Calendar of Events

Events

November 17
Big Stories from the Attic featuring Moth Story Slam Champions Raymond Christian and Betsy Puckett, along with executive producer/storyteller David Joe Miller.  Attic Salt Theatre, 2002 Riverside Drive, Studio “O”.  6:30 PM.  Tickets at www.bbbyswnc.org.  Benefit performance for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Buncombe County.

November 18
Doug Elliott, herbalist, naturalist, & storyteller, presents a Workshop: Finding Stories in Nature, Crafting Stories from Life.  2 – 6:PM  Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville Campus, Chamber of Commerce Building on Montford Avenue.  $25 ASC members; $35 all others.  Info & Reservations:  828-274-1123, 828-777-9177.

November 19
ASC presents Tellabration! 2017 at the Folk Art Center featuring Doug Elliott, Chet Allen, Lee Lyons, Becky Stone, and Mary White, MC.  Tickets: $10.  Information & advance reservations: 828-274-1123 or 828-777-9177.

November 20
ASC Monthly Meeting. 7:PM.  Asheville Terrace Community Room, 200 Tunnel Road.  New members welcome.  Info:  274-1123.

November 21
David Joe Miller tells with the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild.  International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN.  7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Admission:  $5.

November 24
The Vanishing Wheelchair presents, Magic, Mirth, & Meaning, featuring storytellers, singers, jugglers, and magicians.  The Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K.  Free, but donations appreciated.  Info:  T.J. Shimeld, tjshimeld@gmail.com or 828-391-6965.

November 30
David Joe Miller Presents WORD with National Story Slam champions, Asheville’s Vera Cooper, 1st place, and Tony Marr from Bristol, TN, 3rd place, at the National Slam in Jonesborough in October.  Show begins at 7:PM; doors open at 6:30 PM.  Pack Memorial Library, Downtown
Asheville.  FREE.  Sponsored by Friends of Buncombe County Library and Mr. & Mrs. David Joe Miller.

December 1
The Vanishing Wheelchair presents, Birthday Magic, featuring audience participation to celebrate children with birthdays that month.    3:PM.  The Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K.  Tickets:  $5, may be purchased online at www.VanishingWheelchair.org, or contact 828-645-2941.
 
December 1 – 3
Connie Regan-Blake leads a 3-day workshop in Asheville, Taking Your Story to the Stage.  Participant performance opportunity December 2 at Black Mountain Center for the Arts.  www.storywindow.com.

December 2
A Slice of Life, presented by Connie Regan-Blake and participants from the weekend workshop, Taking Your Story to the Stage.  Tellers include Christine Westfeldt, Jane Cunningham, Lee Lyons, Daphne Ruth Darcy, Frannie Oates and Laura Hope-Gill.  Black Mountain Center for the Arts.  Tickets $20, or $15 advance at www.eventbrite.com.

December 2
Holiday Stories by David Joe Miller during Jonesborough’s Colors of Christmas, a 40-year tradition in Tennessee’s Oldest Town and the  Storytelling Capitol of the World.  3 – 9:PM.  Oak Hill School House on Sabine Drive.  3:30, 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 PM.  Tickets available online at www.townofjonesborough.thundertix.com.

December 6
Wayne and Jane Sims, The Storytelling Sims, present Christmas: Remember When.  Sponsored by SFSAFBI.  Oceanside Country Club, Ormond Beach, FL.

December 8
The Vanishing Wheelchair presents, Magic, Mirth, & Meaning, featuring storytellers, singers, jugglers, and magicians.  The Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K.  Free, but donations appreciated.  Info:  T.J. Shimeld, tjshimeld@gmail.com or 828-391-6965.

December 10
ASC Members’ Annual Holiday Party.  Covered dish.  Crowfield’s Clubhouse, Hendersonville Road.  Set-up 2:PM; Dinner 3:PM, followed by storytelling.  ASC provides meats.  BYOB.

December 10
Michael Reno Harrell presents a Special Holiday Performance at the Brown Mountain Bottleworks.  Morganton, NC.  Info:  http://www.brownmountainbottleworks.com/events/  

December 13
David Joe Miller Presents HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS featuring Michael Reno Harrell telling stories from his new CD.  Habitat Tavern and Commons, 174 Broadway, Downtown Asheville.  7:PM.  Tickets:  $18. online at www.Eventbrite.com (available in November) or $20. at the door.  Limited Seating.  Contact: davidjoetells@yahoo.com.

December 17
Michael Reno Harrell presents a Special Holiday Performance at the The Strand at Thirty-Eight Main, Waynesville, NC.  7:PM.  Info:  http://www.38main.com.

December 21
Michael Reno Harrell performs at the Purple Onion, Saluda, NC.  7:30 – 9:30 PM.  Info:  http://www.purpleonionsaluda.com/.

December 22
The Vanishing Wheelchair presents, Magic, Mirth, & Meaning, featuring storytellers, singers, jugglers, and magicians.  The Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K.  Free, but donations appreciated.  Info:  T.J. Shimeld, tjshimeld@gmail.com or 828-391-6965.

January 22
Power of Naming.  Workshop led by Daphne Ruth Darcy.  7:PM.  Lake Point Landing, Hendersonville.

January 25
Wayne and Jane Sims, The Storytelling Sims, present Oldest City Tourism: 1870 – 1940” at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum.  6:30 PM.  Particulars & Info:  904-823-7969.

Regional Events

 

April

Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
Woodruff, SC   (864) 476-8770.
www.stonesoupsc.com/

May

Mountain Echoes Festival: A Homecoming
Clyde, NC.  (828) 627-4544.
www.mountainechoeshomecoming.org

June

Stories on Asheville's Front Porch
Asheville, NC (828) 450-5462
Saturdays, June–August

October

National Storytelling Festival
Jonesborough, TN.  (800) 952-8392.
www.storytellingcenter.net/

The Storytelling Festival of Carolina
Laurenburg, NC   (910) 291-0929.
www.storytellingfestivalofcarolina.org/

November

Tellabration!
Asheville Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway.
Sunday before Thanksgiving
Sponsored by Asheville Storytelling Circle, Southern Highlands Craft Guild, and the National Storytelling Network.
828-274-1123 or 828-777-9177