Calendar of Events

Events

July 14
The Vanishing Wheelchair presents, Magic, Mirth, and Meaning.  The Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K, featuring storytellers, singers, jugglers, and magicians.  Free but donations are appreciated.  For more information contact T. J. Shimeld at tjshimeld@gmail.com or 828-391-6965.

July 15
Michael Reno Harrell performs at Fireman's Kitchen, Hickory, NC.  8:PM.

July 15
Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch presents, Moonshine Stories, with Milt Higgins, ASC member Sandra Gudger, and folk music by John Sundell   Free.  Sponsored in part by ASC.

July 17
ASC Monthly Meeting. 7:PM.  Asheville Terrace Community Room, 200 Tunnel Road.  New members welcome.  Info:  274-1123.

July 20
Michael Reno Harrell performs at the Purple Onion, Saluda, NC.  7:30 – 9:30 PM.

July 20
Dr. Joseph Sobol’s Farewell Show, Jonesborough Repertory Theatre, 125 W. Main Street, Downtown Jonesborough, TN.  A free showing of Jack  and the Least Gal will be a gift to Jonesborough as Dr. Sobol prepares to leave for a new storytelling position in Wales.  Donations support the storytelling masters degree program at ETSU.  Doors open at 6:30 PM for a 7:PM show.  Info: davidjoetells@yahoo.com.

July 21
Taking a Leap: An Evening of Stories with Connie Regan-Blake. Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State St, Black Mountain, NC, 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:PM).  Tickets: $25 at the door; $20 in advance at www.Eventbite.com.  Seating is limited.  Contact: 
828-669-0930.

July 22
Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch presents, World Tales, with Walter Ziffer and ASC members Daphne Darcy and Kirsten Mitchell.  Jubilee!, 46 Wall Street, Downtown Asheville.  Free.  Sponsored in part by ASC.

July 23 – 29
Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure, for beginning and experienced tellers led by Connie Regan-Blake in Asheville.  Contact:  828-258-1113 or connie@storywindow.com

July 28
The Vanishing Wheelchair presents, Magic, Mirth, and Meaning.  The Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K, featuring storytellers, singers, jugglers, and magicians.  Free but donations are appreciated.  For more information contact T. J. Shimeld at tjshimeld@gmail.com or 828-391-6965.

July 28
David Joe Miller Presents, A VERY SPECIAL WORD SHOW, with Gwenda LedBetter and blues musician and historian, Scott Ainslie, sharing stories of love compassion and friendship.  7:PM (Doors open at 6:PM)  Habitat Tavern & Commons, 174 Broadway in Downtown Asheville.  Parking available behind the building in the Moog lot after 5:PM.  Tickets $20 at the door or $18 online at www.Eventbrite.com.  Seating is limited.  Info: davidjoetells@yahoo.com.

August 4
The Vanishing Wheelchair presents, Birthday Magic.  The Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K, with audience participation to celebrate children with birthdays.  Tickets are $5 and may be purchased online at www.VanishingWheelchair.org or call 828-645-2941.

August 1 – 5
Michael Reno Harrell: Teller-In-Residence.  International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN.  Performances 2:PM daily; Thursday 7:PM.

August 9
David Joe Miller Presents Spoken Word OPEN MIC.  McKinney Center, Jonesborough, TN, Storytelling Capitol of the World.  No theme, no competition, ten minute stage time.  Co-hosted by Jeff Stratton, President of the Jonesborough Storytelling Guild.  Contact:    davidjoetells@yahoo.com

August 11
Michael Reno Harrell’s Blue Plate Special, on WDVX Radio, Knoxville.  LIVE at Noon.

August 11
The Vanishing Wheelchair presents, Magic, Mirth, and Meaning.  The Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K, featuring storytellers, singers, jugglers, and magicians.  Free but donations are appreciated.  For more information contact T. J. Shimeld at tjshimeld@gmail.com or 828-391-6965.

August 12
Michael Reno Harrell performs at the Rose Center Gallery Concert.  Morristown, TN.  8 – 10:PM.

August 15 – 19
Connie Regan-Blake: Teller-in-Residence at Mary B. Martin Storytelling Hall of the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, TN. Performances 2:PM daily.  Tickets $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, students, and children under the age of 18.  Friday August 1  8, 10:AM – 2:PM:  Volunteers will sell jewelry made by women in Uganda for Bead for Life, a project near and dear to Connie’s heart.   800-952-8392 or 423-913-1276

August 16
David Joe Miller Presents A Performance Workshop with Adam Booth and Sheila Arnold Jones.  Presentation will feature stage performance, voice projection, etiquette, and microphone usage, and entering and exiting the stage properly.  Trade and Lore Coffeehouse, 37 WEall Street in Downtown Asheville.  7:30 – 9:30 PM.  Thanks to a grant from ASC, up to 15 members can attend free.  Admission:
$39 at the door, or at www.Eventbrite.com.  Contact davidjoetells@yahoo.com.

August 17
David Joe Miller Presents, WORD, Pack Library with storyteller and writer Sheila Arnold Jones.  Pack Library in Downtown Asheville.  7:PM (doors open at 6:30 PM).  FREE.  Sponsored by Friends of Buncombe County Library and David Joe Miller. Contact davidjoetells@yahoo.com.

August 17
Wayne and Jane Sims, The Storytelling Sims, present Holding Down the Homefront: Florida During World War II -- “Shortages, Submarines, Saboteurs, & War Bonds” at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum.  7:PM.  Particulars & Info:  904-823-7969.

August 18
David Joe Miller Presents, WORD with Adam Booth and Sheila Arnold Jones.  Habitat Tavern & Commons, 174 Broadway in Downtown Asheville.  7:PM (doors open at 6:00 PM).   Admission: $18 at the door; $15 online at www.Eventbrite.com.  Contact davidjoetells@yahoo.com.

August 20
ASC Annual Picnic @ West Ashville Park Pavilion.  Set up @ 3:PM; picnic @ 4:PM; storytelling @ 5:PM.  Bring a covered dish and folding chair or blanket for seating.  ASC will provide ham, fried chicken, iced tea, sodas, plates, cups and utensils.  West Asheville Park is located in west Asheville at 191 Vermont Ave. Ext. (Vermont Avenue is between Wells Fargo and Shell convenience store on Haywood Road in West Asheville.)

August 21
NO monthly membership meeting.

August 25
The Vanishing Wheelchair presents, Magic, Mirth, and Meaning.  The Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K, featuring storytellers, singers, jugglers, and magicians.  Free but donations are appreciated.  For more information contact T. J. Shimeld at tjshimeld@gmail.com or 828-391-6965.

September 8
Mystical Poetry and Music, featuring Mary White and Richard Shulman.  Unity of the Blue Ridge, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Rd., Mills River, NC.  7:PM.  Admission: $10 with one-half proceeds benefit
Mountain Child Advocacy Center.

September 18
ASC Monthly Meeting. 7:PM.  Asheville Terrace Community Room, 200 Tunnel Road.  New members welcome.  Info:  274-1123.

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