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/ADVANCE PURCHASE FULL WEEKEND TICKETS for $35 at: http://tarheeltellers.brownpapertickets.com/; Festival FAQ Page Download  TICKET PURCHASE at DOOR - $40 FULL WEEKEND or $10 per INDIVIDUAL EVENT.

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.
 

October 2017

October 9-15: Renowned storyteller Donald Davis will lead hikes and tell stories at The SWAG, the great country inn of the Smokies.  2300 Swag Road, Waynesville, NC.  https://www.theswag.com/ or 828.926.0430; 800.789.7672.

October 12: Scary Word with David Novak.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Buncombe Friends and Mr. and Mrs. David Joe Miller.  Thursday, 7pm; doors open at 6:30pm.  Free admission.  Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St., Asheville, NC.  Contact: www.davidjoemiller.com or 828.808.1150. 

October 13: Ghosts on Main.  Boo! Halloween is near. Come hear. Bring a friend to hold your hand. Featuring Lona Bartlett.   6:00-7:00pm; Humble Grounds, 132 South Main Street, Woodruff, SC.  Donation.  stonesoupkp@aol.com   

October 15-19: Starburst Storytellers Festival, featuring professional storytellers performing for family and school age audiences in Anderson County.  For more information, contact Bethany Hacker, bhacker@andersonlibrary.org or see http://www.andersonlibrary.org/

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 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.

October 20: Ghosts on Main.  Black cats and witches! Halloween. Scary Stories from lowcountry teller Cora Newcomb.  Better bring a friend!  6:00-7:00pm; Humble Grounds, 132 South Main Street, Woodruff, SC.  Donation.  stonesoupkp@aol.com  

October 20: Storyteller will perform Appalachian FolktalesStoryteller Linda Goodman draws on her Appalachian Mountain roots to create a magic world where fantasy and ordinary heroes come together to both entertain and inspire.  Friday, at 10:30am, for children ages 4 to 12 years old.  Harrisburg Library, 201 Sims Parkway, Harrisburg, NC.  Contact: 704.920.2080. 

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

October 21: Personal Stories of AppalachiaStoryteller Linda Goodman draws on her Appalachian Mountain roots to tell her life stories.  Saturday, at 11am at the Kannapolis Library, 850 Mountain Street, Kannapolis, NC.  Contact: 704.920.1180. 

October 21: Spooky Stories.  Storyteller Linda Goodman draws on her Appalachian Mountain roots to create a magic world where fantasy and ordinary heroes come together to both entertain and inspire.  Saturday, at 3:30pm.  For children ages 4 to 12 years old.  8556 Cook Street, Mount Pleasant, NC.  Contact: 704.436.2202.

October 23: Not Really Scary Stories – Children’s Concert with storyteller & puppeteer, Lona Bartlett.  6:30-7:30pm. 101 Ann Street, Beaufort, NC.  Contact: http://www.beaufort-inn.com/ or 252.728.2600.

October 24: Spooky Stories for Adults with storyteller, Lona Bartlett.  7:00-8:00pm. 101 Ann Street, Beaufort, NC.  Contact: http://www.beaufort-inn.com/ or 252.728.2600.

October 26: Scary Open Mic, Spoken Word.  Hosted by Marci Nimick and Jerry Meulver.  Thursday, 7pm.  Sign up begins at 6:30pm.  Stories or poetry must be ten minutes or less.  Best suited for ages 16 or older.  No Cover Charge!  McKinney Arts Center, 103 Franklin Ave, Jonesborough, TN.  Contact: davidjoetells@yahoo.com or 828.808.1150.

October 26: Front Porch Stories.  Raleigh's Front Porch Stories returns with more storytellers bringing you intriguing stories.  Announced featured tellers are Sam Pearsall and Drew Bridges and Gale Buck as Emcee.  Thursday, 7pm.  Admission: Just One Smile.  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 301 E Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC.  Visit www.frontporchstories.org or contact Gale Buck, gale@woodsmanstories.com.

October 27: 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/

October 28-29: Carolina Caledonian Fest.  An 18th Century Affair.  The Carolina Caledonian Fest will celebrate Scottish heritage, especially that of the most significant Highlander Scots' settlement in the New World, the Argyll Colony (Cape Fear Scotts).  Saturday and Sunday.  1126 Person Street, Fayetteville, NC.  Contact: caledonianfest.com or 336.707.9188.

October 30: The Inaugural Asheville Moth Grand SLAM Championship!  Monday; doors open at 7pm.  Begins at 8pm.  Dianna Wortham Theater, 18 Biltmore Ave., Acheville, NC.  Website: www.themoth.org/events
 

November 2017

November 11: Bynum Front Porch Storytelling.  Cynthia Raxter, host; Storytellers will be J.A. Bolton and Eric Bannan.  Second Saturdays 6:30-9:00pm.  Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road, Pittsboro, NC.  http://cynthiaraxter.blogspot.com/ or www.bynumfrontporch.org

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 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 will be telling with 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-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 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 Eventbrite.com (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 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.