Calendar of Events



March 11 – 12
Connie Regan-Blake is a featured teller at Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival, Charleston, SC.

March 13
Benefit Concert for Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch featuring Gwenda Ledbetter, Karen-Eve Bayne, Jim Stokely, Ronnie Pepper, and Sherry Lovett. 3 – 5:PM. Reuter Center at UNCA, Manheimer Room. Donations appreciated.

March 15
Nancy Reeder presents Tales from the Trail, concerning personal experience hiking the Appalachian Trail. 7 – 8:30 PM. Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) @ Biltmore Park Town Square Shopping Center.

March 16
Black Box Storytelling Theater presents WORD! @ Buffalo Nickel, 747Haywood Road, West Asheville. Features MOTH SLAM winners Raymond Christian and Steve Shell along with vocalist and busker Rhonda Weaver. Co-hosted by David Joe Miller and Jimmy Neil Smith, founder of the National Storytelling Festival and the International Storytelling Center. Admission $12 at door, or $10 advance online at Dinner reservations recommended: 828-575-2844.

March 18 – 19
Michael Reno Harrell is a featured teller at Do Tell Storytelling Festival, Madison, GA.

March 19
Nationally renowned teller Regi Carpenter performs a house concert at the home of Debbie & Ray Gurriere, 66 Fairway Dr., North Asheville. 7:30 PM. Meet the Artist social hour: 7:PM. Suggested donation $15. to artist. Limited seating; call to RSVP. 828-875-8621.

March 21
ASC Monthly Meeting. 7:PM. Asheville Terrace Community Room, 200 Tunnel Road. New members welcome. Info: 274-1123

March 24
Michael Reno Harrell performs at Purple Onion, Saluda, NC. 7:30 – 9:30 PM.

April 1
First Fridays: The Tipout Artist Showcase. Open Mic with storytelling, music, & poetry. Firestorm Café and Books, 610 Haywood Road, West Asheville. 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Free admission. Contact: 828-255-8115.

April 8 & 9
Wayne & Jane Sims, The Storytelling Sims, perform A Trip Back in Time with America’s First Travel Writers: William Bartram & Constance Fenimore Woolson. 15 years stepping aboard St. Johns Riverkeeper Eco Heritage Cruises on the St. Johns River. Information:

April 9
Connie Regan-Blake presents a one day workshop, Finding the Storyteller in You. 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Lenoir Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies at Asheville (2nd floor of Visitors Center), 36 Montford Avenue. Info:

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

April 20
Black Box Storytelling Theater Open Mic! @ Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road in West Asheville. Co-hosted by David Joe Miller and Chuck Fink from OLLI @ UNCA. No cover, no theme, no rules except only a 10-minute story length. Sign up 6:30 PM; Show @ 7:PM. Dinner reservation recommended: 828-575-2844.

April 22 – 23
Michael Reno Harrell is a featured teller at Kansas Storytelling Festival, Downs, KS. More information coming:

April 29 – 30
Michael Reno Harrell is a featured teller at Chesapeake Storytelling Festival, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD.

May 1
Do Tell Storyfest. 3 – 6:PM @ Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 6th Avenue, West Hendersonville. Features Sherry Lovett, Nancy Basket, Karen-Eve Bayne, and singing storytellers Kim Richardson and Jenna Lindbo. General Admission: $12. Proceeds benefit Homes for Youth of Henderson County. Info: or 828-388-0247.

May 9 – 12
Michael Reno Harrell featured at Dowagiac Dogwood Fine Arts Festival, Dowagiac, MI. Info:

May 11
Romanza Festivale of the Artspresents The Three Tellers (Wayne & Jane Sims and Margaret Kaler). 12 noon. Corazon Cinema & Café, Downtown Saint Augustine. Lunch also available. General admission: $10; or 2 for $15. Info:

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

May 18
Daphne Ruth Darcy performs as Laura Ingalls Wilder. Owen Library @ All Souls Cathedral, Biltmore Village. Noon – 2:00 PM. Potluck lunch precedes program. Information: 828-505-5019.

May 27 – 29
The Storytelling Sims, Wayne & Jane Sims’ 23 years @ Florida Folk Festival, White Springs, FL. Headliners include Arlo Guthrie, Jim Stafford, Brother Brother & Billy Dean. Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs, FL. (I-75, exit 439) Information:; 1-877-6FL-FOLK.

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