Calendar of Events



September 12
Ronnie Pepper presents Living in a Multicultural Community at Feed and Seed in Fletcher, NC.  Elena Diana Miller, MC.  Free admission but donations appreciated.  Info:

September 13
Lloyd Arneach featured at the National Folk Life Festival, Greensboro, NC.

September 20
Jackson Gillman Concert.  BeBe Theater, 20 Commerce Street, Asheville.  2:PM.  General admission $12.

September 21
High Performance Coaching Workshop with Jackson Gillman.  9:30 AM – 3:30 PM.  Lenoir Rhyne University, Room 316, 36 Montford Avenue.  $25.  Information:  623-491-7351.

September 21
Hook ‘Em or Lose ‘Em Workshop with Jackson Gillman.  7–9:PM.  Asheville Terrace Community Room, 200 Tunnel Road.  Free to ASC members.  No ASC meeting.
September 25 - 26
The Heart of North Carolina Storytelling Festival @ Greensboro, NC.  Sponsored in part by the North Carolina Storytelling Guild.  Features ASC teller Michael Reno Harrell @ 7:PM on the 25th.  Other performers include Donna Washington, Linda Goodman, Vicky Town, Ray Mendenhall and Naomi Faw.  Info:  828-274-1123 or

October 1 – 4
Michael Reno Harrell: Appalachian Hideaway Songwriters Workshop @  Wildacres Retreat.  1565 Wildacres Road, Little Switzerland, NC.

October 2 – 4
National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, TN.

October 9
Wayne & Jane Sims, The Storytelling Sims, perform A Trip Back in Time with America’s First Travel Writers: William Bartram & Constance Fenimore Woolson.  Our 15th year: St. Johns Riverkeeper Eco Heritage Cruises on the St. Johns River.  Information:

October 19
ASC Monthly Meeting. 7:PM.  Hall Fletcher School.  Info: 828-275-8183 or

November 12 & 13
Wayne & Jane Sims, The Storytelling Sims, perform All’s Fair in Love and War concerning the Civil War romance of CSA General Edmund Kirby-Smith and his bride Cassie Selden.  Friday:  Suwannee River Regional Library, 6:30 PM; Saturday: Suwannee County Historical Museum Luncheon, Noon.  Live Oak, FL.  Info:

 November 16
ASC Monthly Meeting. 7:PM.  Asheville Terrace Community Room, 200 Tunnel Road.  New members welcome.  Info:  274-1123

November 22
ASC 20th Anniversary Tellabration! Celebration featuring Lloyd Arneach, Marvin Cole, Rose Lynn Katz, Gwenda Ledbetter, Sherry Lovett, David Novak, Wayne & Jane Sims, and Donna Marie Todd.  ASC Founder, Sandra Gudger, will introduce the program with a short History of ASC.  3:PM.  Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  General Admission:  $10

Regional Events



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

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


Toe River Storytelling Festival
Bakersville, NC.  (828) 467-9955,


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


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) 664-1429 or (828) 777-9177