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 24-26: NCSG's Winter Workshop, with master storyteller Andy Offutt Irwin. To be held on the grounds of the Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell, Oak Island, NC. Contact Terry Rollins or Dianne Hackworth. Download Registration Form.
May 2-4: NCSG's Spring Retreat. Storytelling Workshop to be held at the Wildacres Retreat Center, Little Switzerland, NC. Contact email@example.com.
NCSG and Transylvania Public Library Brevard Storytelling Festival. Info TBA.
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.
Imagine That! Storytellers of Mount Airy meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the Mount Airy Library on Rockford Street. Tellers and listeners are invited. Contact Terri Ingalls at email@example.com or 336-351-3806.
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.
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. Meets 2nd Thursday of each month - 7:30pm. Barnes & Noble, Arboretum Shopping Ctr., Charlotte, NC. Contact 704-756-2919.
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 email@example.com.
The Village Tellers. First Tuesday of the Month, 7:00 pm. Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27605. Share your story and help others improve theirs. Note: location subject to availability. Contact: Gale Buck, firstname.lastname@example.org, to confirm or for other information.
December 1: Michael Reno Harrell and Sheila Kay Adams will perform their "Blue Ridge Christmas" show, Sunday at 2pm. 36 Bridge Street Marshall, NC. Contact 828-545-1331 or purchase tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/514333 or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
December 2: The Ugly Sweater Tour featuring The Uncalled For Trio (Andy Offutt Irwin, Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp) 8:00pm. Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC. Contact Beth Sheffield, email@example.com
December 5-7: Uncalled for Christmas Tour. The Uncalled for Trio will be bringing a brand new show to the International Storytelling Center. Thursday, December 5 • 7:30pm; Friday, December 6 • 2:00 and 7:30pm; Saturday, December 7 • 2:00 and 7:30pm. Featuring Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp, and Andy Offutt Irwin, offering fresh holiday humor and brand new stories with The Ugly Sweater Tour. Wear your ugliest holiday sweater (any holiday) and you may win a prize! http://www.storytellingcenter.net/news/the-ugly-sweater-tour/ or call 800-952-8392, ext. 221 or 423-753-2171 for tickets. (Usually sells out quickly). Jonesborough, TN.
December 6: Michael Reno Harrell will perform his "Carolina Christmas" show to kick off the Holiday Studio Tour at the TRAC Arts Resource Center - Friday 7 to 8pm in Spruce Pine, NC.
December 7: Storytelling at Fletcher Feed & Seed. Storytellers supplied by Asheville Story Circle and STEAP, Inc. 3-5pm. 3715 Hendersonville Road (at intersection of Hwy 25 and Fanning Bridge Road), Fletcher, NC 28732. Site contact 828-216-3492; www.feedandseednc.org.
December 7: Vixi Jil Glenn will tell stories at 6:30pm to benefit the Vanishing Wheelchair's Myth, Mirth and Magic show. To be presented in Emmaus Hall at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 337 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC.
December 8: Michael Reno Harrell and Sheila Kay Adams will be performing their..."Blue Ridge Christmas" show at the White Horse Black Mountain, Sunday - 3 to 5pm, Black Mountain, NC. For advance tickets click HERE!
Michael Reno Harrell and Sheila
Kay Adams will present their "Blue
Ridge Christmas" show, Thursday, 7:45 to 9:30pm. The
Strand Theatre at 38 Main, Waynesville, NC. Contact
828-283-0079. Advance tickets may be purchased online at 38main.com or at the theater box office.
December 12: Ugly Sweater Tour with Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp, and Andy Offutt Irwin. Thursday, 7:30pm, Port Royal Elementary School on Paris Avenue in Old Village Port Royal. This event is produced by ARTworks, your stylish community arts center in Beaufort, SC. For more info 379-2787 orwww.artworksinbeaufort.org.
December 13: Uncalled for Tour featuring Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp, and Andy Offutt Irwin. Friday, Main Library Auditorium 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC. 7pm, no charge; a presentation of Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival, sponsored by Charleston Friends of the Library. Contact 843-805-6930.
December 20: Dickens'
Christmas Carol, with
Storyteller, Tim Lowry. 3:00pm. Timrod Library, 217
Central Avenue, (downtown) Summerville, SC. Contact
December 20: Michael Reno Harrell and Sheila Kay Adams will be performing their..."Blue Ridge Christmas" show at the Transylvania County Library, Friday - 7 to 9:00pm, Brevard, NC. For more info call 828-884-3151.
December 21: McIntyre's Books features Author & Storyteller Donald Davis. Davis will appear at the Fearrington Barn, Fearington Village Saturday at 11am. Plan to arrive early - this event fills up very quickly. Chatham County’s CORA group will be accepting donations and cans of food. Pittsboro, NC. Contact McIntyre’s Books at 919- 542-3030 or go to www.fearrington.com/village-shops/mcintyres-books/.
