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 2015

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 HackworthDOWNLOAD: Registration & Info

May 2015

May 1-3: NCSG's Spring Retreat.  Storytelling Workshop will be led by Master Storyteller, Linda Goodman.  To be held at the beautiful Wildacres Retreat Center, Little Switzerland, NC.  Details TBA.  Contact gudgers@charter.net.

 

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.

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 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.

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 chamlin1@triad.rr.com.

The Village StorytellersFirst 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, gale@woodsmanstories.com.

 

January 2015

January 26: Black Box Storytelling Theater presents an Evening of Stories with Regi Carpenter, professional storyteller recently featured at the National Storytelling Festival, and Tom Chalmers, actor and comedian.  Monday at 7pm.  Doors open at 6pm.  $8 in advance online - http://www.newmountainavl.com/ or $10 at the door, 18 years of age and older.  SOL Bar at New Mountain, 38 North French Broad Ave., Downtown Asheville, NC.  Parking on either side of building.  Private memberships available for 1 cent.

February 2015

February 27: 7th Annual Celebration of Story Concert, through Spoken Word and Music. Featuring Wendel Craker, Mary Anne Huggins, Judy Seeley, and Jennifer Simmons. Celtic Music by Emerald Road. FREE (donations accepted).  Please bring a canned food item to benefit Clemson Community Care. Sponsored by Clemson Area StoryTellers (CAST) Guild.  Friday evening at 7pm, The Arts Center, 212 Butler Rd, Clemson, SC.  Contact info: lisaeister@bellsouth.net or judy_seeley@hotmail.com  Directions: http://explorearts.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 2015

March 6-8: Azalea Storytelling Festival.  Donald Davis will be telling with Ed Stivender, Bil Lepp, Carol Cain and Kevin Kling.  LaGrange, Georgia.  http://www.lagrange.edu/events/azalea/index.html

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 charlestontells@ccpl.org

March 14, 2015: “Culpeper Tells” Storytelling Festival with Donald Davis and others.  State Theater of Culpepper, 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper, Virginia.  Contact http://www.culpepertheatre.org/events/culpeper-tells-a-festival-of-words/ or 540.825.8691.

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

March 21: Finding the Storyteller in YouA one-day storytelling workshop with Connie Regan-Blake.  Everyone welcome – from beginner to experienced, Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm.  Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville (third floor of the Asheville Visitors Center).  Contact: www.StoryWindow.com, connie@storywindow.com or 828.258.1113.
 

April 2015

April 10-11: Sounds of the Mountains Festival.  Featuring Donald Davis, Dolores Hydock, Patrick Ball and Baba Jamal Koram.  Camp Bethel, 328 Bethel Road, Fincastle, VA.  http://www.soundsofthemountains.org/information.html or campbetheloffice@gmail.com.  

April 11: Do Tell! Stories Under the Bell Tower, Storytelling Festival.  Join us for a day with nationally-known storytellers who will make you laugh, cry, and cheer as they tell hand-crafted stories about life, mystery, history, and legends.  10am-8:30pm; admission varies by event.  Madison Morgan Cultural Center, 434 S Main Street, Madison, GA.  Contact: rarmistead@mmcc-arts.org, www.mmcc-arts.org, 706-342-4743. 

April 16-19: Stone Soup Storytelling Festival.  Events on Main.  Featured tellers, Linda Goodman and others.  Woodruff, SC.  http://stonesoupsc.com/

May 2015 

May 17-22:  Storytelling from Scratch.  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

June 2015 

June 28-July 4: Basic Techniques of Telling.  Storytelling class taught by Elizabeth Ellis.  John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC.  Contact 1-800-365-5724 or https://classes.folkschool.org/Browse.aspx

July 2015

July 10-12: Women's Stories.  Weekend storytelling class taught by Elizabeth Ellis.  Enjoy a skill-building workshop for crafting stories of women and their traditional strengths. Historical stories, folk tales, and personal stories will form a nucleus of study for becoming more effective tellers. No experience necessary, just a sense of humor and a willingness to take risks. (Brave men are encouraged to attend!)  John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC.  Contact 1-800-365-5724 or https://classes.folkschool.org/Browse.aspx

July 12-18: "10th Annual StoryWindow Retreat & Adventure", 7 days of telling, coaching and fun.  Led by Master Storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake.  This Storytelling Workshop welcomes all levels of expertise; from beginner to experienced teller.  In a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, participants discover ways of being in the world that nurture your creative flow while developing skills to:

  • Find, create, learn, and polish stories.
  • Effectively integrate voice with image, gesture, and emotion.
  • Embody a story and break free of memorization.
  • Engage in companion listening and appreciative inquiry.
  • Activate your body as a key component of a well-told tale.
  • Use your voice, breath, and silence to support the audience’s journey as they listen.

Sunday through Saturday; Asheville, NC.  For details, click on the hyperlink above.  Or contact connie@storywindow.com; 828.258.1113.