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 30-February 1: NCSG Winter Workshop, with storyteller Kim Weitkamp. To be held on the grounds of the Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell, Oak Island, NC. Contact Terry Rollins or Dianne Hackworth.
TBA: NCSG's Spring Retreat. Storytelling Workshop to be held at the Wildacres Retreat Center, Little Switzerland, NC. Contact email@example.com.
The Asheville Storytelling Circle. Meets 3rd Monday of each month - 7:00pm. Asheville Terrace, 200 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC. Contact Wallace Shealy, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Mount Airy Ghost Tours and The Dark Side of Mayberry Tours, sponsored by the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, are led by local storytellers. Ghost Tours are Friday and Saturday nights through October at 8 p.m.; The Dark Side of Mayberry Tours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. All tours leave from The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History at 301 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Call 336.786.4478 for reservations and ticket prices.
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 email@example.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.
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 the Historic Washington Ghost Walk. Washington, NC. Contact I Can't Believe It's a Bookstore, at 252.946.0855.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Village Storytellers. First Tuesday of the Month, 7:00 pm. Sola Coffee Cafe, 7705 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, North Carolina . Great stories and Great Food and Coffee. Share your story and help others improve theirs. Contact: Gale Buck, email@example.com.
September 2014September 21: Molasses Creek will perform at the Rooster's Wife @ the Poplar Knight Spot. 1 pm (Sunday). 114 Knight St, Aberdeen, NC. The Rooster's Wife is a non-profit association organized to celebrate the performing arts in Aberdeen, North Carolina. Concert hotline: 910.944.7502, or email theroosterswife@%20yahoo.com
September 25: Storytelling at Riverside Restaurant at Brownwood with ReVonda Crow. Located at 7181 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, NC. 336.877.4847; https://www.facebook.com/Riversiderestaurantatbrownwood; questions contact ReVonda at 336.977.8275.
September 26: Cave Run Storytelling Festival, featuring Sheila Kay Adams, Bil Lepp, Bill Harley, Antonio Rocha and others. Twin Knobs Campground, 5195 KY Hwy 810 South, Morehead, KY. Contact: http://www.caverunstoryfest.org/contact_us.html or toll free- 855.270.8733.
September 27: 32nd Annual Storytelling Festival of Wake County. Featured Storytellers: Beth Horner, Ron Jones and Donna Washington. Highlighted Band: Baron Von Rumblebuss. Saturday, 11am-4pm. Presented by Wake County Public Libraries and Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space. Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Dr., Raleigh, NC. More information: 919.250.1013 or http://www.wakegov.com/libraries/events/Pages/storytelling.aspx.
September 27: South Carolina Storytelling Network Conference. Arts and Letters Bldg., USC Sumter, 200 Miller Road, Sumter, SC. Details and registration at: http://www.uscsumter.edu/index.php/center-for-oral-narration.html or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 29-October 2: Storytelling Live! Teller-in-Residence, featuring Donald Davis. Tuesday through Saturday at 2pm. International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN. Contact 800.952.8392 or go to http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/.
October 2: Storytelling at Riverside Restaurant at Brownwood with Doyle Pace. Located at 7181 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, NC. 336.877.4847; https://www.facebook.com/Riversiderestaurantatbrownwood; questions contact ReVonda at 336.977.8275.
October 3-5: National Storytelling Festival. Featuring Carol Birch, Donald Davis, Bill Harley, The Healing Force, Bil Lepp, Tim Lowry, Kuniko Yamamoto and others. 116 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN. http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/national-storytelling-festival/.
October 9: Storytelling at Riverside Restaurant at Brownwood with Orville Hicks. 7181 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, NC. 336-877-4847; https://www.facebook.com/Riversiderestaurantatbrownwood; questions contact ReVonda at 336.977.8275.
October 10: Hatterasity Festival, Molasses Creek will perform a two set concert on Friday evening at the festival. Time TBA (Friday), Hatteras Civic Center, Buxton, NC. Details at http://www.hatterasitybluegrass.com
October 16: Storytelling at Riverside Restaurant at Brownwood with Charlotte Ross. 7181 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, NC. 336.877.4847; https://www.facebook.com/Riversiderestaurantatbrownwood; questions contact ReVonda at 336.977.8275.
October 17-19: Storytelling Festival of Carolina. Featuring Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp, Mitch Capel and Tyris Jones. Friday night performance at the Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast, 131 S. Main Street, Laurinburg, NC. Saturday and Sunday at the Historic John Blue House, 13040 X-Way Road, Laurinburg, NC. Contact: http://www.storytellingfestivalofcarolina.org/or call 910.277.3599.
October 18: Ghost Stories in the parlor featuring Cynthia Moore Brown. 7pm, Blandwood Mansion, 447 Washington St., Greensboro, NC. 336.272.5003.
