Wayne & Jane Sims, The Storytelling Sims, perform for Community Day at Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, Saint Augustine, FL. Info & Schedule: http://www.gamblerogersfest.org/ Festival headliners include Wilco, Jim Stafford, & The Steel Wheels.
May 12 - 16
Connie Regan-Blake is Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN. Performances daily at 2:PM. Info: http://www.storytellingcenter.net/ or 800-952-8392
Romanza Festivale of the Arts presents The Three Tellers (Wayne & Jane Sims and Margaret Kaler) performing World War II in Saint Augustine: Shortages, Submarines, Saboteurs, Strong Women & War Bonds. 12 Noon. Corazon Cinema & Café, Downtown Saint Augustine. Lunch available. General admission: $10; or 2 for $15. http://www.romanzafestivale.com/
As part of the Teller-in-Residence series, Connie Regan-Blake presents Hope is back on me: A Storyteller’s Journey in Uganda. 10:AM. Each $10 ticket includes a free handmade “triple bracelet.” Proceeds benefit the non-profit Bead for Life; Bead for Life jewelry will also be available for purchase at the Center. Info: 800-952-8392
ASC Monthly Meeting. 7:PM. Asheville Terrace Community Room, 200 Tunnel Road. New members welcome. Info: 274-1123
May 22 – 24
Wayne & Jane Sims, The Storytelling Sims, perform at the 62nd annual Florida Folk Festival, White Springs, FL. Headliners include Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Billy Dean, & Jim Stafford. Info: https://www.floridastateparks.org/folkfest
Connie Regan-Blake presents Finding the Storyteller in You, a workshop for storytellers at all levels. 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Lenoir Rhyne University at the Asheville Visitors’ Center, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville. Info: http://storywindow.com or 828-258-1113.
Michael Reno Harrell is featured at the Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration in Downtown Waynesville, NC.
Freeman Owle presents Living in a Multicultural Community at Feed and Seed in Fletcher, NC. Elena Diana Miller, MC. Free admission but donations appreciated. Info: http://www.feedandseednc.com/
Donna Marie Todd presents A Widow’s Tale retreat at Christmount Conference Center, Black Mountain, 9:AM – 4:PM. http://donnamarietodd.net/
Michael Reno Harrell performs at the Purple Onion, Saluda, NC. 7:30 to 9:30 PM.
Music on the Square, Jonesborough, TN, featuring Michael Reno Harrell. 7:00 to 8:30 PM.
Toe River Storytelling Festival, @ Bowman Middle School, Bakersville, NC.
12 Noon – 5:PM.
Connie Regan-Blake presents a week-long storytelling retreat in Asheville.
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
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