStorytelling/

November 30-December 2: The  Uncalled for Trio: It's All Downhill from Here.  Join Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp, and Andy Offutt Irwin as they celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their Uncalled for Trio. With fresh stories, songs, and refreshments to follow the performance, their holiday variety show is a tradition that’s not to be missed. Reservations strongly recommended. 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm; Admission $20.  International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN.  Contact: 800.952.8392; 423.913.1276 or  http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/christmas-concerts/

December 2017

December 1-3 Taking Your Story to the Stage, 3-day storytelling intensive.  Participant performance opportunity on December 2nd at the Black Mt. Center for the Arts.  The focus of this 3-day workshop led by Connie Regan-Blake is on storytelling performance. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “stage-ready.” Set in Connie’s home tucked in the beautiful mountains surrounding Asheville, NC, this workshop provides a supportive, affirming atmosphere to nurture storytellers’ performance skills and confidence. “Taking Your Story to the Stage” is open only to those who have previously studied with Connie. If you have not had this opportunity and/or Connie has not heard you tell a story, a private coaching session may be required.  Asheville, NC.  More info: http://www.storywindow.com/workshops/for-individuals/taking-your-story-to-the-stage

December 16: Tim Lowry's performance of Dickens' A Christmas Carol.  For a truly special holiday outing, see Storyteller Tim Lowry in his renowned one-man show, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Dressed in Victorian costume, Lowry invokes the spirit of Mr. Dickens with his quick wit, rapid-fire delivery, and flair for the dramatic.  2:00 pm and 7:30 pm; Admission $20.  Reservations strongly recommended.  International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN.  Contact: 800.952.8392; 423.913.1276 or  http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/christmas-concerts/

December 21: Storyteller Tim Lowry brings entertainment to the Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC.  Contact http://thetimrodlibrary.org/index.html or 843.871.4600.

January 2018

January 18: Storyteller Tim Lowry brings entertainment to the Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC.  Contact http://thetimrodlibrary.org/index.html or 843.871.4600.

February 2018

February 2: Charleston Tells Concert Series presents storyteller Susan Klein ... The Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, downtown Charleston, SC.  http://www.ccpl.org/CharlestonTells or charlestontells@ccpl.org.

February 15: Storyteller Tim Lowry brings entertainment to the Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC.  Contact http://thetimrodlibrary.org/index.html or 843.871.4600.

February 17-19: Saint Simons Island Storytelling Festival.  Featuring Storytellers: Kevin Kling, Donald Davis, Kim Weitkamp, Andy Offutt Irwin.  Epworth by the Sea, Christian Conference and Retreat Center, 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive St., Simons Island, GA.  Visit our website: www.epworthbythesea.org for information and to register online.

March 2018

March 15: Storyteller Tim Lowry brings entertainment to the Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC.  Contact http://thetimrodlibrary.org/index.html or 843.871.4600.

April 2018

April 19: Storyteller Tim Lowry brings entertainment to the Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC.  Contact http://thetimrodlibrary.org/index.html or 843.871.4600.