Calendar of Events

Member Events


May 3
Wayne & Jane Sims, The Storytelling Sims, perform for Community Day at Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, Saint Augustine, FL.  Info & Schedule:   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: or 800-952-8392

May 14
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.

May 15
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

May 18
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:

May 30
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: or 828-258-1113.

June 13
Michael Reno Harrell is featured at the Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration in Downtown Waynesville, NC.

June 13
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:

June 13
Donna Marie Todd presents  A Widow’s Tale retreat at Christmount Conference Center, Black Mountain, 9:AM – 4:PM.

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

July 10
Music on the Square, Jonesborough, TN, featuring Michael Reno Harrell.  7:00 to 8:30 PM.  

July 11
Toe River Storytelling Festival, @ Bowman Middle School, Bakersville, NC.
12 Noon – 5:PM.

July 12-18
Connie Regan-Blake presents a week-long storytelling retreat in Asheville. 

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