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.  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 StorytellersFirst 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.

July 2016

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 IrwinMatinee 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 IrwinEvening 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 TellersFeaturing 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/

July 30: David Joe Miller Presents WORD! will celebrate the spoken word and honor Asheville's own "Storylady," Gwenda Ledbetter on her Lifetime Achievement Award from NSN.  Gwenda will be joined by Joseph Sobol, director of the Graduate Program in Storytelling at ETSU.... and Raymond Christian, four time champion of The Moth Story Slam in Asheville and most recently heard on NPR's "Snap Judgment."  Co-hosting with David Joe Miller will be Jimmy Neil Smith.  Saturday night at 7pm (doors at 6)  The Altamont Theater downtown Asheville, NC. Tickets are 15 at the door or 12 online at: http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/4394003/ or contact David Joe at davidjoetells@yahoo.com

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 13: Nationally known storyteller Tim Lowry to perform.  Saturday.  Don't miss this guy who has wowed the crowds at the National Storytelling Festival the last three years in a row!  From traditional tales to personal stories to unique Gullah language versions of folktales from the low country of South Carolina; Tim will have you laughing like you haven't laughed in a LONG time!  Kids & families show- 11:00am; show for all ages- 3:00pm.  Weaverville Library, 41 N Main St, Weaverville, NC Sponsored by Friends of Weaverville Library.  Contact 828.250.6482.

August 16-20: Teller in Residence, featuring David HoltMatinee 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 Thursday evening, 6pm.  Cost: $35.00 per person at the door or online at Mining The Fools Gold with Adam BoothContact davidjoetells@yahoo.com for additional information.

August 19: Appalachian Tales and True Stories, with Connie Regan-Blake, Tom Godleski, and David Joe Miller.  7pm - free, donations accepted.  OLLI in Manheimer Room of Reuter Center on UNCA Campus, 1 University Heights, Asheville, NC.  Contact olli@unca.edu or 828.251.6140.

August 19-21: Telling Lies.  Weekend storytelling class led by Bil Lepp. Learn the art of crafting a tall tale, from a simple idea to a hilarious story, in several simple steps. A handy skill for many occasions, we'll make storytelling that approachable! Beginning to intermediate students absolutely welcome.  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

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

August 24: David Joe Miller Presents OPEN MIC!  Words of Peace to Promote Healing.  Our First Open MIC! at The Block Off Biltmore, corner of Eagle and Market Streets, downtown Asheville in the historic YMI building.  Bring your ten minute story or poem about Peace or Healing.  This is a THEMED OPEN MIC!  No cover charge.  Sign up at 7pm, show begins at 8pm.  The Block Off Biltmore is a Vegan Wine and Social Justice Bar located in the nation’s oldest African-American Cultural Center.  8pm Admission: FREE; Address: 39 South Market St. Asheville, NC.  Phone: 828.808.1150; Email: davidjoetells@yahoo.com;  Website: www.davidjoemiller.com

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 Tim Lowery with Roy Harris at Buffalo Nickel 747 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC.  7pm, $14 at door or $12 online at eventbrite.com or 828-808-1150.

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

September 21: David Joe Miller Presents Spoken Word OPEN MIC!  Wednesday at Buffalo Nickel 747 Haywood Road Asheville.  7pm, signup at 6:30.  Free.  For more information contact 828.808.1150 or davidjoetells@yahoo.com

September 24: The Feed & Seed Storytelling SeriesFeaturing 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 DavisMatinee performances.  International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN.  Toll-free at 1.800.952.8392.

October 5: Teller in Residence, featuring Donald DavisEvening 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.

Oct 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: mevans@andersonlibrary.org.  Website: www.andersonlibrary.org

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 25-29: Teller in Residence, featuring Sheila Kay AdamsMatinee 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 AdamsEvening concert, 7:30pm.  International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN.  Toll-free at 1.800.952.8392.

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 2016

November 9-12: Storyteller, Elizabeth Ellis shows and workshop to be announced 828.808.1150.

November 12: The Feed & Seed Storytelling SeriesFeaturing 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.

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.  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 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.