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 27-29: NCSG Winter Workshop. Will be led by Three-time Emmy Winning Storyteller, Bobby Norfolk. To be held on the grounds of the Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell, Oak Island, NC. Contact Terry Rollins or Dianne Hackworth.
NCSG Spring Retreat. Storytelling Workshop. Wildacres Conference Center, Little Switzerland, NC. Contact: Dianne Hackworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865.457.3392. TBA
November 3-4: NCSG Storytelling Festival. Watch for exciting details!
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. Monthly, usually third Sunday at 3pm. Page 158 Books, 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. 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. 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.
September 2016September 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 2: Elizabeth McCain "A Lesbian Bell Tells." 2pm at The Altamont Theater 18 Church St., Asheville, NC. Tickets at http://thealtamonttheatre.com/ or 828.782.3334.
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: Finding Your Way Home: Stories of True-Life Adventures and Mountain Roots. Performer, storyteller Connie Regan-Blake, 7pm. Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, 159 Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock, NC. Contact 828.295.9099, email@example.com or http://blowingrockmuseum.org/events/131/23616
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.
October 14: David Joe Miller Presents WORD show at Trade and Lore Coffeehouse on Wall St. downtown Asheville, NC. 8pm, $14 at door or $12 online at https://www.eventbrite.com/ or 828.808.1150.
October 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/; firstname.lastname@example.org or call 910.277.3599.
October 15: Hagood Mill Storytelling Festival. Host and teller-in-residence Johnny Fowler. Featured teller will be award-winning songwriter and veteran storyteller Michael Reno Harrell, Asheville's very own Appalachian sprit Kathy Gordon, and the powerful voice of Darion McCloud from Columbia, SC. 138 Hagood Mill Rd, Pickens, SC. Contact: http://visitpickenscounty.com/event/1485/hagood-mill-storytelling-festival/ or 864.898.2936.
October 16-20: 12th Annual Starburst Storytellers' Festival. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anderson County Library, this year's festival celebrates Edgar Allan Poe! Allan Wolf, poet/storyteller/ musician, presents "It's All About Poe!" at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16. Evening shows run Monday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m.: Monday - Adam Booth; Tuesday - Clemson Area Storytellers' Guild; Wednesday - Bobbie Pell; Thursday - Tim Lowry. Time(s): Various Admission: Free. 300 N. McDuffie Street, Anderson, SC. Contact: 864.260.4500 or email: email@example.com. Website: www.andersonlibrary.org
October 18-22: Annual Athens Storytelling Festival. Featuring nationally-renowned storytellers Donald Davis, Andy Offut Irwin, Dolores Hycock and Michael Reno Harrell. On the Courthouse Square in historic downtown at 121 N. Marion Street, Athens, Alabama. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or athensstorytellingfestival.com
October 19: David Joe Miller Presents Scary Spoken Word OPEN MIC. Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC. Wednesday, 7pm - sign up at 6:30. Free. Contact: 828.808.1150 for more information.
October 21: David Joe Miller Presents WORD! with David Novak. "HOUNDED!" Doors open: 7:30pm. Show, Scary Word at 8pm with Internationally acclaimed storyteller, David Novak and Moth Storytelling Slam Champion, Alison Fields. Admission $15 at door; $12 online. Trade and Lore Coffee (Asheville's newest coffee house), 37 Wall St., Asheville, NC. Phone: 828-808-1150; Email: email@example.com or http://www.eventbrite.com/
October 22: Spinning Yarns Festival. Featuring Storyteller, Linda Goodman, with Celtic Music and Farm Tour. Real Yarn Spinning too! Lots of stories by award winning storyteller, Linda Goodman; Celtic music while sitting around a fire and more. Cost $30 per adult; $15 per child. Discount with advance purchase. 708 Winding Brook Road, Monroe, NC. NOTE: Rain Date - November 5th. happyhillsalpacafarm.com
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: Front Porch Stories, featuring Sam Pearsal, Chris Wise and Gale Buck. 7pm. Sertoma Arts Center at Shelley Lake Park, 1400 West Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC. http://www.frontporchstories.org/
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.
October 29: 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.
October 30-November 5: The Many Facets of Storytelling. Class led by Kim Weitkamp. What is it you want to do with storytelling? A hobby - or career? Family storyteller - or maybe a writer? We will cover the all-important topic of stage fright, along with stage presence, body language, use of vocal technique, and how and when to add music/song. You are also encouraged to bring a story or two that you may be working on, and we will include those pieces as well. No matter how basic or advanced your storytelling skills, this week will fill your story tool bag to the brim! Prior to registering, please read our General Information and Policies. John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC. https://classes.folkschool.org/ or 1.800.365.5724
November 9-12: Storyteller, Elizabeth Ellis shows and workshop to be announced 828.808.1150.
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 20: Tellabration! Asheville Storytelling Circle's 21st Anniversary Celebration. Featuring Donald Davis, Elena Miller, Kathy Gordon, Charlie St. Clair, David Joe Miller and Wallace Shealy. Sunday, 3:00pm. Folk Art Center, 382 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Asheville, NC. Contact 828.274.1123 or 828.298.7928.
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. Free. The Joyful Jewel, 44-A Hillsboro St., downtown Pittsboro, NC. Friday, 7-9pm. Contact Mariah Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.joyfuljewel.com or call 919.883.2775.
December 14: David Joe Miller Presents Michael Reno Harrell All New Carolina Christmas Show. Wednesday, 7pm. Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC. $14 at the door; $12. 828.808.1150 or 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.
January 21-22: Stories from Sea to Shore. Tellers are Tim Lowry, Sheila Arnold Jones & Linda Goodman. First Baptist Church, 312 Kempsville Road, Norfolk, Virginia. Contact: email@example.com or 757.461.3226.
January 27-29: Hearts Afire Storytelling Festival. Tellers: Tim Lowry, Sheila Arnold-Jones, Linda Goodman. First Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia. Contact: Gayle Turner, firstname.lastname@example.org
February 18-20: Saint Simons Island Storytelling Festival, hosted by Epworth By The Sea. Featured tellers will be Donald Davis, Andy Offutt Irwin, Bil Lepp and Lyn Ford. Questions email: email@example.com. Registration: https://www.hform.com/form.cgi?10875852
March 26-April 1: Writing from the Heart. Class on writing and storytelling, led by Bobbie Pell. What does it mean to "write from the heart" in today's world? By examining personal definitions of this phrase, writer of all levels will learn to deepen characterization, to interweave emotional threads into exhilarating plot lines, and to examine imagery to relay mood. Short exercises, storytelling works by national tellers, and journaling methods will expand your writing horizons. Prior to registering, please read our General Information and Policies. John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC. https://classes.folkschool.org/ or 1.800.365.5724.