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.
Mount Airy Ghost Tours and The Dark Side of Mayberry Tours, sponsored by the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, are led by local storytellers. Ghost Tours are Friday and Saturday nights through October at 8 p.m.; The Dark Side of Mayberry Tours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. All tours leave from The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History at 301 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Call 336.786.4478 for reservations and ticket prices.
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.
November 21-22: Weekend Storytelling Workshop. Summerville resident and nationally known raconteur is offering a two day workshop. Story coaching sessions and information on marketing, business management, and program development. Contact storyteller Tim Lowry at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.storytellertimlowry.com or 843-324-1366.
November 22: Surry Storytellers will host Tellabration! (tm) on Saturday, at the Mount Airy Library at 7 p.m. The library is located at 145 Rockford Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030 (336.989.5708). This is a free event. For more information call Terri Ingalls at 336.351.3806.
November 22: South Carolina's Tellabration. Members of the South Carolina Storytelling Network will be telling old tales, tall tales and Lies to help the Pinetree Playhouse repair their roof. Producer for this event is Frances Lee, O'Neal. 7-9pm, Admission $12.00. Pine Tree Playhouse, 230 S Congress St., Winnsboro, SC. Contact Francesleeoneal@gmail.com or 803.635.3027.
November 22: Strings and Stories. Martha Reed Johnson and Jess Willis will host the first annual "Strings & Stories" Tellebration event in Florence, SC held at the Clay Pot Coffee Shop on Dargon Street - home of the monthly "Story Swap". Feature teller, Linda Goodman, will be joined by our local "Swap" gang and members of the Southeast Bluegrass Association. Open mic opportunity available - first come first serve basis. Great food, beverages, music, stories and fun! 6- 9pm, admission free. Music at 6pm, stories at 7pm. The Clay Pot Coffee Shop, Dargon St., Florence, SC. Contact email@example.com, https://www.facebook.com/StorySwap or 843.992.0556.
November 22: Boone Tellabration, High Country yarnspinners gather in Boone NC. There will be Jack tales, ghost stories and much more. 2 pm, Admission $5. Watauga Arts Center, Boone, NC. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.493.0567.
November 23: Asheville Tellabration! Asheville Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway. Sunday before Thanksgiving. Sponsored by Asheville Storytelling Circle, Southern Highlands Craft Guild, and the National Storytelling Network. 828.664.1429 or 828.777.9177.
December 1: Holiday Storytelling Performance. The Brain Freeze Tour. Storytellers Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp, and Andy Offutt Irwin return to Greensboro offering fresh stories and good cheer and getting you ready for the Season in a new and hilarious way. There will be a pre-event reception at 6pm, the program concert starts at 7pm, CD signing and Storyteller “meet and greet” will follow the concert. Tickets are available at the door for a $20 Donation, but you may reserve your seat by emailing email@example.com
December 4-6: Brain Freeze - The Uncalled for Trio, featuring Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp and Andy Offutt Irwin. 2 and 7:30pm each day. The Uncalled for Trio, featuring Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp, and Andy Offutt Irwin, returns to celebrate their 5th anniversary, offering fresh stories and good cheer to take you through the holiday season. Tickets - $20. Call for tickets or more information. Seating is limited, (and usually sells out quickly). International Storytelling Center, 110 W Main St., Jonesborough, TN. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.storytellingcenter.net or 800.952-8392.
December 7: Best of the Brain Freeze Tour! The Uncalled for Trio’s 5th Anniversary Christmas Tour featuring Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp and Andy Offutt Irwin. Limited seating. Tickets - $20. Arts Center in Downtown, 90 S. Main Street, Marshall, NC. Contact http://www.madisoncountyarts.com/ or 828.649.1391.
December 10-11: Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, with storyteller, Tim Lowry. Restaurant Circa 1886, 149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC, www.circa1886.com
December 11: Christmas in the Trenches. Folk musician John McCutcheon, hailed as “one of our country’s best songwriters” by Pete Seeger, will perform two December concerts. Will feature McCutcheon’s recording “Christmas in the Trenches.” This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the WWI truce that the song commemorates. Both shows - Thursday 3 and again at 7:30pm. Tickets $20. International Storytelling Center, 110 West Main St., Jonesborough, TN. Contact email@example.com,
http://www.storytellingcenter.net or 423.913.1276.
December 12: Blue Ridge Christmas. A show performed by Michael Reno Harrell & Sheila Kay Adams. Original as well as traditional music along with humorous tales of Christmas pageants past as only Sheila Kay and Michael Reno can deliver them. Both performers have traveled extensively in the US and abroad spreading Appalachian culture, humor and music. Friday - 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Transylvania County Library, 212 South Gaston Street, Brevard, NC or call 828-884-3151.
December 13: 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.
December 14: Blue Ridge Christmas. A show performed by Michael Reno Harrell & Sheila Kay Adams. Original as well as traditional music along with humorous tales of Christmas pageants past as only Sheila Kay and Michael Reno can deliver them. Both performers have traveled extensively in the US and abroad spreading Appalachian culture, humor and music. Sunday - 3:00pm to 5:00pm. White Horse Black Mountain, Black Mt., NC.
February 27: 7th Annual Celebration of Story Concert, through Music, Visual Arts, and Spoken Word. 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
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 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 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.