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We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling.   - Jimmy Neil Smith

Upcoming events

    • 05/20/2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina

    Storytelling at John C. Campbell Folk School - 

    MAY 20TH  – MONDAY –

    live, 7:00PM, John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina; all welcome, free; this month's tellers - Kanute Rarey, Melanie Knauff, Denise Mount; 

    • 05/20/2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • Lenoir-Rhyne in the Asheville Chamber and Visitors Center at 36 Montfort, ASHEVILLE, NC, 2nd floor boardroom


    MAY 20.   7 PM

    Join us for our storytelling meetings!

    ASC Meetings – 3rd Monday of each month (except August) 7p.m Live at Lenoir-Rhyne – 36 Montfort or via Zoom by clicking Registration Link below


    We meet at Lenoir-Rhyne in the Asheville Chamber and Visitors Center at 36 Montfort 2nd floor boardroom. Safe and secure parking behind building and easy entry by elevator. Meetings will be live/hybrid meetings so if you can’t join us live Zoom on in. 


    Our storytellers, both amateur and professional, come from all walks of life – physicist, carpenter, teacher, librarian, entertainer, musician, environmentalist, homemaker to mention just a few. All are continually learning more about stories and about cultivating the traditional art of storytelling for adults, children, and youth. Stories may entertain, instruct, heal, or be just downright fun. Some tell original tales, some tell mountain stories and Jack Tales, other may tell stories from a different heritage: Jewish, Native American, Irish, or Scottish. Most tellers are eclectic, using stories from a variety of sources and for a variety of occasions. Profiles for our performing members are accessible in the Performer Directory.

    Our monthly story circle meetings are filled with great stories. New members are guests are always welcome to attend and, if time permits, tell a story. ASC also sponsors storytelling program each year at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway: TELLABRATION!™ in November and a Spring/Summer Show.


    • 05/24/2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • 05/26/2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, NC
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    SPRING RETREAT with MEGAN WELLS.                     May 24 - May 26, 2024,  Wildacres Retreat                    Little Switzerland, NC

    Imagine have a story, yearning to come to life, grow, and bloom in the world. So you and your story escape from daily distractions to a quiet lodge on top of a beautiful NC mountain. Then, with care and humility, you tell your story to one of the most sought-after storytelling coaches in the country, surrounded by a circle of Delighted Listeners - your storyteller friends eager to learn with you - as your coach lovingly helps you polish your little gem. And in the process, we all learn together and enjoy the unique alchemy of storytelling. 

    our retreat registrations are full! Let us know if you would like your name on our waiting list. 

    REVIEWS from 2023 Spring Retreat with Megan Wells. 

    Just got home from the NCSG Spring Retreat and WOW! What a great weekend! Wildacres is a special place- great staff, delicious meals and a breath-taking location. The workshop itself was a standout. The diversity of storytelling talent gathered under one roof was impressive, as was Megan’s coaching. The feedback she provided was as unique as the storytellers themselves, and it was easy to see the improvement in all of the stories when we shared our revised versions. Perhaps best of was the sense of community and trust that formed between the tellers. One of the best things I’ve done for my storytelling in a long while.   - Andy Russell

    This is to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed Megan Wells's workshop.  She is a "sought-after coach" for good reason!  She is so gentle in the way she suggests ways to draw an audience more fully into one's story, without telling one WHAT to do.  I could not have found a better teacher for the story I presented. - Donna Catton-Johnson

    I spent last weekend at the North Carolina Storytelling Guild Spring Retreat at the Wild Acres Retreat Center in the mountains east of Asheville. Our workshop leader Megan Wells did an amazing job of creating a safe and sacred space for everyone to create and craft their stories. Thanks to Dianne Hackworth for putting it all together and to the fabulous crew at Wild Acres for making us feel so welcome. Thanks to everyone who attended, both tellers and listeners, you made this time together Magick. (That's "magic" with a "k" for the Old Magick) And of course, thanks to Megan Wells for shining her heart light so that we could see previously undiscovered places in our stories. - Janel Behm

    • 06/07/2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 119 Ambassador Loop, Downtown Cary, NC

    • 06/15/2024
    • 9:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Storytellers Erin Johnston and Sarah Beth Nelson share stories of Feisty Women!

    June 15, 8pm Central.