December 22: McIntyre's Books features Author & Storyteller Donald Davis. Davis will appear at the Fearrington Barn, Fearington Village Sunday at 2pm. Plan to arrive early - this event fills up very quickly. Chatham County’s CORA group will be accepting donations and cans of food. Pittsboro, NC. Contact McIntyre’s Books at 919- 542-3030 or go to www.fearrington.com/village-shops/mcintyres-books/.
January 5: Chuck Brodsky Concert. "Old fashioned story songs brimming with wit and compassion…off-center, off-the-wall...He will appeal to everyone who likes their music with a side of thought." New York Times. Peformance at 6pm - Mountain Spirit Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville, NC. Contact 828-545-2260.
January 17-19: Storyteller Donald Davis. Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Call the church for schedule: 757-428-7727 or www.vbumc.org.
January 25: David Holt and the Lightning Bolts in concert, Lincolnton, NC. James Warren Citizens Center 115 West Main Street Lincolnton, NC 28092. Saturday, 7:30pm. Contact 704-736-8461.
27: Story Slam,
open-mic, competitive, five-minute time limit storytelling for adults
and older teens. 7:00-8:45 pm. Prizes awarded! A Kentucky
Storytelling Association, Wandering Storytellers event presented in
partnership the Lexington Public Library. Free parking with ticket
validation at the library. Click
here for directions to the parking garage (accessible
from Main or from Vine via Hernando Alley.)
Admission: $5 donation suggested. Farish Theater, Lexington Public
Library, 140 East Main Street, Lexington, KY. Additional
February 7: Sutton, Holt and Coleman in concert, Raleigh, NC. Sponsored by Piedmont Council of Traditional Music Fletcher Theater 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC. Friday, 8pm. Contact Box Office: 919-664-8302 or https://www.pinecone.org/event-detail.php?id=297.
March 7-9: Azalea Storytelling Festival. Featuring Michael Reno Harrell and others. Callaway Auditorium, LaGrange College Campus, 801 Dallis Street, LaGrange, GA. For more information please contact 706-882-9909.
March 14-15: Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival, featuring Donald Davis and others. Wragg Square downtown - 342 Meeting St., Charleston, SC. Contact 843-805-6930 or www.ccpl.org.
March 29: Finding the Storyteller in You, a storytelling workshop with Connie Regan-Blake. Everyone welcome - from beginner to experienced, Saturday 9:30am – 4:30pm. http://www.storywindow.com/workshops.htm
April 7-8: Storyteller Donald Davis. Storytelling performances each evening; 7:30pm. Jonesborough Visitors Center, Jonesborough, TN. Contact 423-753-1010 or www.historicjonesborough.com.
April 11-12: Sounds of the Mountains Festival.Performers will be Andy Offutt Irwin, David Novak, Ed Stivender and Donna Washington. Camp Bethel, 328 Bethel Road, Fincastle, VA. For more information: www.soundsofthemountains.org/ or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 11-13: Storytelling Festival of Carolina. Featured tellers, Donald Davis, Carmen Deedy and Antonio Rocha, Kim Weitkamp and the Healing Force. Laurinburg, NC. Contact 910-277-3599, email@example.com or www.storytellingfestivalofcarolina.org.
April 11-13: Cumberland Falls Storytelling Festival, featuring Stephen Hollen, Pam Holcomb, “Buck P” Creacy, and Jack’s Mama (Sharon Kirk Clifton). Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, 7351 Hwy. 90, Corbin, KY.
April 25-26: Stone Soup Storytelling Festival. Woodruff, SC. Contact the Woodruff Library at 864-476-8770 or http://stonesoupsc.com/.
April 28-May 3: Storyteller Donald Davis at THE SWAG Country Inn. Hiking each morning and storytelling after dinner each evening. 2300 Swag Road, Waynesville, NC. Contact 800- 789-7672 or www.theswag.com.
May 2-4: Hatteras Village Storytelling Festival. Features Bland Simpson, Kevin Duffus, Clifford Swain, Ben Cherry and Nu/Blu. Hatteras Village, NC (Outer Banks). Contact 252-986-2515 or http://www.hatterasyarns.org/.
May 18-24: North Carolina Food Traditions and Stories with Donald Davis. John Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC. Contact 1-800.365.5724 or www.folkschool.org.
June 14: Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration, Saturday, 10am-5pm. A celebration of mountain heritage, music, dance, craft and Appalachian Life! Educational and entertaining. Main Street Downtown Waynesville, NC. Contact 828-456-3517 or firstname.lastname@example.org.