Calendar of Events

Guild sponsored events

November 2020

November 6: The Old North State Storytelling Festival. Virtual Event. Town of Cary & the NCSG and will present the Old North State Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature multiple performances with nationally known storytellers, Mitch Capel, Bil Lepp, Michael Reno Harrell, and Connie Regan-Blake, as well the NC Storytelling Guild’s own gifted tellers. This will be a Virtual Event. FaceBook page. Visit the Town. Contact: 336.540.4401.

January 2021

Canceled due to COVID 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 – MOST are VIRTUAL

September 2020

September 17: Tell It Like It Is ZOOM! From the comfort of your own living room, come share a story or practice a story idea at our Story Swap on Zoom. Storytellers, writers, Poets, and more are welcome and if desired, receive feedback. Just listening is okay too! Thursday, 2:00pm-3:30pm. Contact: Kanute Parker Rarey, for info to connect to the meeting. 502-525-7272; kanutetells@gmail.com; www.kanuterarey.com.

September 17: The Moth StorySLAM – Asheville, North Carolina. Look for the New Zoom Moth Asheville StorySlam event on the Moth website. It is held on the third Thursday, doors open, 7:15pm; begins, 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale one week in advance. Moth website, www.themoth.org.

September 18: Stories on the Square, Open Mic Night. Join us on ZOOM, an event to just listen, or to tell a story or read a poem. Having Zoom software is not required on your device to connect with us. Sponsored by Mountain Area Storytellers in Hayesville, NC. Friday, 6pm to 7:30pm. Contact: Kanute Parker Rarey, 502-525-7272, kanutetells@gmail.com; www.kanuterarey.com.

September 19: Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival. ONLINE: New Fall Storytelling Saturdays that will include workshops and performances by the featured tellers who were scheduled for the festival plus two more. Performers, Sheila Kay Adams and Josh Goforth. These events will be FREE, but donations are always appreciated, www.gamountainstoryfest.org. Reserve your spot in the workshops today (via https://fallstorytellingsaturdays.eventbrite.com)

September 19: “Prepare to Scare, How to tell a truly scary story! Led by Elizabeth Ellis. Saturday 11am-2:00pm. Virtual. Doors open 10:30 am; Workshop 11:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern Time. $60.00 for Tejas Storytelling Association Members; $75.00 for non-TSA Members. Proceeds shared with Tejas Storytelling Assoc. Just click the link below to register: Register for “Prepare to Scare Workshop” here or call 940-380-9320 and ask for Beverly to register by phone.

September 19: Eric Bannan, Hosting The Bynum Winter Music Series with Grand Shores! Saturday, 7:00 PM, Bynum General Store. The feed will come from the Bynum Front Porch’s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/bynumfrontporch

September 20: Sermon in Story and Song over ZOOM, with Eric Bannan.  Sunday, 10:30am. Unitarian Universalist Peace Fellowship, Raleigh, NC.

September 24: Tell It Like It Is ZOOM! From the comfort of your own living room, come share a story or practice a story idea at our Story Swap on Zoom. Storytellers, writers, Poets, and more are welcome and if desired, receive feedback. Just listening is okay too! Thursday, 2:00pm-3:30pm. Contact: Kanute Parker Rarey, for info to connect to the meeting. 502-525-7272; kanutetells@gmail.com; www.kanuterarey.com.

September 29: National Storytelling Festival, Pre-Festival Workshops. Schedule is subject to change. A Happy Ending: 8 Steps to Story Impact for Business and Non-Profits, led by Kim Weitkamp. Tuesday 9:30am-12noon. Beyond Labels: Bridging Differences Through Storytelling, led by Noa Baum. Tuesday 1-4pm. Registration, HERE.

September 30: National Storytelling Festival, Pre-Festival Workshops. Schedule is subject to change. Feelings: Storytelling to Support Emotional Intelligence in Children, led by Lyn Ford. Wednesday 9:30am-12noon. Sitting in the Shade of Your Family Tree: Collecting and Preserving Your Family’s Stories, led by Elizabeth Ellis. Wednesday 1pm-4:00pm. Registration, HERE.

October 2020

October 1: National Storytelling Festival, Pre-Festival. Freedom Stories: Appalachia’s Underground Railroad, with Rev. Robert Jones. Thursday, 1-2:30pm. Registration & tickets, HERE.

October 1: Tell It Like It Is ZOOM! From the comfort of your own living room, come share a story or practice a story idea at our Story Swap on Zoom. Storytellers, writers, Poets, and more are welcome and if desired, receive feedback. Just listening is okay too! Thursday, 2:00pm-3:30pm. Contact: Kanute Parker Rarey, for info to connect to the meeting. 502-525-7272; kanutetells@gmail.com; www.kanuterarey.com.

October 1: National Storytelling Festival, Pre-Festival. Opening Night Celebration Concert. Other Mothers, with Donald Davis. Thursday, 7:30pm. Registration & tickets, HERE.

October 1-3: National Storytelling Festival. Join the 2020 National Storytelling Festival online this year. They have a great line-up, included Sheila Kay Adams, Sheila Arnold, Geraldine Buckley, Alton Chung, Donald Davis, Diane Ferlatte, Tim Lowry, Donna Washington, and many others. For all details click and to purchase tickets, HERE.

