Calendar of Events


July 30
Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch, featuring Kathi Littlejohn telling Cherokee Tales. Rhino Courtyard of Diana Wortham Theater, Downtown Asheville. 9:30 -11:30 AM. Free.

July 30
David Joe Miller Presents: Word, celebrating the spoken word to honor Gwenda LedBetter, NSN Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Celebration features Gwenda, Dr. Joseph Sobol, Jimmy Neil Smith, Raymond Cristian, and David Joe. Altamont Theater, 18 Church Street, Downtown Asheville. 7:PM. Admission $15 or $12 advance online at

August 3
Open Mic! Buffalo Nickel,747 Haywood Rd. in West Asheville. Co-hosted by comedian Grayson Morris and David Joe Miller. 7:PM (sign-up 6:30 pm). Free admission.

August 4
Vixi Jil Glenn featured at Vance Birthplace, Reems Creek Road,
Weaverville. 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

August 5
Workshop: Making and Using Masks in Storytelling presented by Suzanne Benton. Reuter Center at UNCA. 9 – 11:AM. Cost: $50. Registration Deadline is June 15. Make check to Our Day of Hope and mail to same at P O Box 1774, Fletcher, NC. 28732. Info: Sarah Larson @ 450-5462.

August 6
Storytelling by Suzanne Benton and Readers’ Theater’s presentation of “Nine Dragons.” Reuter Center at UNCA. 9:AM – 2:PM. $15. Benefits Our Day of Hope, A Summit for WNC Women.

August 7 - 13
11th Annual Summer Storytelling Retreat, a week-long workshop
With Connie-Regan-Blake. Storytellers of all levels. or 828-258-1113

August 11
River District Artists and David Joe Miller. Broken River Studios, Asheville’s River Arts District. Poetry & art show. 7:PM. Free.

August 12
The Storytelling Sims, Wayne & Jane Sims, present “World War II in Florida: Submarines, Saboteurs, Shortages & War Bonds” @ Master the Possibilities, Inc., A Lifelong Learning Center, Ocala, FL. Info: 352-387-7571;

August 14
ASC Annual Picnic at WNC Nature Center, Pavilion #1 (on the right after crossing the bridge). Set-up 3:PM, Picnic 4:PM. Storytelling open to the public 5 – 7:PM. Bring a covered dish to share a story, and folding chair if you wish.

August 17
Mountain Stories feature West Virginian Adam Booth and Asheville’s own Vixi Jil Glenn.Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road, West Asheville. 7:PM. Hosted by David Joe Miller. Admission $14 at door or $12 advance online at

August 18
Storytelling workshop with Adam Booth. 6 – 9:PM. Center for Creative Studies, Asheville-Lenoir-Rhyne University, 36 Montford Ave. (Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce).

August 19
Appalachian Tales and True Stories, with Connie Reagan-Blake, Tom Godleski, and David Joe Miller. OLLI in Manheimer Room, Reuter Center on UNCA campus, Free but donations accepted.

August 20
Michael Reno Harrell performs at Pickin’ on the Square, Franklin, NC, 6:30 PM.

August 21
Michael Reno Harrell performs in the Magnolia Acoustic Concert Series. Flat Rock Cinema, Flat Rock, NC. 3:PM.

August 24
Spoken Word for Peace and Community. Open Mic! Presented by David Joe Miller at The Block Off Biltmore, 39 S. Market St. (corner of Eagle St. and Market St.). 8:PM (sign-up at 7 pm). Co-hosted by photographer Micah Mackenzie. Free.

September 3
Michael Reno Harrell performs at Song of the Mountains, Lincoln Theatre, Marion, VA. 7:PM. Live performance to be videotaped for national broadcast on over 200 PBS TV stations.

September 10
The Storytelling Sims, Wayne & Jane Sims, present “All’s Fair in Love & War” a visit with Confederate General Edmund Kirby-Smith and his bride Cassie Selden, the Belle of Lynchburg, VA. The Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Society, Mandarin Library, Jacksonville, FL. Guests welcome. Info: 904-778-1000 or

September 12
ASC Monthly Meeting. 7:PM. Asheville Terrace Community Room, 200 Tunnel Road. New members welcome. Info: 274-1123

September 19
Tim Lowry & Roy Harris @ the Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road, West Asheville. 7:PM. $14 or $12 advance online at

September 31
Open Mic! Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road, West Asheville. 7:PM. Free.

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