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 2017

January 27-29: NCSG Winter Workshop, presenter TBA.  To be held on the grounds of the Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell, Oak Island, NC.  Contact Terry Rollins or Dianne Hackworth

May 2017

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

November 2017

November 3-4: NCSG Storytelling Festival.  Watch for exciting details!

 

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.

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 chamlin1@triad.rr.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, gale@woodsmanstories.com.

June 2016

June 28: Introduction to Storytelling with Bruce Kirchoff.  For a parent who wants to begin telling bedtime stories, business person wanting to improve communication skills, a budding storyteller who wants a place to begin.  Free; 6:30-8:30pm.  Greensboro Public Library, 219 N Church St., Greensboro, NC.  Pre-registration required.  To register contact Bruce Kirchoff: kirchoffbruce@gmail.com

July 2016

July 2: Stories on Asheville's Front Porch.  Featuring Tom Godleski, The Mountain Merrymakers and Cricket the Clown.  Karen Schwartz, MC and Elena Diana Miller as Intro for clowns.  Time: 9:30am-11:30am.  Rhino Courtyard at Diana Wortham Center, 2 South Pack Square Asheville, NC. Contact becky@greenprints.com; 828.682.1902 or 282.243.9259.  

July 3-9: Storytellers Wild Week.  To be led by Dan Keding, sought after workshop leader & storyteller within the storytelling community.  Wildacres Retreat Center, 1565 Wild Acres Rd., Little Switzerland, NC.  Contact: Dianne Hackworth at dianne@diannehackworth.com865.457.3392 or go to http://dianne79.wix.com/wildweek.

July 5-7: ETSE Storytelling Institute: Exploring Ancient and Epic Tales, with Heather Forest.  Classes for credit or non-credit.  Space limited.  218 Campus Center Building, Johnson City, TN.  Questions?  Contact: Sobol@etsu.edu  For more information and registration: http://www.etsu.edu/cas/comm_perform/storytelling/summer.php

July 16: Storytelling Workshop and Concert. Andy Offutt Irwin, storyteller, singer-songwriter, theatre director, and recipient of the National Storytelling Network's ORACLE Circle of Excellence, will help participants discover the hidden jewels of their own stories, during an all day workshop (10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). Andy's evening concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Location: Walhalla Civic Auditorium, 101 East North Broad St., Walhalla, S.C. Contact:  Lisa at eister.lisa@gmail.com or 864.653.4932 for more information.

July 17: David Joe Miller presents - THE STORYCRAFTERS all the way from Hudson, New York.  Nationally touring storytellers, Barry Marshall and Jeri Burns are the STORYCRAFTERS appearing for a SPECIAL SUNDAY SHOW at Buffalo Nickel 747 Haywood Road in Asheville, NC.  Sunday,  7pm.  Tickets are  at the door or $12 online at Eventbrite.com.  Call 828-575-2844 for dinner reservations and contact davidjoetells@yahoo.com for more information.

July 20: David Joe Miller presents - our extremely popular OPEN MIC! Spoken Word show where anyone can tell a story, recite a poem, read their written work or do comedy on our stage.  NO COVER CHARGE; Wednesday, 7pm.  Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC.  Call 828-575-2844 for dinner reservations.  Come early for drinks and dinner.  Contact davidjoetells@yahoo.com for more information.  Only two rules.  Limit time on stage to 10 minutes and keep your clothes on!

July 20: Folktales and Stories from American History.  With storyteller, Tim Lowry, who is back by popular demand, 2pm.  McCormick County Library, 201 Railroad Ave., McCormick, SC.  Contact mccormicklibrary@hotmail.com or http://mccormickcountylibarary.org/

July 21-24: National Storytelling Conference.  Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza, 4445 Main St, Kansas City, Missouri.  http://www.storynet.org/, 800.525.451.  For lodging contact Kansas City Marriott at 1.816.531.3000.