October 18: 13th Annual Hagood Mill Storytelling Festival. 10am - 4pm. With featured tellers: Linda Goodman, Cora Newcomb, and teller-in-residence Johnny Fowler. Also special music and stories by The James Brothers and Open Mic. Free admission. 138 Hagood Mill Road, Pickens, SC. More info at 864.898.5963.
October 18: Local storytellers will perform at the Horne Creek Historical Farm's annual Cornshucking. The event is 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and there are also local crafts, food and music. The Horne Creek Farm is located at 308 Horne Creek Farm Road, Pinnacle, NC 27043. Call 336.325.2298 for information on the Cornshucking and ticket prices. Call Terri Ingalls at 336.351.3806 for information on the tellers.
October 19: The Feed and Seed Storytelling Series. Sunday, 3 pm. Feed and Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher, NC. Contact 828.484.9716 or 828.699.7114.
October 19-24: Starburst Storytelling Festival. Featuring storytellers: Tim Lowry, Adam Both, Geraldine Buckley, Andy Offutt Irwin and others. Anderson County Public Library, 300 N. McDuffie St, Anderson, SC. Contact Mary Beth Evans email@example.com or www.andersonlibrary.org.
October 23: Storytelling at Riverside Restaurant at Brownwood with Tammy Sanabria. Located at 7181 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, NC. 336.877.4847; https://www.facebook.com/Riversiderestaurantatbrownwood; questions contact ReVonda at 336.977.8275.
October 24: Ghost Stories featuring Cynthia Moore Brown. 7pm, Blandwood Mansion, 447 Washington St., Greensboro, NC. Contact 336.272.5003.
October 25: 35th Annual Ghost Stories in the Graveyard with storyteller Cynthia Brown - 2:00pm, Greensboro Historical Museum Graveyard, 120 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC. Contact 336.373.2043.
October 25: Annual Ghost Party for Lydia featuring Cynthia Moore Brown. 5:30pm, Jamestown Public Library, Jamestown, NC. Contact 336.454.4815.
October 28-November 1: Storytelling Live! Teller-in-Residence, featuring Sheila Kay Adams. Tuesday through Saturday at 2pm. International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN. Go to http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/ or contact 800.952.8392.
October 29-30: Stories of the American Revolution with Tim Lowry. Greenwood County Public Library, 600 S. Main St, Greenwood, SC. Contact Prudence Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 30: Storytelling at Riverside Restaurant at Brownwood with Dianna Hackworth or ReVonda Crow. Located at 7181 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, NC. 336.877.4847; https://www.facebook.com/Riversiderestaurantatbrownwood; questions contact ReVonda at 336.977.8275.
November 6: Concert with Molasses Creek. "Explorations in The ARTS" Series. 7:30pm (Thursday). Craven Community College, New Bern, NC. For details visit http://cravencc.edu/llc/performing-arts-series/.
November 9: Mountain Spirit Coffeehouse Series, Molasses Creek performing at Unitarian Universalist Church. 7pm (Sunday). 1 Edwin Place Asheville NC. One of the best listening rooms we have played at! Come on out! http://uuasheville.org/mountain-spirit-coffeehouse/
November 22: Surry Storytellers will host Tellabration! (tm) on Saturday, at the Mount Airy Library at 7 p.m. The library is located at 145 Rockford Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030 (336.989.5708). This is a free event. For more information call Terri Ingalls at 336.351.3806.
November 23: Asheville Tellabration! Asheville Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway. Sunday before Thanksgiving. Sponsored by Asheville Storytelling Circle, Southern Highlands Craft Guild, and the National Storytelling Network. 828.664.1429 or 828.777.9177.
December 10-11: Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, with storyteller, Tim Lowry. Restaurant Circa 1886, 149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC, www.circa1886.com
December 13: The Feed and Seed Storytelling Series. Saturday, 3 pm, Feed and Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher, NC. Contact 828.484.9716 or 828.699.7114.
February 27: 7th Annual Celebration of Story Concert, through Music, Visual Arts, and Spoken Word. Sponsored by Clemson Area StoryTellers (CAST) Guild. Friday evening at 7pm, The Arts Center, 212 Butler Rd, Clemson, SC. Contact info: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
February 27-March 1: Grab That Story and Tell It!, storytelling class, taught by Ted Cooley. John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC. Contact 1.800.365.5724 or https://classes.folkschool.org/Browse.aspx
March 13-14: Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival. Friday night concert, Saturday storytelling all day, Saturday night Ghost Stories and Family Concert. Wragg Square, corner of Meeting and Charlotte Street, Charleston, SC. Contact email@example.com.
March 15-20: "Reader's Theater" - Folk School Style. Storytelling, Writing class, taught by Bobbie Pell. John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC. Contact 1-800-365-5724 or https://classes.folkschool.org/Browse.aspx