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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

    • 01/19/2024
    • 01/21/2024
    • Fort Caswell Retreat Center

    • Do you WONDER if you can create stories about world issues you really care about?

    • Do you WORRY that you might turn off your audience by being too “preachy”?

    • Do you WISH that you could work in a supportive environment with other storytellers who have the same longings and concerns? 

      If SO…then join us at Winter Workshop, where Sue will share her approach to creating race equity stories and give you immediately-useable techniques for the stories that call to you.



    Come join us for a weekend of deepening the connections in our North Carolina Storytelling Guild. Together, we will practice stories that illustrate pivotal moments of change related to social justice issues and our personal experiences. Our facilitator, veteran storyteller Sue O’Halloran, will demonstrate how she approaches her stories that revolve around themes of race equity. These principles will apply to any cause that calls to you whether you are an active advocate or just beginning to take on stories with deeper themes. From Sue’s examples, you will be able to distinguish between stories that preach in a negative and patronizing way compared to “preaching” as an artistic form that combines education and entertainment into stories that respect, enlighten, and emotionally move your audience members to take action.


    Sue O’Halloran is a writer, story artist, television personality, and keynote speaker whose stories explore the complex issues of social justice. Sue is author of several books and DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) curriculums plus producer of multi-cultural shows, video and films including Tribes & Bridges at the Steppenwolf Theatre and More Alike Than Not: Stories of Three Americans – Catholic, Jewish and Muslim. She was the producer/director of the first online story festival in 2012 that reached fifty-two countries. Her Racebridges website showcased 260 video stories by professional story artists telling America’s untold stories and received over half a million visitors each year. 


    Sue’s best endorsements come from her audiences: “Sue opened our minds to a much broader view of why society excludes different groups and energized us to deepen our commitment to transforming our world!” Sue has been a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festivals and as a National Storytelling Network keynote speaker and community-building facilitator. She lives in Lady Lake, Florida, and can be found at:

    The Fort Caswell Retreat Center will once again serve as the location for the North Carolina Storytelling Guild Winter Workshop. The retreat center is located on the grounds of the Baptist Assembly at Caswell Beach, on Oak Island, near Southport, NC. The center offers historic facilities with modern amenities and relaxing views. Rooms are shared, with two people per room (two double beds and a private bathroom). Meals include a Friday night dinner, full breakfast and lunch on Saturday, our famous Saturday night supper of Stone Soup, a continental breakfast on Sunday, and a bounty of snacks!

    NCSG Members Registration per person = $275. Non-members Price per person = $325 (if you are not a member of our guild, you will save money by becoming one. Go to and join today)

    SCHOLARSHIPS are available for Winter Workshop. Information and application HERE.

    Space is limited so register soon. Please note that once you have registered, no refunds are allowed. If you cannot attend, you must sell, give away, or forfeit your space at the workshop.

    You can pay online or mail your check made out to NCSG.

    Send to


    Steve Tate

    3550 Jess Hackett Rd.

    Climax, NC. 27233


    The family of Wright Clarkson has donated $1,000 to the NCSGuild especially for SCHOLARSHIPS to our Winter Workshop. Wright loved storytelling and storytellers and he loved coming to Winter Workshop. If you or someone you know could benefit from this scholarship please help us spread the love! Information and application HERE.

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