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

September 2015

September 25-26: The Heart of North Carolina Storytelling Festival.  Featuring National tellers Michael Reno Harrell, Donna Washington and Linda Goodman.  Regional tellers are: Vicky Town, Ray Mendenhall and Naomi Faw.  Sponsored by NCSG, Greensboro City Arts and Triad Storytelling Exchange.  Also featuring a Story Slam, Youth Storytelling, Workshops and Teacher Workshops.  Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC.   Contact 704.568.9389 or https://www.facebook.com/heartofnorthcarolinastorytellingfestival?fref=tsPurchase Festival Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1668137?date=1270877.

January 2016

January 29-31: NCSG Winter Workshop, with storyteller David Novak.  To be held on the grounds of the Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell, Oak Island, NC.  Contact Terry Rollins or Dianne Hackworth.

May 2016

May: NCSG Spring Retreat.  (details not yet established)  Wildacres Conference Center, Little Switzerland, NC.  Contact: Dianne Hackworth at dianne@diannehackworth.com or 865.457.3392.

 

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.

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. 

Speak Up, Open Mic Night.  Second Thursday of every month 7-9:00pm.  120 N. Main Street, historic, downtown Monroe, NC.  Open mic night is patterned after Tony Toledo's in Lynn, MA.  (Used with Tony's permission.) Anyone wanting to share a story, poem, music, etc. is welcome.  Names are drawn from a hat.  Each person has a maximum of ten minutes. The featured storyteller of the evening has the last 30 minutes. Our first Open Mic Night, held in January 2015, was a big success.  More information contact: Faye Fulton, ffulton50@gmail.com or Linda Goodman, happytales@aol.com or visit http://www.unionarts.org/.

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 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, 7:00 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, gale@woodsmanstories.com.

 

July 2015

July 25: Stories on Asheville's Front Porch.  Kristin Pedemonti (Storyteller with The World Bank in Washington, DC and first American ever invited to tell stories in Iran) Susan Lachmann (NPR radio personality) and Todd Lester. 10:15-11:45am.  Downtown Asheville at the Dianna Wortham Theater's Rhino Courtyard. FREE admission.  davidjoetells@yahoo.com or https://www.facebook.com/storiesonashevillesfrontporch?fref=ts

July 27: Black Box Storytelling Theater Presents Kristin Pedemonti, Storyteller for The World Bank and the first American storyteller even invited to tell stories in Iran, along with Asheville storyteller Chuck Fink and busker Ginnie Waite.  Monday.  Doors open at 6pm, show at 7pm, New Mountain SOL Bar, N. French Broad Ave. downtown Asheville, NC.  $12 at door or $10 in advance at www.newmountainavl.com

July 30-August 2: National Storytelling Storytelling Conference.  Kansas City, MO.  Contact http://www.storynet.org/conference/index.html.

August 2015

August 1: Stories on Asheville's Front Porch.  Local Voices: Cecil Bothwell, Sandra Gudger (history of the Asheville Storytelling Circle,) Jada Nye, Lynn Foster, Michael Cronin and Randy Robbins.  10:15-11:45am.  Downtown Asheville at the Dianna Wortham Theater's Rhino Courtyard. FREE admission.  davidjoetells@yahoo.com or https://www.facebook.com/storiesonashevillesfrontporch?fref=ts

August 5-8: Network of Biblical Storytellers, Int'l. 2015 Festival Gathering of Biblical Storytelling.  National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland near Washington, DC.Register online - http://www.nbsint.org/; call 1.800.355.6627 or nbs@nbsint.org

Aug 8: Stories on Asheville's Front Porch features BROTHER WOLF ANIMAL RESCUE STORIES: The staff, volunteers and director of Brother Wolf will be telling rescue stories, adoptions stories and history of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.  This is also an adoption event where pets will be on site and available for adoption.  Donations will be taken for Brother Wolf.  https://www.facebook.com/storiesonashevillesfrontporch?fref=ts or davidjoetells@yahoo.com

August 8: Award Winning Storyteller, Willa Brigham will be appearing at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Center.  2nd Saturday at 9:00am  $10. admission.  7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC.  Contact: 919.866.0228.

August 9-15: Stories & Hiking with Donald Davis, master storyteller.  Each day Donald will leas a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park & each night there will be stories after dinner at the inn for all guests.  The Swag Country Inn, 2300 Swag Rd., Waynesville, NC.  http://www.theswag.com/

August 10: Black Box Storytelling Theater Presents Kim Wietkamp along with Asheville storyteller Kathy Gordon. Monday, doors open at 6pm, show at 7pm, New Mountain SOL Bar, N. French Broad Ave. downtown Asheville, NC.  $12 at the door or $10 in advance online at www.newmountainavl.com

August 15: Forest of Wake Storytelling Festival.  Our Second Annual festival will feature the remarkable talents of Ron Jones, Alan Hoal, Henry Vogel and Pamela Alberda.  Sessions are scheduled throughout the day with storytellers and workshops, beginning at 9:30am, PLUS an evening concert.  Saturday, August 15, 2015, 9:30am - 8:30pm, in the air-conditioned comfort of The Renaissance Center, 405 S. Brooks Street, Wake Forest, NC. For more information contact Gale Buck, gale@woodsmanstories.com.

August 18-22: Teller-in-Residence with David Holt.  Tuesday through Saturday, 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/matinee-performances/ or 800.952.8392 or 423.753.2171.

August 21: Appalachian Folktales, as told by Linda Goodman.  2:00 to 2:30pm.  Hampton B Allen Library, 120 South Greene Street, Wadesboro, NC, 2015. 2:00-2:30 pm.  Contact kit.brewer@srls.info or 704.694.5177.

