Calendar of Events

Guild sponsored events

November 2020

November 6-29: The Old North State Storytelling Festival. Virtual Event. Town of Cary & the NCSG and will present the 2nd annual Old North State Storytelling Festival. What a lineup… 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, Jane Cunningham, Ramona Moore Big Eagle, Sam Pearsall, and Steve Tate. Our emcee will be Sherry Lovett. 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 – ALL VIRTUAL

November 2020

November 22-28: 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 3: International Storytelling Center presents a virtual evening of hilarity with Bill Lepp. Family-friendly tall tales and stories that have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and from all walks of life. Though he is a five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars Contest, his stories often contain morsels of truth. “Just as New Jersey has Bruce Springsteen, West Virginia has…Bil Lepp.” – Goldenseal Magazine. Thursday at 7:30pm EST. Price: $12, can be viewed for 3 days after the date of event.

December 05 & 12: Who We Are: A Two-Part Story Writing Workshop, led by Minton Sparks. Each one of us has a story about who we are. Some are wildly inspiring; other times, they are the very things that hold us back. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to explore your family tree, listen deeply to your own story, and locate yourself within a particular time and place while learning new storytelling techniques. No writing experience necessary. In addition to writing and performing, Minton teaches her Create Your Story workshop at universities and professional organizations across the country. Workshop Cost: $125.00, Saturday, 11am-1pm EST. Register HERE.

December 10: International Storytelling Center presents a virtual evening with Barbara McBride-Smith. An ancient proverb says that if we tell the stories of those who have died, we keep them with us forever. In this set, Barbara recalls her “mom & pop wisdom” with tales of how the off-kilter wisdom of her parents has stuck for a lifetime. She has worked as a teacher, a school library media specialist, a theological seminary instructor, a writer, and a traveling storyteller. In each of these professions, she has employed storytelling as an integral educational tool and a compelling art form. Thursday at 7:30pm EST. Price: $12, can be viewed for 3 days after the date of event.

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)

December 12: Living Room Live! with Noa Baum. LRL can sell out – to be assured of seating, please register at least 2 hours in advance! Host, MC and storyteller, Steve Daut. Saturday, December at 7pm. Registration: https://tinyurl.com/lrlive2u. Show is FREE: Donation LINK- $10+Suggested: https://tinyurl.com/lrlnoabaum

December 17: International Storytelling Center presents a virtual evening with Dolores Hydock. She celebrates the spirit of comfort, joy, and connection that makes this such a memorable time of year. Truman Capote’s classic, A Christmas Memory, comes alive as Dolores relays the story of a joyful Christmas from a simpler time and the enduring friendship of a 7-year-old child and his 60-something cousin. A storyteller and actress, Dolores fills the stage with wit, energy, and a swirl of characters in an array of personal stories, medieval adventures, oral histories, and literary classics. Thursday at 7:30pm EST. Price: $12, can be for viewed 3 days after the date of event.

January 2021

January 13: THE GRAPEVINE ONLINE LIVE STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE! @ Zoom, Wednesday, 7:30pm EST. Join storytellers Connie Regan-Blake and Carolina Quirga on Zoom for a performance evening that has become a place of connection, comfort and joy for listeners around the world. Sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, The Grapevine is a spoken word performance venue for adults and teens, celebrating the timeless art of the story.  Hosted by storytellers Noa Baum, Renée Brachfeld, and Tim Livengood, check out their Facebook site: GrapevineStoryTelling

January 14: VIRTUAL Storytelling: From Mountain to Modern. With International storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake. At Tryon Fine Arts Center Zoom Series. Thursday from 10:00–11:30 am. https://storywindow.com/calendar/.

January 28-31: Florida Storytelling Festival. Headliners will be Linda Schuyler Ford, Ann Rutherford, Norm Brecke, Josh Campbell, and Linda Gorham. Mt. Dora, Florida. Virtual live event, Thursday through Sunday. More info: https://flstory.com/festival/

February 2021

February 11: VIRTUAL From Another Time: The Legacy of Ray Hicks. With International storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake. At Tryon Fine Arts Center Zoom Series. Thursday from 10:00–11:30 am. https://storywindow.com/calendar/.