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 Hackworth

May 2015

TBA: NCSG's Spring Retreat.  Storytelling Workshop to be held at the Wildacres Retreat Center, Little Switzerland, NC.  Contact dianne@diannehackworth.com.

 

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.

Imagine That! Storytellers of Mount Airy meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the Mount Airy Library on Rockford Street. Tellers and listeners are invited. Contact Terri Ingalls at potluck@surry.net or 336-351-3806.

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.

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.

  

July 2014

July 31: Storytelling at Riverside Restaurant at Brownwood with ReVonda Crow.  7181 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, NC.  336-877-4847; https://www.facebook.com/Riversiderestaurantatbrownwood; questions contact ReVonda at 336-977-8275.

 

August 2014

August 3-5: ETSU Summer Storytelling Institute.  Led by storytelling coach, Doug Lipman.  Contact Joseph Sobol at sobol@etsu.edu or 423-439-7863; http://www.etsu.edu/coe/stories/institute/lineup.aspx

August 3-9: 9th Annual StoryWindow Retreat & Adventure,with Connie Regan Blake and guest artists. Asheville, NC.

August 5-9: Storytelling Live! Teller-in-Residence, featuring Suzi “Mama” Whaples. Tuesday through Saturday at 2pm. International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN. Contact 800-952-8392 or go to http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/.

August 6-9: Festival Gathering. Keynote speaker is Vicki Garvey. Network of Biblical Storytellers International. Ridgecrest Conference Center, near Asheville, NC. Contact 1-800-355-6627, nbs@nbsint.org or go to http://www.nbsint.org/festivalgathering for more info or on-line registration.  

August 7: Storytelling Live!  Church Creek Presbyterian, 7pm, Storyteller Tim Lowry will conduct a taping of some his most popular stories before a live studio audience.  For tickets click here: http://www.storytellertimlowry.com/upcoming-events.html 

August 7: Storytelling at Riverside Restaurant at Brownwood with Doyle Pace.  Located at 7181 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, NC.  336-877-4847; https://www.facebook.com/Riversiderestaurantatbrownwood; questions contact ReVonda at 336-977-8275.

August 7-9: ETSU Summer Storytelling Institute.  Led by storyteller, Lyn Ford.  Contact Joseph Sobol at sobol@etsu.edu or 423-439-7863; http://www.etsu.edu/coe/stories/institute/lineup.aspx.  

August 9: Forest Storytelling Festival.  Spin Your Tale.  Enjoy four renowned storytellers performing at rousing concerts for children and adults.  Learn how to tell your own story by participating in one of the children's or adult workshops.  Workshop participants are invited to share during free open mic sessions.  Held at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre and the Storytellers Bookstore; daylong activities begin at 10am.  405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC.  Visit http://www.wakeforestnc.gov/forest-storytelling-festival.aspx for event details and ticket information. 

August 10-17: Storyteller Donald Davis at THE SWAG Country Inn. Hiking each morning and Storytelling after dinner each evening. 2300 Swag Road, Waynesville, NC.  Contact 800-789-7672 or www.theswag.com.  

August 14: Storytelling at Riverside Restaurant at Brownwood with Orville Hicks.  7181 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, NC.  336-877-4847; https://www.facebook.com/Riversiderestaurantatbrownwood; questions contact ReVonda at 336-977-8275.  

August 21: Storytelling at Riverside Restaurant at Brownwood with Tammy Sanabria.  7181 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, NC.  336-877-4847; https://www.facebook.com/Riversiderestaurantatbrownwood; questions contact ReVonda at 336-977-8275.

August 26-30: Storytelling Live! Teller-in-Residence, featuring Michael Reno Harrell. Tuesday through Saturday at 2pm. International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN. Contact 800-952-8392 or go tohttp://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/

August 28: Front Porch Stories of Raleigh moves to a new location. Come to Sola Coffee Cafe in beautiful Greystone Village, Raleigh, NC.  Enjoy the delicious treats of our host and the delightful tales of Ken Grant, Drew Bridges and Ron Jones.  This will be an evening to remember and tell stories about.  Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7:00 pm.  Contact: gale@woodsmanstories.com or www.frontporchstories.org.