August 21: A Feast of Stories, with storyteller Tim Lowry.  3pm, Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC.  Contact: http://thetimrodlibrary.org/ or 843.871.4600.

August 22: Storyteller, Musician, Michael Reno Harrell, performing in The Wine Room at The Grind Cafe.  136 W Union St, Morganton, NC Morganton, NC - Saturday 8pm.  Contact 828.430.4343.

August 28: The Cary Theater Six Strings Presents storyteller and entertainer, Michael Reno Harrell and Chuck Brodsky.  Friday, 8:00pm.  122 E. Chatham St., Cary, NC.  Contact http://www.sixstringpresents.com/ or http://www.michaelreno.com/.  

    

September 2015

September 11-13: Lloyd Arneach Telling at 75th National Folk Life Festival.  Downtown Greensboro, NC.  Performers include North Carolina's popular Sheila Kay Adams and Lloyd Arneach.  Contact info@nationalfolkfestival.com or 336-373-7523.

September 12: Award Winning Storyteller, Willa Brigham will be appearing at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Center.   2nd Saturday at 9:00am  $10. admission.  7713-51 Lead Mine Road Raleigh, NC.  Contact: Jess Barbour at 919.866.0228.

September 12: Living in a Multicultural Community, Storytelling Concert.  Featuring Ronnie Pepper.  Feed and Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher, NC.  Saturday, 4pm.  This event is part of a series of events sponsored by Henderson County Arts Council and STEAP (storytelling education and arts program).  Contact feedandseednc.com. 

September 14: Black Box Storytelling Theater Presents OPEN MIC! Spoken Word.  No theme just a ten minute time limit.  Stories, poems, written work or comedy.  Monday doors open at 6pm, show at 7pm New Mountain SOL Bar N. French Broad Ave. downtown Asheville, NC.  $5 at the door to cover expenses.  Producer http://www.davidjoemiller.com/

September 19-20: Don't Get Me Started with Willa Brigham- A One Woman Show.  8:00pm.   Admission: $15.00.  North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC.  Contact: Jess Barbour at 919.866.0228. 

September 25-26: Annual Cave Run Storytelling Festival Featured tellers are, Donald Davis, Spencer Bohren, Peter Cook, Regi Carpenter, Dolores Hydock, David Novak and Sue O’Halloran.  Located at beautiful Cave Run Lake, Twin Knobs Recreation Area on KY Highway 801 south of Morehead, Kentucky. http://www.caverunstoryfest.org/

September 25-26: Don't Get Me Started with Willa Brigham- A One Woman Show.  8:00pm. Admission: $15.00.  North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC.  Contact: Jess Barbour at 919.866.0228.

September 26: 33rd Annual Storytelling Festival.  Saturday, Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC.  Contact oakview@wakegov.com or 919.250.1013. 

September 28-October 1: Teller-in-Residence with Donald Davis.  Tuesday through Saturday, 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/matinee-performances/ or 800-952-8392 or 423-753-2171. 

September 30: Evening Concert with Teller-in-Residence, Donald Davis.  Wednesday, 7:30pm in the Library Tent, downtown Jonesborough, TN.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/matinee-performances/ or 800-952-8392 or 423-753-2171.

October 2015

October 2-4: National Storytelling Festival.  Featured tellers: Donald Davis, Andy Offutt Irwin, Doug Elliott, Charlotte Blake Alston, New Voice-Adam Booth and others.  116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN.  Contact http://www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/or 800.952.8392 or 423.753.2171.

October 10: Award Winning Storyteller, Willa Brigham will be appearing at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Center.  2nd Saturday at 9:00am  $10. admission.  7713-51 Lead Mine Road Raleigh, NC.  Contact: Jess Barbour at 919-866-0228.

October 16-18: Storytelling Festival of Carolina.  Featuring Bil Lepp, Bill Harley, Sheila Arnold Jones and Diane Ferlatte.  Regional tellers: Martha Johnson, Pamela Alberda and Jadie Fuson.  Storytelling Arts Center, 131 South Main Street, Laurinburg, NC.  Contact http://www.storyartscenter.org/or 910.277.3599.

October 17: Annual Hagood Mill Storytelling Festival.  Join with SC State Heritage Award Winning Master-Teller, John Thomas Fowler and his guests.  10am to 4pm.  Hagood Mill, 187 Hagood Mill Rd., Pickens, SC.  Contact http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1176/annual-storytelling-festival-at-hagood-mill or 864.898.5963.

October 20-24: Teller-in-Residence with Tim Lowry.  Tuesday through Saturday, 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/storytelling-live/matinee-performances/ or 800-952-8392 or 423-753-2171.

November 2015

November 12-15: 33rd Annual National Black Storytelling Festival & Conference.  "In the Tradition..."  Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA.  Washington, DC Metro area.  Contact http://www.nabsinc.org/contact-us or 410.947.1117.

November 21: Living in a Multicultural Community, Storytelling Concert.  Featuring Donna Marie Todd.  Historic building at Feed and Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher, NC.  This event is part of a series of events sponsored by Henderson County Arts Council and STEAP (storytelling education and arts program).  Contact feedandseednc.com.

December 2015

December 19-20:  Stories for a Holiday Season.  Featuring storyteller, Donald Davis at the Big Barn, Fearrington Village; sponsored by McIntyre's Fine Books.  Saturday at 11am; Sunday at 2pm.  Please bring an offering of non-perishable food for the CORA Chatham County Winter food bank.  No other admission!  Pittsboro, NC  http://www.fearrington.com/village-shops/mcintyres-books/