    Please register through Zoom to attend. You will be emailed a link after registration. Payment is separate from Zoom. Pay what you can, suggested donation $10 per attendee. Funds are collected by Sarah Beth and divided evenly between the tellers. PayPal, Venmo, and check payment options will be in your confirmation email. Erin Johnston: Sarah Beth Nelson:

    June 15, 8pm Central. Please register through Zoom to attend. You will be emailed a link after registration. Payment is separate from Zoom. Pay what you can, suggested donation $10 per attendee. Funds are collected by Sarah Beth and divided evenly between the tellers. PayPal, Venmo, and check payment options will be in your confirmation email. Erin Johnston: Sarah Beth Nelson:

    • 06/22/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Center for Pioneer Life, 134 Joe Young Rd. Burnsville, NC 28714

    Blueridge Storytelling Summit
    June 22, 10am-4pm

    Adults: $10
    Students: $5
    3 and under: Free

    Featured Storytellers:  Connie Regan-Blake, Nancy Reeder, Sherry Lovett, Lee Lyons, Chuck Fink, Wallace Shealy, Larry Pearlman, Catherine Yael Serota and Kanute Rarey.

    • 06/22/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Center for Pioneer Life, 134 Joe Young Rd., Burnsville, NC

    Our Storytellers

    The Center for Pioneer Life is excited to welcome these storytellers to our historic farm:

    Connie Regan-Blake

    Nancy Reeder 

    Sherry Lovett

    Lee Lyons

    Chuck Fink

    Wallace Shealy

    Larry Pearlman

    Catherine Yael Serota

    Kanute Rarey 

     Plus there’s a workshop called, “Heritage Stories: Finding the Story in History,” on creating stories of historical persons, or even your own family members.

    Take a look at their website for information of the Center:      

    Or go directly to the URL:

    Blue Ridge Storytelling Summit | Center For Pioneer L (

    • 11/01/2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • 11/02/2024
    • 10:00 PM
    • The Cary Theater

Past events

05/17/2024 Stories on the Square Hayesville
05/16/2024 STORYTELLING at Weaverville Community Center
05/16/2024 David Novak -- The Animated Life
05/09/2024 Tell It Like It Is - Story Swap - May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2024
04/27/2024 Lies & Pies
04/27/2024 Story Treasures Weekend Workshop with Connie Regan-Blake
04/26/2024 Black Mountain International Liars Contest
04/13/2024 Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling Festival
03/22/2024 What I've Learned So Far: Storytelling with Tim Lowry & Lee Lyons FREE
03/04/2024 Online Storytelling Course with Noa Baum
03/03/2024 Dances and Stories of Folk School - Fredrick Parks
02/29/2024 Black Roots, Stories, Dreams, and Glories
02/04/2024 Our Families, Our Lives, Our Stories - Elizabeth Ellis
01/26/2024 MOUNTAIN STRONG presents: Stories with Ashley McGhee Whittle & Sherry Lovett
01/21/2024 Appalachian Storytelling Connection Workshop - Lyn Ford
01/19/2024 OPEN MIC NIGHT in Hayesville
01/19/2024 OPEN MIC Night - Stories on the Square
01/19/2024 WINTER WORKSHOP with Sue O'Halloran
01/15/2024 APPALACHIAN STORYTELLING @ the Folk School - Storytelling Mondays
01/04/2024 Tell It Like It Is - Story Swap - Recurring event - Thursdays 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25
12/14/2023 Tell It Like It Is - Story Swap on ZOOM Thursdays - Mountain Area Storytellers
11/26/2023 Stories of Christmas with Donna Marie Todd
11/19/2023 TELLABRATION with the Asheville Storytelling Circle
11/11/2023 Twice Upon a Time: Milbre Burch & Antonio Rocha
11/05/2023 'Tis a Gift to be Simple: The Folk Art of Storytelling
11/03/2023 Old North State Storytelling Festival/ Nov. 3 & 4
10/31/2023 ECLIPSE: Stories of Light & Dark
10/21/2023 A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories
10/21/2023 Who Speaks for Red Wolves?
10/21/2023 Stage Fright - Ghost Stories at the Peacock Performing Arts Center
10/08/2023 Brunswick County Intercultural Festival with Storyteller MARVA MOSS
09/24/2023 Michael Reno Harrell & Josh Goforth "The Characters We've Known"
09/18/2023 Appalachian Storytelling in September
09/17/2023 John C. Campbell Folk School welcomes ANDY OFFUTT IRWIN
09/15/2023 Stories On The Square - OPEN MIC NIGHT
09/09/2023 ROADHOUSE STORYTELLERS at Page-Walker Arts & History Center

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