August 28: Storytelling at Riverside Restaurant at Brownwood with Charlotte Ross.  7181 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, NC.  336-877-4847; https://www.facebook.com/Riversiderestaurantatbrownwood; questions contact ReVonda at 336-977-8275. 

August 30: The Feed and Seed Storytelling Series.  Saturday, 3 pm.  Feed and Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher, NC.  Contact 828-484-9716 or 828-699-7114.

September 2014

September 4: Storytelling at Riverside Restaurant at Brownwood with Charlotte Ross.  7181 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, NC.  336-877-4847; https://www.facebook.com/Riversiderestaurantatbrownwood; questions contact ReVonda at 336-977-8275. 

September 9-13: Storytelling Live! Teller-in-Residence, featuring Chuck Brodsky.  Tuesday through Saturday at 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN.  Contact 800-952-8392 or go to http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/

September 11: Storytelling at Riverside Restaurant at Brownwood with Orville Hicks.  7181 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, NC.  336-877-4847; https://www.facebook.com/Riversiderestaurantatbrownwood; questions contact ReVonda at 336-977-8275. 

September 16-20: Storytelling Live! Teller-in-Residence, featuring Linda Goodman.  Tuesday through Saturday, 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN.  Contact 800-952-8392 or go to http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/.  

September 18: Storytelling at Riverside Restaurant at Brownwood with Doyle Pace.  Located at 7181 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, NC.  336-877-4847;  https://www.facebook.com/Riversiderestaurantatbrownwood; questions contact ReVonda at 336-977-8275.  

September 25: Storytelling at Riverside Restaurant at Brownwood with ReVonda Crow.  Located at 7181 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, NC.  336-877-4847;  https://www.facebook.com/Riversiderestaurantatbrownwood; questions contact ReVonda at 336-977-8275.  

September 26: Cave Run Storytelling Festival, featuring Sheila Kay Adams, Bil Lepp, Bill Harley, Antonio Rocha and others.  Twin Knobs Campground, 5195 KY Hwy 810 South, Morehead, KY.  Contact: http://www.caverunstoryfest.org/contact_us.html or toll free- 855-270-8733. 

September 27: 37th Annual Storytelling Festival of Wake County.  Featured Storytellers: Beth Horner, Ron Jones and Donna Washington.  Highlighted Band: Baron Von Rumblebuss.  Saturday, 11am-4pm.  Presented by Wake County Public Libraries and Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space.  Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Dr., Raleigh, NC.  More information: 919-250-1013. 

September 27: South Carolina Storytelling Network Conference.  Arts and Letters Bldg., USC Sumter, 200 Miller Road, Sumter, SC.  Details and registration at: http://www.uscsumter.edu/index.php/center-for-oral-narration.html or contact mnreese@uscsumter.edu

September 29-October 2: Storytelling Live! Teller-in-Residence, featuring Donald Davis.  Tuesday through Saturday at 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN.  Contact 800-952-8392 or go to http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/.

 

October 2014

October 2: Storytelling at Riverside Restaurant at Brownwood with Doyle Pace.  Located at 7181 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, NC.  336-877-4847;  https://www.facebook.com/Riversiderestaurantatbrownwood; questions contact ReVonda at 336-977-8275. 

October 3-5: National Storytelling Festival.  Featuring Carol Birch, Donald Davis, Bill Harley, The Healing Force, Bil Lepp, Tim Lowry, Kuniko Yamamoto and others.  116 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN.  http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/national-storytelling-festival/

October 17-19: Storytelling Festival of CarolinaFeaturing Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp, Mitch Capel and Tyris Jones.  Friday night performance at the Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast, 131 S. Main Street, Laurinburg, NC.  Saturday and Sunday at the Historic John Blue House, 13040 X-Way Road, Laurinburg, NC.  Contact: http://www.storytellingfestivalofcarolina.org/or call 910-277-3599.

October 19: The Feed and Seed Storytelling Series.  Sunday, 3 pm.  Feed and Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher, NC.  Contact 828-484-9716 or 828-699-7114.

October 28-November 1: Storytelling Live! Teller-in-Residence, featuring Sheila Kay Adams.  Tuesday through Saturday at 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN.  Go to http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/ or  contact 800-952-8392.