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
NCSG Spring Retreat. Storytelling Workshop. Wildacres Conference Center, Little Switzerland, NC. Contact: Dianne Hackworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865.457.3392. TBA
November 3-4: NCSG Storytelling Festival. Watch for exciting details!
The Asheville Storytelling Circle. Meets 3rd Monday of each month - 7:00pm. Asheville Terrace, 200 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC. Contact Wallace Shealy, email@example.com 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. Monthly, usually third Sunday at 3pm. Page 158 Books, 158 S. White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587. Contact Claire Ramsey at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
The Village Storytellers. First 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 16-20: Teller in Residence, featuring David Holt. Matinee performances, 2pm. International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN. Toll-free at 1.800.952.8392.
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 Booth. Contact email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 1.800.365.5724August 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: email@example.com; Website: www.davidjoemiller.com
September 1: David Joe Miller Presents Abby The Spoon Lady, stories of riding the rails and busking. Trade and Lore Coffeehouse, Wall St. downtown Asheville, NC. 8pm $15 at door or $12 online at http://www.tradeandlore.com/ or 828.808.1150.
September 14: David Joe Miller Presents Spoken Word OPEN MIC! at The Block off Biltmore, 39 S. Market downtown Asheville, NC. 8pm with 7pm sign up. Free 828.808.1150.
September 14: Joan Leotta performs her Civil War one-woman show, SPY! Belle Boyd’s Aunt Tells ALL, in Prince William County Virginia on. Show was free. In Montclair Community Room. Drop in, no registration required. Contact: Montclair Library Information Desk 703-792-8740.
September 16: David Joe Miller Presents WORD Show with poet Steve Shell and more at Trade and Lore Coffeehouse on Wall Street, downtown Asheville, NC. $14 at door or $12 online at https://www.eventbrite.com/ or 828.808.1150.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 Lowry. Matinee 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 email@example.com
September 24: The Feed & Seed Storytelling Series. Featuring 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 2: Elizabeth McCain "A Lesbian Bell Tells." 2pm at The Altamont Theater 18 Church St., Asheville, NC. Tickets at http://thealtamonttheatre.com/ or 828.782.3334.
October 3-6: Teller in Residence, featuring Donald Davis. Matinee performances. International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN. Toll-free at 1.800.952.8392.
October 5: Teller in Residence, featuring Donald Davis. Evening 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.
October 14: David Joe Miller Presents WORD show at Trade and Lore Coffeehouse on Wall St. downtown Asheville, NC. 8pm, $14 at door or $12 online at https://www.eventbrite.com/ or 828-808-1150.
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/; firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com. 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 22: Spinning Yarns Festival. Featuring Storyteller, Linda Goodman, with Celtic Music and Farm Tour. Real Yarn Spinning too! Lots of stories by award winning storyteller, Linda Goodman; Celtic music while sitting around a fire and more. Cost $30 per adult; $15 per child. Discount with advance purchase. 708 Winding Brook Road, Monroe, NC. NOTE: Rain Date - November 5th. happyhillsalpacafarm.com
October 25-29: Teller in Residence, featuring Sheila Kay Adams. Matinee 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 Adams. Evening 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 9-12: Storyteller, Elizabeth Ellis shows and workshop to be announced 828.808.1150.
November 12: The Feed & Seed Storytelling Series. Featuring 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.