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 2018

January 26-28: NCSG Winter Workshop. Will be led by Sheila Kay Adams.  To be held on the grounds of the Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell, Oak Island, NC.  Contact Terry Rollins or Dianne HackworthTO DOWNLOAD FLYER AND REGISTRATION FORM, go to HOME PAGE.

May 2018

May - NCSG Spring Retreat.  Storytelling Workshop.  Wildacres Conference Center, Little Switzerland, NC.  Contact: Dianne Hackworth at dianne@diannehackworth.com or 865.457.3392.  TBA

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.

Chapel Hill Story Circle.  Meets second Tuesday of each month, 7pm.  Please contact Sarah Beth Nelson for address: voxfabularum@gmail.com  https://www.facebook.com/chapelhillstorycircle/

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. 

Story Spinners Guild.  3rd Monday of every month, Sept. through May.  Storytelling Arts Center, 131 S. Main St., Laurinburg, NC. 910.277.3599.

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 chamlin1@triad.rr.com.

The Village StorytellersFirst Tuesday of the Month, 7:00pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 301 E Whitaker Mill Rd., Raleigh, North Carolina (come in the patio door on the side, below the sanctuary).  Share your story and help others improve theirs. Contact: Gale Buck, gale@woodsmanstories.com or check Village Storytellers in Facebook.
 

November 2017

November 16: Roadhouse Storytellers.  Beginning​ ​at​ ​7:00pm,​ ​five​ ​librarian​ ​and​ ​former​ ​librarian​ ​storytellers​ ​will​ ​entertain you​ ​at​ ​the​ ​renowned​ ​Pittsboro​ ​Roadhouse​ ​on​ ​US​ ​64​ ​in​ ​downtown​ ​Pittsboro.​  Featured are Casey Nees, Cynthia Moore Brown, Gretchen McNeely, Tracy Sue Walker, Cynthia Raxter, and emcee, Sam Pearsall.  Pittsboro Roadhouse General Store, 39 West Street, Pittsboro, NC.  Contact: pittsbororoadhouse.com or 919.542.2432

November 16: Storyteller Tim Lowry brings entertainment to the Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC.  Contact http://thetimrodlibrary.org/index.html or 843.871.4600.

November 17: Charleston Tells Concert Series presents storyteller Tim Lowry with his Southern manner and a droll side-wit.  Tim is equally at home in an Appalachian log cabin, a Mandan wigwam, a New York theater, a Texas ranch house, or a South Carolina plantation.  Friday evening 7pm.  The Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, downtown Charleston, SC.  http://www.ccpl.org/CharlestonTells or charlestontells@ccpl.org.

November 17: Story Slam by the Triad Storytelling Exchange.  Time: 7pm.  Scuppernong Book Store (in back of store), 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC.  https://www.meetup.com/NCStorytelling/

November 17: Big Stories from the Attic, Benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina.  Featuring David Joe Miller, Raymond Christian and Betsy Puckett.  Raymond is a 9 time winner of the Moth Story Slam.  6:30-9:00 pm at “Studio O,” 2002 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC.  Tickets at www.bbbswnc.org/big-storieshttp://www.storytellingcalendar.com/

November 18: Finding Stories in Nature, Crafting Stories from Life.  Led by Doug Elliott, Herbalist, Naturalist, Storyteller.  Doug will demonstrate challenges and rewards of crafting stories that celebrate our human connection to nature among and more…  Saturday from 2pm – 6pm.  Fee is $25 for ASC members; all other $35.  Lenoir-Rhyme University, 36 Montford Ave., #302, Asheville, NC.  Contact 828.274.1123; 828.777.9177.  

November 19: ASC presents Tellabration!  Featuring Doug Elliott and ASC members Becky Stone, Lee Lyons, Chet Allen, with Mary White as MC.   Time, 3pm. Folk Art Center.  Tickets are $10 at the door but may be reserved by calling Sandra Gudger at 274-1123 or 777-9177.

November 21: David Joe Miller and the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild.  7:00pm.  Admission is $5.  Performance at the International Storytelling Center,  100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.  

November 30: David Joe Miller Presents Spoken Word OPEN MIC, The McKinney Center at the corner of East Main St. and Franklin Ave, Jonesborough, TN, 7pm (sign-up at 6:30 pm to share a story or poem). Free admission. davidjoetells@yahoo.com

November 30: David Joe Miller Presents WORD! with two National Story Slam Champions, Vara Cooper and Tony Marr.  First place and third place winners of the National Story Slam in Jonesborough for 2017!  Admission is FREE and sponsored by the Friends of the Buncombe County Library and Mr. and Mrs. David Joe Miller.  Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. Downtown Asheville, NC.  Thursday, doors open at 6:30pm in the Lorde Auditorium for seating; performance at 7pm.  For more information contact davidjoetells@yahoo.com.

November 30-December 2: The  Uncalled for Trio: It's All Downhill from Here.  Join Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp, and Andy Offutt Irwin as they celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their Uncalled for Trio. With fresh stories, songs, and refreshments to follow the performance, their holiday variety show is a tradition that’s not to be missed. Reservations strongly recommended. 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm; Admission $20.  International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN.  Contact: 800.952.8392; 423.913.1276 or  http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/christmas-concerts/

December 2017

December 1-3 Taking Your Story to the Stage, 3-day storytelling intensive.  Participant performance opportunity on December 2nd at the Black Mt. Center for the Arts.  The focus of this 3-day workshop led by Connie Regan-Blake is on storytelling performance. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “stage-ready.” Set in Connie’s home tucked in the beautiful mountains surrounding Asheville, NC, this workshop provides a supportive, affirming atmosphere to nurture storytellers’ performance skills and confidence. “Taking Your Story to the Stage” is open only to those who have previously studied with Connie. If you have not had this opportunity and/or Connie has not heard you tell a story, a private coaching session may be required.  Asheville, NC.  More info: http://www.storywindow.com/workshops/for-individuals/taking-your-story-to-the-stage

