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 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.  For link to registration form, go to our Home page,

May 2016

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

June 2016

June 4: NCSG Annual Meeting and Picnic.  Greensboro, NC.  Only for NCSG members, with one guest per member.  Details TBA.


Other events:


The Asheville Storytelling Circle. Meets 3rd Monday of each month - 7:00pm.  Asheville Terrace, 200 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC.  Contact Wallace Shealy, 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 Current dates listed on and 

Speak Up, Union County.  Second Thursday of every month 7-9:00pm. 216 W North Main Street in downtown Waxhaw, NC. Speak Up Union County is patterned after Tony Toledo's Speak Up 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 and each person has a maximum of ten minutes. The featured storyteller of the evening has the last 30 minutes. For more information contact: Faye Fulton, or Linda Goodman,

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

The Village Storytellers.  First Tuesday of the Month, 7:00pm at Sertoma Arts Center, 1400 W. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh, North Carolina.  Share your story and help others improve theirs.  Note: Center schedule may cause change of Tuesday - contact Gale Buck or check Village Storytellers in Facebook for next event. Contact: Gale Buck,


December 2015

December 3: Winter Stories by Story Squad.  Thursday, 5:00pm to 6:30pm; Pleasants Room of the Wilson Library (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, Chapel Hill); Contact: Dr. Brian Sturm 919-962-2460. 

December 3-5: The Uncalled for Trio: There is a Bulb Out.  The Uncalled for Trio brings their Christmas show, There’s A Bulb Out, exclusively to the International Storytelling Center in 2015.  Featuring Bil Lepp, Kim Weitkamp, and Andy Offutt Irwin Thursday-Saturday, 2pm and 7:30 pm.  Admission $20.  Refreshments follow the show. Reservations strongly recommended.  International Storytelling Center, 110 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN. or 800.952.8392. 

December 6: Carolina Christmas, performance by storyteller and musician, Michael Reno Harrell.  The Arts Center, 90 South Main Street, Marshall, NC.  Sunday afternoon 4-6pm.  Promoted by the Madison County Arts Center.  Contact or 828.649.1301.

December 16: Carolina Christmas, performance by storyteller and musician, Michael Reno Harrell.  Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road, West Asheville, NC.  Wednesday, 7pm.  {C}$12 at the door.  Reservations are requested by calling 828.575.2844. 

December 19: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  For a truly special holiday outing, see Storyteller Tim Lowry in his renowned one-man show.  Dressed in Victorian costume, Lowry invokes the spirit of Mr. Dickens with his quick wit, rapid-fire delivery, and flair for the dramatic - The Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future along with Ebenezer Scrooge, suitable for ages 10 and up.  Refreshments follow the show.  Reservations strongly recommended.  Saturday, 2pm and 7:30pm.  Admission $20.  International Storytelling Center, 110 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN. or 800.952.8392.

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

January 2016

January 16: 8th annual Bold-Faced Liars’ Showdown! Beginning at 2:00 pm at the Storytelling & Arts Center of the Southeast, 131 S. Main Street, Laurinburg, NC.  Tickets: afternoon - $10; evening - $10.  For both - $15. or call 910.277.3599. 

January 20: David Joe Miller Presents: An Evening with Chuck Brodsky, Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road in West Asheville, NC.  $12 at the door.  Show begins at 7pm.  Come early to order dinner.  Reservations are requested by calling 828-575-2844.

February 2016

February 17: David Joe Miller Presents: OPEN MIC! 7pm at Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road in West Asheville. Free event. Signup begins at 6:30. Please come early to order dinner.  Contact David Joe at 828-575-2844.