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
September 25-26: The Heart of North Carolina Storytelling Festival. Featuring National tellers Michael Reno Harrell, Donna Washington and Linda Goodman. Regional tellers are: Vicky Town, Ray Mendenhall and Naomi Faw. Sponsored by NCSG, Greensboro City Arts and Triad Storytelling Exchange. Also featuring a Story Slam, Youth Storytelling, Workshops and Teacher Workshops. Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC. Contact 704.568.9389 or https://www.facebook.com/heartofnorthcarolinastorytellingfestival?fref=ts. Purchase Festival Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1668137?date=1270877.
May: NCSG Spring Retreat. (details not yet established) Wildacres Conference Center, Little Switzerland, NC. Contact: Dianne Hackworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865.457.3392.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Current dates listed on www.storieswithclaire.com and www.storystorewf.com.
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, email@example.com or Linda Goodman, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 2-4: National Storytelling Festival. Featured tellers: Donald Davis, Andy Offutt Irwin, Doug Elliott, Charlotte Blake Alston, New Voice-Adam Booth and others. 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN. Contact http://www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/or 800.952.8392 or 423.753.2171.
October 5-10: Stories & Hiking with Donald Davis, master storyteller. Each day Donald will lead a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park & each night there will be stories after dinner at the inn for all guests. The Swag Country Inn, 2300 Swag Rd., Waynesville, NC. http://www.theswag.com/
October 10: Award Winning Storyteller, Willa Brigham will be appearing at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Center. 2nd Saturday at 9:00am $10. admission. 7713-51 Lead Mine Road Raleigh, NC. Contact: Jess Barbour at 919-866-0228.
October 16-18: Storytelling Festival of Carolina. Featuring Bil Lepp, Bill Harley, Sheila Arnold Jones and Diane Ferlatte. Regional tellers: Martha Johnson, Pamela Alberda and Jadie Fuson. Storytelling Arts Center, 131 South Main Street, Laurinburg, NC. Contact http://www.storyartscenter.org/or 910.277.3599.
October 17: Annual Hagood Mill Storytelling Festival. Join with SC State Heritage Award Winning Master-Teller, John Thomas Fowler and guests: Kim Weitkamp, Lona Bartlett and David Joe Miller. 10am to 4pm. Hagood Mill, 187 Hagood Mill Rd., Pickens, SC. Contact http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1176/annual-storytelling-festival-at-hagood-mill or 864.898.5963.
October 19: Starburst Storytelling Festival. Anderson SC Public Library, 300 N. McDuffie Street, with Donna Marie Todd and Lona Bartlett. Monday, 6:30p.m. in the library auditorium. 864.260.4500.
October 20-24: Teller-in-Residence with Tim Lowry. Tuesday through Saturday, 2pm. International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN. Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/matinee-performances/ or 800-952-8392 or 423-753-2171.
October 22: Front Porch Stories at Raleigh's Sertoma Arts Center, 1400 W. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh, North Carolina. Featuring the rare talents of Susan Adams, Drew Bridges and Gale Buck. Nowhere else in North Carolina will you find stories such as theirs at any price, our admission is still just One Smile. Get your holidays off to a fabulous start, finding tales and smiles to share throughout the season. For more information visit www.frontporchstories.org or contact Gale Buck, email@example.com
October 27: Stories Under the Stars by Story Squad; 6:300pm to 8:00pm: North Regional Library of the Durham County Library, 221 Milton Road, Durham; Announcement: http://host4.evanced.info/durhamcounty/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=127309&rts=&disptype=info&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=10/1/2015&df=calendar&EventType=Children&Lib=2&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp= Contact info: Stephanie Mulligan: 919-560-0100.
October 30: Whispers and Shadows: Scary Stories for Grown-ups, with Linda Goodman, at Created in the Carolinas, 216 W. North Main Street, Waxhaw, NC, 8:00 pm. $10. Call 804-687-6341 by 10/24 to reserve spot.
October 31: Spine Tinglers, at Created in the Carolinas, 216 W. North Main Street, Waxhaw, NC. 1:00pm (younger children) and 2:00pm (older children). $5 per session. Call 804-687-6341 by 10/24 to reserve spot.
October 31: Halloween Stories for Grown-Ups, with storyteller, Linda Goodman. FABO Coffee House, 8:00pm. 8424 Park Road, Charlotte, NC. http://mugsofcharlotte.com/
November 12-15: 33rd Annual National Black Storytelling Festival & Conference. "In the Tradition..." Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA. Washington, DC Metro area. Contact http://www.nabsinc.org/contact-us or 410.947.1117.
November 21: Living in a Multicultural Community, Storytelling Concert. Featuring Donna Marie Todd. Historic building at Feed and Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher, NC. This event is part of a series of events sponsored by Henderson County Arts Council and STEAP (storytelling education and arts program). Contact feedandseednc.com
November 22: Tellabration! Asheville Storytelling Circle stages its 19th annual Tellabration! -- an event so popular it is perennially sold-out. TICKETS are available first-come, first-serve, and are sold at the door on the day of the event. Tickets may be reserved in advance for pick-up and pay at the door. Information: 828-595-2251 or 828-274-1123. Sponsored by Asheville Storytelling Circle in partnership with the Southern Highlands Craft Guild and the National Storytelling Network. 3pm; General Admission: $10. Folk Art Center, Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC. More information: http://ashevillestorycircle.org/ or https://www.southernhighlandguild.org/folk-art-center/
December 3: Winter Stories by Story Squad. Thursday, 5:00pm to 6:30pm; Pleasants Room of the Wilson Library (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, Chapel Hill); Contact: Dr. Brian Sturm 919-962-2460
December 19-20: Stories for a Holiday Season. Featuring storyteller, Donald Davis at the Big Barn, Fearrington Village; sponsored by McIntyre's Fine Books. Saturday at 11am; Sunday at 2pm. Please bring an offering of non-perishable food for the CORA Chatham County Winter food bank. No other admission! Pittsboro, NC http://www.fearrington.com/village-shops/mcintyres-books/