October 6, 13, 20, & 27: Storytelling Yes You Can! Online Course with International Storyteller, Noa Baum. Learn to tell your story with ease in this 4-session online course. Four Tuesdays in October, 7-9pm EDT. This virtual course will take you step-by-step through an interactive and fun process to shape a story from your memories. Open to all experience levels, from beginners to seasoned tellers. SPACE IS LIMITED – REGISTER HERE.

October 8: Tell It Like It Is ZOOM! From the comfort of your own living room, come share a story or practice a story idea at our Story Swap on Zoom. Storytellers, writers, Poets, and more are welcome and if desired, receive feedback. Just listening is okay too! Thursday, 2:00pm-3:30pm. Contact: Kanute Parker Rarey, for info to connect to the meeting. 502-525-7272; kanutetells@gmail.com; www.kanuterarey.com.

October 12: Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage: An Online Workshop. A Storytelling Intensive Workshop. For Performing in a Virtual World. Creating our Story Stream & October 16-18: Polishing, Performing, & Feedback. The workshop begins on the Monday evening with attention paid to each participant’s individual set-up, along with breakout rooms for story work. During the week between sessions, participants have time to continue working on their stories and set up. For additional details go to: https://storywindow.com/virtual-taking-your-story-to-the-virtual-stage/)

October 15: Tell It Like It Is ZOOM! From the comfort of your own living room, come share a story or practice a story idea at our Story Swap on Zoom. Storytellers, writers, Poets, and more are welcome and if desired, receive feedback. Just listening is okay too! Thursday, 2:00pm-3:30pm. Contact: Kanute Parker Rarey, for info to connect to the meeting. 502-525-7272; kanutetells@gmail.com; www.kanuterarey.com.

October 16: Stories On The Square, Open MIC Night. Join us on ZOOM, an event to just listen, or to tell a story or read a poem. Having Zoom software is not required on your device to connect with us. Sponsored by Mountain Area Storytellers in Hayesville, NC. Friday, 6pm to 7:30pm. Contact: Kanute Parker Rarey, 502-525-7272, kanutetells@gmail.com; www.kanuterarey.com.

October 16: Hagood Mill Presents Ghost Stories. “The Fright: Scary Stories at the Mill,” will be integrated into Friday evening’s outdoor entertainment, across the street from the mill, at Heritage Pavilion from 6:45-8:30pm. Masks are required. Mr. Johnny Fowler will be accompanied by storytelling colleagues Jess Willis and Becky Stone, who are sure to fright as well. Followed by Pretty Little Goat, an old-time string band, 9:00-11:pm. Historic Hagood Historic Site, 138 Hagood Mill Road, Pickens, SC. All this is part of the kick off to the SC STATE FIDDLE CONVENTION which will run all day on Saturday, October 17th. Tickets will not be sold at the gate and must be purchased in advance. Contact: 864.898.5963 or https://www.hagoodmillfoundation.org/upcoming-events

October 22: Tell It Like It Is ZOOM! From the comfort of your own living room, come share a story or practice a story idea at our Story Swap on Zoom. Storytellers, writers, Poets, and more are welcome and if desired, receive feedback. Just listening is okay too! Thursday, 2:00pm-3:30pm. Contact: Kanute Parker Rarey, for info to connect to the meeting. 502-525-7272; kanutetells@gmail.com; www.kanuterarey.com.

October 24: Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival. ONLINE: New Fall Storytelling Saturdays that will include workshops and performances by the featured tellers who were scheduled for the festival plus two more. Performers, Charlotte Blake Alston and Noa Baum. These events will be FREE, but donations are always appreciated, www.gamountainstoryfest.org. Reserve your spot in the workshops today (via https://fallstorytellingsaturdays.eventbrite.com)

October 23-24: Athens Storytelling Festival. Featuring Donald Davis, Michael Reno Harrell, Bil Lepp, Josh Goforth, and other great tellers. Imagination will play a big role in this year’s virtual festival! Athens Storytelling Festival – hosted online. Includes admission to the exclusive Facebook Group, where you will have access to all storytelling videos to be released on a schedule during the festival, October 23-24, 2020. Purchase by October 1st to take advantage of our Early Bird Special. Videos will then be rereleased at a later time to be enjoyed at your leisure for a few weeks. $15 Early Bird / $18 Regular Price. http://www.athensstorytellingfestival.com/virtual-tickets

October 29: Tell It Like It Is ZOOM! From the comfort of your own living room, come share a story or practice a story idea at our Story Swap on Zoom. Storytellers, writers, Poets, and more are welcome and if desired, receive feedback. Just listening is okay too! Thursday, 2:00pm-3:30pm. Contact: Kanute Parker Rarey, for info to connect to the meeting. 502-525-7272; kanutetells@gmail.com; www.kanuterarey.com.

November 2020

November 22: ASC TELLABRATION!™ Virtual. Our 25th Anniversary Tellabration with featured teller Connie Regan Blake. Additional tellers will be Wallace Shealy, Sherry Lovett, Wayne & Jane Sims with Catherine Yael Serota as our Emcee. Sunday, 3-5:00pm. Contact: http://ashevillestorytellingcircle.org

December 2020

December 12: Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival. ONLINE: New Fall Storytelling Saturdays that will include workshops and performances by the featured tellers who were scheduled for the festival plus two more. Performer, Donald Davis. These events will be FREE, but donations are always appreciated, www.gamountainstoryfest.org. Reserve your spot in the workshops today (via https://fallstorytellingsaturdays.eventbrite.com)