December 2: A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.  Connie Regan-Blake’s “Taking Your Story to the Stage” 3-day workshop is full but you can still enjoy the performances by the six participants hosted by Connie on Saturday, at 7:30 pm.  Admission: $15 advance; $20 at the door (Purchase tickets online).  Come out, support and enjoy the featured tellers, Christine Phillips Westfeldt, Darcy Ruth Darcy, Jane O Cunningham, Lee Lyons, Frannie Oates and Laura Hope-Gill, some of who are Asheville Circle members.  The last 3 performances have been sell outs, so get your tickets early!  Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 West State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711.  Contact: 828-669-0930 or 828.258.1113.

December 2: David Joe Miller at Jonesborough's Colors of Christmas - Saturday, 3-9pm, downtown Jonesborough, TN.  David Joe will be telling stories at 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 at the historic Oak Hill School on Sabine Drive behind the public library in downtown Jonesborough, TN.  http://www.townofjonesborough.thundertix.com/ 

December 7: 25th Annual Winter Stories. World folktales with Brian Sturm and his storytelling students.  Thursday, 5pm refreshments.  Program from5:30-6:30pm.  Wilson Library, Pleasants Room, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.  Contact: Liza Terll, Friends of the UNC Library, liza_terll@unc.edu, 919-548-1203.

December 9: Bynum Front Porch Storytelling. Second Saturdays 6:30-9:00pm.  Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road, Pittsboro, NC.  http://cynthiaraxter.blogspot.com/ or www.bynumfrontporch.org

December 13: David Joe Miller Presents HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, featuring Michael Reno Harrell telling stories from his new CD  7 pm. Tickets are $18 online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/word-michael-reno-harrell-with-home-for-the-holidays-tickets-38773533683 (may be purchased beginning in November) or $20 at the door. Seating is limited.  Habitat Tavern and Commons, 174 Broadway in Downtown Asheville, NC.  Visit: www.storytellingcalendar.com.

December 16: Tim Lowry's performance of Dickens' A Christmas Carol.  For a truly special holiday outing, see Storyteller Tim Lowry in his renowned one-man show, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Dressed in Victorian costume, Lowry invokes the spirit of Mr. Dickens with his quick wit, rapid-fire delivery, and flair for the dramatic.  2:00 pm and 7:30 pm; Admission $20.  Reservations strongly recommended.  International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN.  Contact: 800.952.8392; 423.913.1276 or  http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/christmas-concerts/

December 16-17: Join Donald Davis at the Barn at Fearrington Village.  11am Saturday morning; again at Sunday afternoon at 2pm.  No admission, we ask you bring non-perishable food items for the CORA Food Bank.  2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC.  Contact: 919.542.4000 or https://www.fearrington.com/events/

December 21: Storyteller Tim Lowry brings entertainment to the Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC.  Contact http://thetimrodlibrary.org/index.html or 843.871.4600.

January 2018

January 13: Bynum Front Porch Storytelling. Second Saturdays 6:30-9:00pm.  Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road, Pittsboro, NC.  http://cynthiaraxter.blogspot.com/ or www.bynumfrontporch.org.

January 18: Storyteller Tim Lowry brings entertainment to the Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC.  Contact http://thetimrodlibrary.org/index.html or 843.871.4600.

February 2018

February 2: Charleston Tells Concert Series presents storyteller Susan Klein ... The Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, downtown Charleston, SC.  http://www.ccpl.org/CharlestonTells or charlestontells@ccpl.org.

February 10: Bynum Front Porch Storytelling. Second Saturdays 6:30-9:00pm.  Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road, Pittsboro, NC.  http://cynthiaraxter.blogspot.com/ or www.bynumfrontporch.org.

February 15: Storyteller Tim Lowry brings entertainment to the Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC.  Contact http://thetimrodlibrary.org/index.html or 843.871.4600.

February 17-19: Saint Simons Island Storytelling Festival.  Featuring Storytellers: Kevin Kling, Donald Davis, Kim Weitkamp, Andy Offutt Irwin.  Epworth by the Sea, Christian Conference and Retreat Center, 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive St., Simons Island, GA.  Visit our website: www.epworthbythesea.org for information and to register online.

March 2018

March 10: Bynum Front Porch Storytelling. Second Saturdays 6:30-9:00pm.  Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road, Pittsboro, NC.  http://cynthiaraxter.blogspot.com/ or www.bynumfrontporch.org

March 15: Storyteller Tim Lowry brings entertainment to the Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC.  Contact http://thetimrodlibrary.org/index.html or 843.871.4600.

April 2018

April 12-15: Florida Storytelling Festival.  A premier storytelling event, known nationally for its unique combination of workshops, concerts, youthful voices and sense of community.  People come from across the state of Florida and beyond to explore and savor the art of storytelling.  The Festival kicks-off with a special Thursday evening storytelling concert and wraps in Sunday with a storytelling cruise around Lake Dora.  https://flstory.com/festival/

April 14: Bynum Front Porch Storytelling. Second Saturdays 6:30-9:00pm.  Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road, Pittsboro, NC.  http://cynthiaraxter.blogspot.com/ or www.bynumfrontporch.org.

April 19: Storyteller Tim Lowry brings entertainment to the Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC.  Contact http://thetimrodlibrary.org/index.html or 843.871.4600. 

April 20-22: Stone Soup Storytelling Festival.  Friday through Sunday.  231 E. Hayne Street, Woodruff, SC.  http://stonesoupsc.com/