July 26: Introduction to Storytelling with Bruce Kirchoff.  For a parent who wants to begin telling bedtime stories, business person wanting to improve communication skills, a budding storyteller who wants a place to begin.  Free; 6:30-8:30pm.  Greensboro Public Library, 219 N Church St., Greensboro, NC.  Pre-registration required.  To register contact Bruce Kirchoff: kirchoffbruce@gmail.com

July 26-30: Teller in Residence, featuring Andy Offutt Irwin.  Matinee performances, 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN.  Toll-free at 1.800.952.8392.

July 28: Teller in Residence, featuring Andy Offutt Irwin.  Evening concert, 7:30pm.  International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN.  Toll-free at 1.800.952.8392.

July 28: Front Porch Stories presents: A Summer Bouquet of Tellers.  Featuring Pamela Alberda, Robin Kitson and Rebekah O'Connell.  7pm, Sertoma Arts Center at Shelley Lake Park, 1400 West Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC.  http://www.frontporchstories.org/

August 2016

August 1-3: ETSE Storytelling Institute: Telling Stories with Wit, with Andy Offutt Irwin.  Classes for credit or non-credit.  Space limited.  218 Campus Center Building, Johnson City, TN.  Questions?  Contact: Sobol@etsu.edu  For more information and registration: http://www.etsu.edu/cas/comm_perform/storytelling/summer.php

August 6: Forest of Wake Storyfest.  Workshops are included!  Lineup features nationally acclaimed Donna Washington, North Carolina's favorite Lona Bartlett, and local song writer / musician / storyteller Dan Blaisdell.  Visit http://www.wakeforestnc.gov/2016-forest-of-wake-storyfest.aspx for location and ticket information.  Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC.  See web site for contact information or contact Gale Buck, gale@woodsmanstories.com.

August 7-13: 11th Annual StoryWindow Retreat and Adventure, with Connie Regan-Blake.  Seven days of telling, coaching, & fun.  Contact 828-258-1113, http://storywindow.com/ or connie@storywindow.com.

August 16-20: Teller in Residence, featuring David Holt.  Matinee performances, 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN.  Toll-free at 1.800.952.8392.

August 17: David Joe Miller presents - Nationally acclaimed Appalachian Storyteller, Adam Booth from West Virginia and Vixi Jil Glenn from Asheville, NC.  Wednesday, 7pm.  Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC.  Come early for drinks and dinner.  Call 828-575-2844 for dinner reservations and contact davidjoetells@yahoo.com for more information.

August 18: David Joe Miller presents - Nationally acclaimed Appalachian Storyteller, Adam Booth, will present a storytelling workshop at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Asheville.  On a Thursday.  Details to be announced soon.  Contact davidjoetells@yahoo.com for more information.

August 20: "What's So Funny" Adding Humor to your Storytelling.  Pat Nease, past president of the Florida Storytelling Association, workshop leader will tickle your funny bone. She is a Storyteller, 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award and Three Time Florida's Champion Liar!  Admission: Non member $30.00, SCSN members $25.00, College students $15.00.  10:00 - 11:30 am.  South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Colombia, SC.  Contact 803.701.7566 or 803.960.6827 or Suzettehawkins@gmail.com; SCstorytellingnetwork.org

September 2016

September 16: The Joyful Jewel Storytelling Festival.  Unique storytellers in a unique location.  The Joyful Jewel is an craft and art gallery in downtown Pittsboro featuring 100% local artists.  They also host spoken word events frequently.  Refreshments served.  The event is free.  The Joyful Jewel, 44-A Hillsboro St., downtown Pittsboro, NC.  Friday, 7-9pm.  Contact Mariah Wheeler at mariah.joyfuljewel@gmail.com; http://www.joyfuljewel.com or call 919.883.2775.

September 18: David Joe Miller presents - Nationally acclaimed storyteller, Tim Lowery.  On a Sunday.  For more information contact davidjoetells@yahoo.com

September 20-24: Teller in Residence, featuring Tim Lowry.  Matinee performances, 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN.  Toll-free at 1.800.952.8392.

