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

November 2017

November 3-4: NCSG Presents Tarheel Tellers Storytelling Festival.   We are excited to announce our six great North Carolina storytellers who will be performing at our this fantastic Festival.  They are: Lona Bartlett, Willa Brigham, Alan Hoal, Joan Leotta, Becky Stone and Jon Sundell.  Andy Griffith Playhouse, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy, NC.  Like our Festival Facebook page and link it to your page:  https://www.facebook.com/heartofnorthcarolinastorytellingfestival/.  PURCHASE FULL WEEKEND TICKETS for $35 at: http://tarheeltellers.brownpapertickets.com/

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 Hackworth.

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. 

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 claire@storieswithclaire.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.

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.
 

 


June 2017

June 13-17: Teller in Residence, with Andy Offutt Irwin.  Matinee - 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.

June 17: FEED & SEED Storytelling diversity series in FLETCHER NC, directed by storyteller/folk musician Elena Diana Miller.  A quarterly series of programs.  Saturday afternoon - 4pm.  The program is supported by a grant from The Arts Council of Henderson County through the auspices of S.T.E.A.P, Inc., founded by Karen-Eve Baynes.  Enjoy a program of varying cultures and lifestyles.  Feed & Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Highway, Fletcher, NC.  Contact: 828.684.0481.

June 15: The Moth at the Mothlight.  When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth “hat”. A half hour later, names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage. The ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience. Each StorySLAM generates a StorySLAM winner. After ten SLAMs, the winners face off in our GrandSLAM Championships.  7:30pm; The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC.  Contact: http://www.themothlight.com/.

June 20-24: Teller in Residence, with Bill Harley.  Matinee - 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: 423.753.2171 or http://www.storytellingcenter.net/.

June 21: David Joe Miller Presents Spoken Word OPEN MIC!  Bring your ten minutes of story or poetry, sign up and go on stage in front of a supportive and enthusiastic audience.  No theme, no competition, just free style open mic!  Co-host, Chuck Fink, former corporate trainer turned comedian and storyteller.  Trade and Lore Coffee House, 37 Wall Street, Asheville, NC.  Contact: http://www.davidjoemiller.com/ or http://www.storytellingcalendar.com/; 828.808.1150.

June 29-July 2: NSN National Storytelling Conference 2017.  "All Our Voices: Stories of Immigration & Migration."  Kansas City Marriott, Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri.  Contact NSN at 800.525.4514 or http://www.storynet.org/conference/

July 2017

July 2-8: Storytellers WildWeek.  Week-long Intensive Storytelling Workshop with Kim Weitkamp.  Kim speaks/performs to tens of thousands of people a year. She is a storyteller at the top of her craft and whether the story is tucked into a speech, performed from stage, or used as a tool for learning, one thing is for sure. Contact Dianne Hackworth, dianne@diannehackworth.com or http://dianne79.wixsite.com/wildweek

July 8: STORIES ON ASHEVILLE'S FRONT PORCH presents a variety of tales from other lands and from our home of Western North Carolina.  Directed by Karen Schwartz, features John Thomas Fowler, musician/ storyteller, and a clown troupe for the children.  All programs are in July on Saturday at 10:30 at Jubilee Community Church, 46 Wall St. in downtown Asheville, NC. Contact: 828.684.0481.

July 8: Story writing Storytelling Workshop with Kim WeitkampFeaturing Kim Weitkamp, well known Nationally traveling storyteller and workshop leader, presented by David Joe Miller.  Sponsored in part by the Thomas Wolfe Center for Narrative and the Asheville Storytelling Circle.  Cost: $40; Time: 12:30pm- 4pm.  Lenoir-Rhyne University, 36 Montford Avenue 3rd Floor, Asheville, NC.  Contact: 828.808.1150.

July 9: DJM Presents WORD! with Kim Weitkamp and Chet Allen!  Featuring Kim Weitkamp, well known Nationally traveling storyteller and workshop leader.  Trade and Lore Coffee House, 37 Wall Street, Asheville, NC.  Contact: http://www.davidjoemiller.com/ or 828.808.1150.

July 11-15: Teller in Residence, with Dan Kedding.  Matinee - 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: 423.753.2171 or http://www.storytellingcenter.net/.

July 15: STORIES ON ASHEVILLE'S FRONT PORCH presents a variety of tales from other lands and from our home of Western North Carolina.  "Moonshine," directed by Elena Diana Miller, features Sandra Gudger, actor Milton Higgins and musician/storyteller Jon Sundell.  Saturday at 10:30 at Jubilee Community Church, 46 Wall St. in downtown Asheville, NC.  Contact: 828.684.0481.

July 15: Storyteller & Musician, Michael Reno Harrell.  Performing at the Fireman's Kitchen at Saturday 8:00pm.  30 3rd Street NW, Hickory, NC.  Contact: 828.328.2283.

July 20: Dr. Joseph Sobol with “Jack And The Least Gal” Farewell Show!  7pm; McKinney Arts Center, 103 Franklin Ave., Jonesborough, TN.  Contact http://www.davidjoemiller.com/ or 828.808.1150.

