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

May 2014

May 2-4: NCSG's Spring Retreat.  Storytelling Workshop to be held at the Wildacres Retreat Center, Little Switzerland, NC.  Contact dianne@diannehackworth.com.

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.

 

 

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 Storytellers.  First Tuesday of the Month, 7:00 pm. Royal Bean Coffee Shop, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27607.  Great stories and Great Coffee.  Share your story and help others improve theirs.  Contact: Gale Buck, gale@woodsmanstories.com.

 


April 2014

April 25-26: 30th Annual Stone Soup Storytelling Festival. Featured tellers, Linda Goodman, Kim Weitkamp, Geraldine Buckley and others. Main Street, Woodruff, SC. Contacthttp://stonesoupsc.com/ or 864-476-8770.

April 28-May 3: 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.

 

May 2014

May 2-4: Hatteras Village Storytelling Festival. Features Bland Simpson, Kevin Duffus, Clifford Swain, Ben Cherry and Nu/Blu. Hatteras Village, NC (Outer Banks). Contact 252-986-2515 or http://www.hatterasyarns.org/.

May 2-5: Taking Your Story to the Stage - Brush with LifeTechniques and tips abound as Connie shares her wisdom gained over her career as an international teller. There are two ways to participate.  Some can develop their story and work on performance skills without the pressure of being on stage. Others will perform on Sunday afternoon at Asheville Wordfest, a literature, songwriting, and story festival at the Asheville Art Museum. The workshop concludes May 5 with a feedback session for further growth and guidance. Either way, all participants will enjoy a ‘Brush with Life!’   2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC.  http://www.storywindow.com/print_pages/workshop_desc_mar14.htm.

May 3: Swansboro Pirate Festival. Saturday, 10am-5pm. Rowdy Robin (Robin Berkman) the Pirate will be headin' up Kids' Cove with storytellin' and games. Free. Hammocks Beach State Park, 1572 Hammocks Beach Rd., Swansboro, NC. Contact 910-347-5332, carol_trott@onslowcountync.gov, or go tohttp://www.visitnc.com/event/pirate-fest.

May 6-10: Storytelling Live! Teller-in-Residence, featuring Bil Lepp.  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/.

May 18-24: North Carolina Food Traditions and Stories with Donald Davis. John Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC.  Contact 1-800.365.5724 or www.folkschool.org.

 

June 2014 

June 6-8: The OcraFolk Storytelling and Music Festival, featuring Donald Davis, Molasses Creek and other great performers. Ocracoke, NC. www.ocrafolkfestival.org.

June 10-14: Storytelling Live! Teller-in-Residence, featuring Tim Lowry.  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/.

June 14: Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration, Saturday, 10am-5pm.  A celebration of mountain heritage, music, dance, craft and Appalachian Life!  Educational and entertaining.  Main Street Downtown Waynesville, NC.  Contact 828-456-3517 or info@downtownwaynesville.com.

June 17-21: Storytelling Live! Teller-in-Residence, featuring Willy Claflin.  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/.

June 22: The Feed and Seed Storytelling Series.  Sunday, 3 pm.  Feed and Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher, NC.

June 24-28: Storytelling Live! Teller-in-Residence, featuring Bill Harley.  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/.

June 28: Stories on Asheville's Front Porch. 10:30 am, at the Rhino Court at Pack Place in downtown Asheville, NC. Featuring Bobby Norfolk. Free admission and free parking at the Police Station by Pack Tavern. Contact Sarah Larson atsarahlarso@gmail.com.

June 29-July 5: Storytellers Wild Week. Led by master storyteller Elizabeth Ellis. Wildacres Retreat Center, 1565 Wildacres Road, Little Switzerland, NC. Contact Dianne Hackworth - dianne@diannehackworth.com.

 

July 2014

July 1-5: Storytelling Live! Teller-in-Residence, featuring Andy Offutt Irwin. 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/.

July 12: 16th Annual Toe River Storytelling Festival. Tellers will be Lloyd Arneach, Chuck Brodsky, Michael Reno Harrell, and Kim Weitkamp. Regional tellers TBA. For more information contact Sherry Lovett at thelovetts3@gmail.com.

July 22-26: Storytelling Live! Teller-in-Residence, featuring David Holt. 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/.

July 24-27: National Storytelling Conference.  Fire and Light.  Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona.  http://www.storynet.org/conference/www.folkschool.org.


August 2014

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 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 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 30: The Feed and Seed Storytelling Series.  Saturday, 3 pm.  Feed and Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher, NC.

 

September 2014

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/.

 

October 2014

October 19: The Feed and Seed Storytelling Series.  Sunday, 3 pm.  Feed and Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher, NC.

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.