September 21: David Joe Miller presents - Nationally acclaimed poet, author and teacher, Laura Hope-Gill. Wednesday.  For more information contact davidjoetells@yahoo.com

September 24: The Feed & Seed Storytelling Series.  Featuring storyteller Hawk Hurst.  Saturday, 4pm.  STEAP, Storytelling Education & Arts Program.  Feed & Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher NC.  Contact: FeedandSeedNC.com

September 24: 34th Annual Storytelling Festival.  Presented by Wake County Public Libraries and Wake County Parks, Recreation & Open Space.  Historic Oak View Country Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC.  Contact:  https://www.everfest.com/e/wake-county-storytelling-festival-raleigh-nc

September 30-October 2: ETSE Storytelling Institute: Journey through the Landscape of Story, with Claire Murieann Murphy.  Classes for credit or non-credit.  Space limited.  218 Campus Center Building, Johnson City, TN.  Questions?  Contact: Sobol@etsu.edu  For more information and registration: http://www.etsu.edu/cas/comm_perform/storytelling/summer.php

October 2016

October 3-6:  Teller in Residence, featuring Donald Davis.  Matinee performances.  International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN.  Toll-free at 1.800.952.8392.

October 5: Teller in Residence, featuring Donald Davis.  Evening concert, 7:30pm.  International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN.  Toll-free at 1.800.952.8392.

October 7-9: National Storytelling Festival.  Contact the International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN, Toll-free at 1.800.952.8392.

Oct 14-16- Storytelling Festival of Carolina.  Performers are world-renowned tellers Donald Davis, Kuniko Yamamoto and Tim Lowry.  131 S Main Street, Laurinburg, NC.  http://www.storyartscenter.org/; director@storyartscenter.org or call 910.277.3599.

October 19: David Joe Miller presents - our popular OPEN MIC returns to Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC.   Wednesday, 7pm.  NO COVER CHARGE.  Anyone can tell a story, recite a poem, read written work or do comedy for ten minutes on our stage. Contact davidjoetells@yahoo.com for more information.

October 25-29: Teller in Residence, featuring Sheila Kay Adams.  Matinee performances, 2pm. International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN.  Toll-free at 1.800.952.8392.

October 27: Teller in Residence, featuring Sheila Kay Adams.  Evening concert, 7:30pm.  International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN.  Toll-free at 1.800.952.8392.

November 2016

November 12: The Feed & Seed Storytelling Series.  Featuring storyteller, Donna Marie Todd and musician/singer, Andy Gwynn.  Saturday 4pm.  STEAP, Storytelling Education & Arts Program.  Feed & Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher NC.  Contact: FeedandSeedNC.com.

November 16: David Joe Miller presents, our previously SOLD OUT show, "WORD" returns to the Buffalo Nickel stage.  Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC.  Wednesday, 7pm, featuring champions from the Moth Story Slam.  Contact davidjoetells@yahoo.com for more information.

December 2016

December 1-3: Christmas Concert with The Uncalled for Trio Tour, Unwrapped.  Featuring Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp and Andy Offutt Irwin.  Thursday through Saturday, 2pm and 7:30pm.  Reservations strongly recommended.  International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN.  storytellingcenter.net or call Toll-free at 1.800.952.8392. 

December 9: The Joyful Jewel Storytelling Festival.  Unique storytellers in a unique location.  The Joyful Jewel is an craft and art gallery in downtown Pittsboro featuring local artists.  They also host spoken word events frequently.  Refreshments served.  The event is free.  The Joyful Jewel, 44-A Hillsboro St., downtown Pittsboro, NC.  Friday, 7-9pm.  Contact Mariah Wheeler at mariah.joyfuljewel@gmail.com; http://www.joyfuljewel.com or call 919.883.2775.

December 14: David Joe Miller presents - Michael Reno Harrell's Carolina Christmas Show.  New stories and songs, Wednesday at 7pm.  Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC.  $14 at the door; $12 online at http://eventbrite.com/

December 17: Christmas Concert with Tim Lowry presents Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.  See Tim in his renowned one-man show.  Dressed in Victorian costume, he invokes the spirit of Dickens with his wit and flair for the dramatic.  Saturday 2pm and 7:30pm.  Reservations strongly recommended.  International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN.  storytellingcenter.net or call Toll-free at 1.800.952.8392. 

 

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