Calendar of Events

Guild sponsored events

November 2020

November 6-7: The Old North State Storytelling Festival. Town of Cary & the NCSG and will present the Old North State Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature multiple performances with at least two nationally known storytellers, as well the NC Storytelling Guild’s own gifted tellers. This event will be held in Cary, NC. Location TBA. Visit the Town. Contact: Alan Hoal at 919.607.0993.

January 2021

January 29-31: NCSG Winter Workshop. Leader TBA. To be held on the grounds of the Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell, 100 Caswell Beach Rd, Oak Island, NC. Contact Terry Rollins or Dianne Hackworth. To be held on the grounds of the Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell, Oak Island, NC.

Spring 2021

Date TBA: NCSG Spring Storytelling Retreat. Workshop leader will be Author & Storyteller, Cynthia Moore Brown. To be held at the beautiful Wildacres Conference Center, 1565 Wild Acres Road, Little Switzerland, NC. For additional information contact: Dianne Hackworth or 865.457.3392.

On-Going events Canceled due to COVID-19

The Asheville Storytelling Circle. Meets 3rd Monday of each month – 7:00pm.  Asheville Terrace, 200 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC.  Contact Donna Marie Todd.

The Bynum Storytelling Workshop takes place on the 2nd Monday of the month from 6:30 to 9pm at the Bynum Front Porch: 950 Bynum Rd, Bynum, North Carolina 27312. Cynthia Raxter is the main contact for this workshop. Temporary changes can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/1992923647652254/

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 4th Friday evening of each month – 7:00pm.  Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC.  Contact: 336.763.1919.

The Village Storytellers. First Tuesday of the Month, 7:00pm at Lucky Tree Gallery & Cafe, 3801 Hillsborough Street Suite 137, Raleigh, NC 27607 (in the common area). Share your story and help others improve theirs. Contact: Gale Buck, gale@woodsmanstories.com or check Village Storytellers in Facebook.

Other Events

May 2020

May 31-June 7: NSN Virtual Storytelling Conference & Festival. Coming to living rooms worldwide. Pre-conference offerings on May 30th. Here is your chance to meet storytellers and story teachers from all over the world (Australia, India, Singapore, Mexico, Scotland, to name a few). Featuring many things folks love about the in-person conference. There will be workshops, performances, social time and more. ONLINE CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL.

June 2020

June 10: Grapevine Storytelling online, with Barbara Freeman and Willa Brigham. ONLINE PERFORMANCE! Featured tellers are the hilarious Willa Brigham, and a founding mother of the modern storytelling Renaissance, Barbara Freeman. Sponsored by Folklore Society of Greater Washington, DC, The GRAPEVINE Storytelling Series. Wednesday 7:30pm-9:00pm. For more Information and to Register, click HERE. We ask for donations to support our tellers (suggested $15 per person).

June 21-27: Join Connie Regan-Blake during her 14th Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure. That’s seven days of fun and community – practice, performance, feedback and discovery! Participants discover new ways of being in the world that nurture their creative flow while developing skills in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. And all levels of expertise are welcome, from beginner to experienced teller. Contact: connie@storywindow.com or https://storywindow.com/.

July 2020

July 28: Festival Gathering of Biblical Storytelling – Pre-Conference Event. “A Widows Tale” Retreat with Donna Marie Todd. Marriott at the University of Dayton. Dayton, Ohio. Register online.

July 29-August 1: Festival Gathering of Biblical Storytelling. Marriott at the University of Dayton. Dayton, Ohio. Register online.

August 2020

August 4-8: Teller-in-Residence, with Tim Lowry. Daily matinee performances are presented Tuesday through Saturday at 2pm. International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St, Jonesborough, TN. Contact: 800.952.8392.

August 18-22: Teller-in-Residence, with David Holt. Daily matinee performances are presented Tuesday through Saturday at 2pm. International Storytelling Center, 100 West Main St, Jonesborough, TN. Contact: 800.952.8392.