Calendar of Events


January 21
ASC’s Holiday Party was postponed due to inclement weather, it has been rescheduled. Members and guests will gather at Crowfields clubhouse, 1745 Hendersonville Road, for a dinner and storytelling. Bring a side dish or dessert and serving utensil. ASC provides ham and turkey, plates, cups, eating utensils, coffee and tea. BYOB permitted. Set-up 2:00PM; dinner 3:00PM; followed by storytelling. You may wish to bring a sweater.

January 22
Power of Naming. Workshop led by Daphne Ruth Darcy. 7:00PM. Lake Point Landing, Hendersonville.

January 25
Wayne and Jane Sims, The Storytelling Sims, present Oldest City Tourism: 1870 – 1940 -- tantalizing tales and tidbits concerning early travelers who made their way into Florida by steamboat, rail, and tin lizzie seeking recreation and romance. St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum. 6:00PM. Particulars & Info: 904-823-7969.

January 24 – February 28
Explore the Landscape of Story and Telling, a six-week session with Connie Regan-Blake. Wednesdays, 10:00AM – noon. Asheville campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University (Chamber of Commerce building), 36 Montford Avenue. Information: or 828-258-1113.

January 26 
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, or 828-391-6965.

January 27 – 28
Michael Reno Harrell featured at Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival, Brundage, AL. Info: 334-735-3125.

February 2
The Vanishing Wheelchair presents, Birthday Magic, features audience participation to celebrate children with birthdays each month. 3:00PM. The Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K. Tickets: $5, may be purchased online at, or contact 828-645-2941.

Febuary 19
ASC Monthly Meeting. 7:00PM. Asheville Terrace Community Room, 200 Tunnel Road. New members welcome. Info: 274-1123.

February 23 - 24
Michael Reno Harrell featured at Rocket City Storytelling Festival, Huntsville, AL.

February 27
Wayne & Jane Sims, The Storytelling Sims, perform When Florida Was The Wild West – fascinating tales of Cracker cattle barons, ranchers & cow hunters who forged Florida’s gigantic cattle industry. 2:00PM. Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle, Port Orange, FL. (386) 322-5152.

March 2 – 4
Michael Reno Harrell featured at Azalea Storytelling Festival, LaGrange, GA.

March 13
Michael Reno Harrell at Weaverville Library, Weaverville, NC. Special Family Storytelling Event. 7:00PM. Free and open to the public.

March 19
ASC Monthly Meeting. 7:00PM. Asheville Terrace Community Room, 200 Tunnel Road. New members welcome. Info: 274-1123.

April 13 – 14
Michael Reno Harrell featured at Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival. Union County Fine Arts Center, 926 Panther Overlook, Blairsville, GA.

April 20 - 22
Taking Your Story to the Stage, a three-day workshop focusing on performance skills with Connie Regan-Blake. Enrollment limited to 6 tellers. Participants are asked to bring an almost “stage ready” story. Participants will perform Saturday evening at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts. Information: or 828-258-1113

May 9
Romanza Festivale of Culture & the Arts brings The Three Tellers (Margaret Kaler, Jane Sims & Wayne Sims) back for the 4th year to regale listeners with their most recent program of history and humor, Saint Augustine’s Scoundrels. Tickets: $10., limited seating. Luncheon menu also available. Noon. Corazon Cinema & Café, 36 Granada Street. Info: 904-823-7969;

Regional Events



Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
Woodruff, SC   (864) 476-8770.


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


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


National Storytelling Festival
Jonesborough, TN.  (800) 952-8392.

The Storytelling Festival of Carolina
Laurenburg, NC   (910) 291-0929.


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