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 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 Hackworth. DOWNLOAD: Registration & Info
TBA: NCSG's Spring Retreat. Storytelling Workshop to be held at the Wildacres Retreat Center, Little Switzerland, NC. Contact email@example.com.
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Village Storytellers. First 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, email@example.com.
December 20: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Performed by Storyteller Tim Lowry. Tim invokes the spirit of Mr. Dickens with his quick wit, rapid fire delivery, and flair for the dramatic. Suitable for ages 10 and up. 2pm at the National Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN. Ticket reservations recommended; call 423.913.1276. http://www.storytellingcenter.net/
December 20: Stories for the Holiday Season with Donald Davis. 11am, Fearrington Village at the Barn. This event gathers food for the CORA winter food bank. Admission is free, but, please bring non-perishable food items (such as canned) to contribute. Sponsored by McIntyre’s Fine Books of Fearrington Village. Located off highway 15-501 between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro, NC. http://www.fearrington.com/village-calendar/
December 21: Stories for the Holiday Season with Donald Davis. 2pm, Fearrington Village at the Barn. This event gathers food for the CORA winter food bank. Admission is free, but, please bring non-perishable food items (such as canned) to contribute. Sponsored by McIntyre’s Fine Books of Fearrington Village. Located off highway 15-501 between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro, NC. http://www.fearrington.com/village-calendar/
January 17: Bold-Faced Liars' Showdown. All leg pullers, aged 16 and above, are invited to enter this fun one day competition! The evening show will feature award-winning story teller David Novak. Beginning at 2pm; afternoon tickets - $10; evening tickets - $10. $15 for both! Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast, 131 South Main Street, Laurinburg, NC. For details go to http://www.storyartscenter.org/ or contact 910.277.3599.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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 6-8: Azalea Storytelling Festival. Donald 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 You. A 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, email@example.com or 828.258.1113.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com, 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 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