Calendar of Events

Guild sponsored events

November 2020

November 6-7: The Old North State Storytelling Festival. Virtual Event, Likely  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

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 – all VIRTUAL

August 2020

August 16: “All On A Summer’s Evening” – Tickets info and more… An internet performance with Michael Reno Harrell, storyteller, singer, songwriter, can be viewed live on Zoom, Sunday evening, 7pm EDST.

August 21: 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. PROMPT – What was one of your most memorable times with of your mother as you were growing up? Contact: Kanute Parker Rarey, 502-525-7272, kanutetells@gmail.com; www.kanuterarey.com.

August 22: 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, Gene Tagaban and Carolina Quiroga-Hurtado. 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)

August 27: 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.

August 29: Fivesparks STORYfest. Join Donald Davis and Bil Lepp for a day-long ZOOM Virtual Festival. Dayime storytelling and workshop sessions are free to all to join, but please consider a donation to support our event. Thank you. Saturday,10:00am8:30 pm EDT. https://www.fivesparks.org/storyfest-schedule/

September 2020

September 3: 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 10: 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 12: Online Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. Join a host of wonderful storytellers for the first VIRTUAL Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. Go to the included link to find full information about registration and tickets. Featuring Donald Davis, Donna Washington, Kim Weitkamp, Jennifer Munro, and other great storytellers. Live September 10th and viewable through September 20, 2020. Only $40 per household. https://timpfest.org/conference/

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 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 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.

October 2020

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 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 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 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 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.

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)