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.
 

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 13: Six String Presents, Michael Reno Harrell and Dana Cooper at  The Cary Theater  - Saturday 8pm.  The Cary Theater, 122 East Chatham Street, Cary, NC.  919.462.2051.

January 17: Roadhouse Storytellers.  Beginning​ ​at​ ​7:00pm,​ ​five​ ​storytellers​ ​will​ ​entertain you​ ​at​ ​the​ ​renowned​ ​Pittsboro​ ​Roadhouse​ ​on​ ​US​ ​64​ ​in​ ​downtown​ ​Pittsboro.​  Pittsboro Roadhouse General Store, 39 West Street, Pittsboro, NC.  Contact: pittsbororoadhouse.com or 919.542.2432

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.  

January 24–February 28: Explore the Landscapes of Story & Telling, 6 weekly class sessions with Connie Regan-Blake at Lenoir-Rhyne University, 36 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC. To register and check out all the details, see Connie’s website or call 828-258-1113.

January 25: Listen to This with Tom Chalmers!  There are some stories that are just so good they need to be shared with an assembled audience. Local actor/comedian Tom Chalmers invites you to take part in what is quickly becoming one of Asheville’s most popular series, Listen to This. A storytelling format in the vein of “This American Life,” Listen to This is an evening hosted by Chalmers with stories and songs from some of Asheville’s most interesting writers, performers, and citizens.  7:30-9:30pm at Asheville Community Theater's 35 Below Stage; cost $15.  Asheville Community Theater, 35 E Walnut Street, Asheville, NC.  Contact http://www.ashevilletheater.org/ or 828.254.1320.

February 2018

February 2: Charleston Tells Concert Series presents storyteller Susan Klein ... Friday evening 7pm. 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 2-4: Azalea Storytelling Festival, featuring Michael Reno Harrell, Bil Lepp, and more.  Callaway Auditorium, LaGrange College Campus, 801 Dallis Street, LaGrange, GA.  Contact Lafayette Society for Performing Arts, 706.882.9909 or http://www.lagrange.edu/events/

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 14: Roadhouse Storytellers.  Beginning​ ​at​ ​7:00pm,​ ​five storytellers​ ​will​ ​entertain you​ ​at​ ​the​ ​renowned​ ​Pittsboro​ ​Roadhouse​ ​on​ ​US​ ​64​ ​in​ ​downtown​ ​Pittsboro.​   Pittsboro Roadhouse General Store, 39 West Street, Pittsboro, NC.  Contact: pittsbororoadhouse.com or 919.542.2432.

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.  

March 23-24: Do Tell! Storytelling Festival.  Hand-crafted stories by nationally-known tellers: Kevin Kling, Tim Lowry, Lyn Ford, and Carmen Agra-Deedy with emcee Bil Lepp.  Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 434 South Main Street, Madison, GA.  855.627.0723 toll-free or http://www.mmcc-arts.org/storytelling-festival.html

April 2018

April 8: Storyteller, Donald Davis.  Afternoon concert at beautiful and historic Kilburnie Inn1824, Craig Farm Road, Lancaster, SC.  Call for Details: 803-416-8420.

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 13-14: Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival.  Featured storytellers: Regi Carpenter, Lyn Ford, Michael Reno Harrell, Andy Offutt Irwin and Rev. Robert Jones, Sr.  Union County Fine Arts Center, 926 Panther Overlook, Blairsville, GA. https://www.gamountainstoryfest.org/2018-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 14: Storyteller, Donald DavisStorytellers' free workshop; Saturday, 3pm.  Pre-registration is REQUIRED: jferdon@daviecountync.gov.  Sponsored by the Davie County Arts Council & the Davie County Public Library.  Brock Performing Arts Center, 622 N Main St, Mocksville, NC.

April 14: Storyteller, Donald DavisFamily Show.  General seating $15.  Saturday, 7:30pm; Box Office (Monday-Friday - 12-5pm.)  Brock Performing Arts Center, 622 N Main St, Mocksville, NC.  Contact 336.751.3000.

April 15: Storyteller, Donald DavisFamily Show.  General seating $15.  Sunday, 2:00pm; Box Office (Monday-Friday - 12-5pm.)  Brock Performing Arts Center, 622 N Main St, Mocksville, NC.  Contact 336.751.3000.  

April 16-17: Storyteller Donald Davis will tell stories Monday and Tuesday nights - 7pm each night.  Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone St, Jonesborough, TN.  https://www.jonesboroughtn.org/ or call 423-753-1010 for tickets and information.  

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/

April 20-22: Taking Your Story to the Stage, 3-day storytelling intensive. Focus is on storytelling performance. Each participant should come with a story that is almost "stage ready." Set in Connie Regan-Blake's home tucked in the beautiful mountains surrounding Asheville, NC, this workshop provides a supportive, affirming atmosphere to nurture storytellers’ performance skills and confidence. 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.  More information can be found on here. https://storywindow.com/

April 21: A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories. Join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her workshop participants in an enchanting evening of storytelling in “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.” The event will be at 7:30pm, hosted by the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, just a short drive from Asheville nestled in the picturesque mountains surrounding the area.  For more information about the performance or this workshop call the StoryWindow office at 828.258.1113. https://storywindow.com/

May 2018

May 5: Cookville Storyfest.  Be part of Cookeville’s fifth annual Storyfest. Storytellers from all over will delight audiences from 10am-6pm. This event is free. Come out to the park, sit under the tent and listen for awhile.  Dogwood Park, 30 E Broad St, Cookeville, TN.  http://www.cookeville-tn.gov/ls/events/storyfest/

May 12: Bynum Front Porch Storytelling. Second Saturdays 6:30-9:00pm.  Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road, Pittsboro, NC.  www.bynumfrontporch.org

May 16: Roadhouse Storytellers.  Beginning​ ​at​ ​7:00pm,​ ​five​ storytellers​ ​will​ ​entertain you​ ​at​ ​the​ ​renowned​ ​Pittsboro​ ​Roadhouse​ ​on​ ​US​ ​64​ ​in​ ​downtown​ ​Pittsboro.​  Pittsboro Roadhouse General Store, 39 West Street, Pittsboro, NC.  Contact: pittsbororoadhouse.com or 919.542.2432. 

May 18-19: Shoals Front Porch Storytelling Festival.  Tim Lowry will be a featured teller, among others.  Also pre-festival events on May 17th.  Kennedy Douglas Art Center, 217 E. Tuscaloosa Street, Florence, AL.  http://www.kdartcenter.org/storytelling with shoalsstorytelling.org is coming soon!

June 2018

June 1-3: Ocrafolk Music & Storytelling Festival.  Join Donald Davis with a host of artists, musicians and storytellers for this Festival Weekend.  120 Schoolhouse Rd, Ocracoke, NC.  http://www.ocracokealive.org/

July 2018

July 8-14: Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure, with Connie Regan-Blake.  Come to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville for 7 days of story-listening & story-telling along with coaching, community & supportive exploration. This 13th annual workshop welcomes all levels of expertise, from beginner to experienced teller. Participants discover ways of being in the world that nurture your creative flow. https://storywindow.com/calendar/

July 12: Storyteller, Lona Bartlett Performing.  Lona will be performing on Thursday from 11am and again at 1:30pm at the Elkin Public Library, 111 South Front Street, Elkin, NC.  https://www.lonabartlett.com/calendar/2018/7/12/elkin-public-library

July 26-29: 2018 National Storytelling Conference. Each year National Storytelling Network strives to bring together storytellers from every corner of the world to participate in an annual conference with a wide variety of workshops, education sessions, performances, and networking opportunities at the National Storytelling Conference