July 22: STORIES ON ASHEVILLE'S FRONT PORCH presents a variety of tales from other lands and from our home of Western North Carolina.  Directed by Shay Thames, features tellers of "World Tales."  Saturday at 10:30 at Jubilee Community Church, 46 Wall St. in downtown Asheville, NC.  Contact: 828.684.0481.

July 23-29: Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure.  Join master storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake for the summer offering her Retreat & Adventure in the beautiful Western North Carolina mountains.  Seven days of practice and performance, feedback, and discovery. All levels of expertise are welcome, from beginner to experienced teller.  Contact: connie@storywindow.com or 828.258.1113.

July 27: Front Porch Stories in Raleigh Storytelling is alive and well in Raleigh and available for just One Smile.  Thursday, 7:00 pm.  Tellers Ken Grant, Rebekah O'Connell, and Robin Kitson will return your smiles with tall tales, stories of growing up, and a cajun treat or two. Mister John Dambold will begin proceedings at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 301 E Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh (use the patio entrance below the Sanctuary). Please visit www.frontporchstories.org for map and details or contact Gale Buck, gale@woodsmanstories.com.

July 28: WORD: Gwenda Ledbetter with Scott Ainslie, Heart Mind and Soul of Stories and Blues!  Asheville’s original Story Lady and acclaimed bluesman, Scott Ainslie!  $18-$20 at 8pm.  Trade and Lore Coffee House, 37 Wall Street, Asheville, NC.  Contact: http://www.davidjoemiller.com/ or 828.808.1150.

July 29: STORIES ON ASHEVILLE'S FRONT PORCH presents a variety of tales from other lands and from our home of Western North Carolina.  Directed by Jim Stokley administrator of the Wilma Dykeman Legacy in honor of his mother, will feature Madison County teller, Joe Penland, relative of Sheila Kay Adams.  Saturday at 10:30 at Jubilee Community Church, 46 Wall St. in downtown Asheville, NC.  Contact: 828.684.0481.

August 2017

August 1-5: Teller in Residence, with Michael Reno Harrell.  Matinee - 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.

August 8-12: Teller in Residence, with David Novak.  Matinee - 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.

August 15-19: Teller in Residence, with Connie Regan-Blake.  Matinee - 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.

August 22-26: Teller in Residence, with David Holt.  Matinee - 2pm.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.

September 2017

September 5-9: Teller-in-Residence, Donna Washington.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.

September 9: Bynum Front Porch Storytelling.  Tellers: Roger Manus, Cynthia Raxter and more!  Family friendly - stories most enjoyed by those 8 and above.  Refreshments served.  Free “but we pass the pith helmet.”  6:30-9pm.  Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.  Contact CynthiaRaxter@ gmail.com, 919.444.9535 or http://www.bynumfrontporch.org/

September 23:  FEED & SEED Storytelling diversity series in FLETCHER NC, directed by storyteller/folk musician Elena Diana Miller.  A quarterly series of with programs.  Saturday afternoon - 4pm.  Supported by a grant from The Arts Council of Henderson County through the auspices of S.T.E.A.P, Inc., founded by Karen-Eve Baynes.  Enjoy a colorful program of varying cultures and lifestyles.  Feed & Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Highway, Fletcher, NC.  Contact: 828.684.0481.

September 29-30: Cave Run Storytelling Festival.  Featured will be Donald Davis, Linda Gorham, Bill Harley, Barbara McBride-Smith, Antonia Rocha and more.  Twin Knobs Campground, 5195 KY HWY 801 SOUTH, Morehead KY.  http://www.caverunstoryfest.org/

October 2017

October 2-8: Teller-in-Residence, Donald Davis.  International Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.

October 6-8: 45th National Storytelling Festival.  NC will be well represented on stage with Donald Davis, David Holt, Josh Goforth, Sheila Kay Adams, plus old favorites and new voices from around the country.  Don't miss NC's Linda Goodman who will be telling ghost stories both Friday and Saturday night.  116 W. Main St., Historic Jonesborough, TN.  http://www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/

October 17-21: Teller-in-Residence, Kim WeitkampInternational Storytelling Center, 100 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Contact: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 423.753.2171.

October 20-22: Storytelling Festival of Carolina.  This year's festival features renowned storytellers and festival favorites Bil Lepp, Michael Reno Harrell and Priscilla Best.  Tickets available starting on June 1st.  Call 910.277.3599, or by clicking the hyperlink on their Storytelling Festival of Carolina webpage at: http://www.storyartscenter.org/storytelling-festival-of-carolina

November 2017

November 18: FEED & SEED Storytelling diversity series in FLETCHER NC, directed by storyteller/folk musician Elena Diana Miller, began in the Spring and concludes with this final program.  Saturday afternoon at 4pm.  The program is supported by a grant from The Arts Council of Henderson County through the auspices of S.T.E.A.P, Inc., founded by Karen-Eve Baynes. Come enjoy a colorful program of varying cultures and lifestyles.  Feed & Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Highway, Fletcher, NC.  Contact: 828.684.0481.

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 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/