Calendar of Events

Events

David Joe Miller Presents, WORD! featuring Doug Elliot and Pete Koschnick.  Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road, West Asheville. 7:PM.  Doug will be releasing his new CD, Ol’ Ginseng, Golden Apples, and Rainbow Fish, recorded live at the National Storytelling Festival.    Advance Tickets $15 online at www.Eventbrite.com; $18 at the door. (Advance reservations recommended.)  Call 828-575-7844 for dinner reservations.

May 19 – 21
Cherokee Storytelling, taught by Lloyd Arneach.  John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NCInfo: 800-365-5724 or https://classes/folkschool.org/

May 20
Stories at Feed & Seed, Fletcher, NC, featuring Ronnie Pepper.  4:PM.  Free; donations appreciated.

May 20
Connie Regan-Blake presents Cooking Up Stories: A Storytelling Workshop for Everyone.  Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon, NC.  1 – 4:PM.  Cost: $49. Details and tickets available by calling 828-258-1113, or www.facebook.com/events/166024667611742/.
At 7:PM Connie Regan-Blake and Dottie Jean Kirk perform Made from Scratch: Serving Up Delicious Southern Tales.  Tryon Fine Arts Center.  Admission $18 at door; $15 advance online at www.tryonarts.org.  A few free tickets are still available to the first 20 afternoon workshop registrants.

May 21
Asheville Storytelling Circle and Southern Highland Craft Guild present Stories on a Sunday Afternoon featuring ASC members Gwenda LedBetter, Sherry Lovett, Kirsten Mitchell, and Donna Marie Todd.  3:PM.  Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  General admission: $10 at the door, or reserved in advance by telephoning 828-274-1123 or 828-777-9177.

May 21
David Joe Miller Presents, WORD! featuring three Moth Story Slam champions, Chicagoan Ada Cheng, Allison Fields from Canton, NC, and Todd Lester from Asheville.  The Moonlight, 701 Haywood Road, West Asheville. 7:30 PM.  Advance Tickets $12 online at www.Eventbrite.com; $15 at the door.

May 24
On Becoming Maya Angelou with Becky Stone.  7:PM.  Pack Memorial Library, Downtown Asheville.  Free.

May 26
Laura Ingalls Wilder Live!  Daphne Ruth Darcy brings her one-woman show to The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center, Highlands, NC.  8:PM.

May 26
The Vanishing Wheelchair presents, Magic, Mirth, and Meaning,  featuring storytellers, singers, jugglers, and magicians.  The Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K.  Free; donations appreciated.  Info:  T. J. Shimeld at tjshimeld@gmail.com or 828-391-6965.

May 27 – 29
The Storytelling Sims, Wayne & Jane Sims: 24th year @ Florida Folk Festival, White Springs, FL.  Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs, FL.  (I-75, exit 439)  Information: 877-6FL-FOLK,  https://www.floridastateparks.org/folkfest/directions-to-folkfest.

May 27
Beyond Pigtails!  Daphne Ruth Darcy leads a two-hour interactive workshop on the life and legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Mountain Retreat & Learning Center, Highlands, NC.

May 31
David Joe Miller presents WORD! Featuring Abby the Spoon Lady and the Fly By Night Rounders.  7:PM; doors open at 6:30.  Abby tells  stories from her Salvation in Steel, and she, with the band, will play their music in Jonesborough, TN.  McKinney Arts Center, 103 Franklin Avenue (right off E. Main Street).  Advance Tickets $12 online at www.Eventbrite.com; $15 at the door.

June 2
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.

June 3
Michael Reno Harrell featured at Half Hell Folk Music Festival at Greenlands Farm, Bolivia, NC. 1:PM.  Hosted by Helper Of Our Farm aka - "HOOF" Educational Farm Animal Sanctuary, the event runs from 10:AM to 6:PM to benefit "HOOF."
  
June 8
David Joe Miller Presents, WORD featuring contemporary poets Caleb Beissert and Justin Blackburn.  Pack Memorial Library in Downtown Asheville.  7:PM, doors open at 6:30.  Free.  Sponsored by Buncombe County Friends of the Library and David Joe Miller.

June 9
The Vanishing Wheelchair presents, Magic, Mirth, and Meaning,  featuring storytellers, singers, jugglers, and magicians.  The Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K.  Free; donations appreciated.  Info:  T. J. Shimeld at tjshimeld@gmail.com or 828-391-6965.

June 13
Laura Ingalls Wilder Live!, a command performance featuring Daphne Ruth Darcy in period dress with Wayne Erbsen on fiddle.  Weaverville Public Library.  7:PM; Free and open to the public.

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

June 19
ASC Monthly Meeting. 7:PM.  Asheville Terrace Community Room, 200 Tunnel Road.  New members welcome.  Info:  274-1123.

June 19
Buncombe County Chatauqua, History Alive!, with ASC member Becky Stone as Maya Angelou.  A B Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium, 7:PM.  Admission $5 at the door.  Sponsored in part by ASC.

June 20
Buncombe County Chatauqua, History Alive!, with George Frein as Abraham Lincoln, A B Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium, 7:PM.  Admission is $5 at the door.  Sponsored in part by ASC.

June 21
Buncombe County Chatauqua, History Alive!, with Fred Blanco as Cesar Chavez.  A B Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium, 7:PM.  Admission is $5 at the door.  Sponsored in part by ASC.

June 21
David Joe Miller Presents, Spoken Word OPEN MIC,! featuring Chuck and Cindy Fink as co-hosts.  Location and  time to be announced at www.storytellingcalendar.com.

June 22
Buncombe County Chatauqua, History Alive!, with Larry  Bounds as Walter Cronkite.  A B Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium, 7:PM.  Admission is $5 at the door.  Sponsored in part by ASC.

June 23
The Vanishing Wheelchair presents, Magic, Mirth, and Meaning,  featuring storytellers, singers, jugglers, and magicians.  The Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K.  Free; donations appreciated.  Info:  T. J. Shimeld at tjshimeld@gmail.com or 828-391-6965.

June 24
Michael Reno Harrell featured at Pickin on the Square, Franklin, NC - Saturday 7:PM.  This is Michael's longest running annual event...18 years and counting!

July 7
 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.

July 8
Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch presents, Children’s Day, Jubilee! Featuring stories and music by John Thomas Fowler, and clown entertainment.  10:30 AM.  Free.  Wall Street in Downtown Asheville
Sponsored in part by ASC.

July 8
David Joe Miller Presents Kim Weitkamp in a storytelling workshop, Tongue and Pen, Intention and Focus in the Creative Process. Lenoir Rhyne University Asheville campus, 36 Montford Ave., board room on 2nd floor.  12:30 PM to 4:PM.  Admission: $40 at the door and online at www.Eventbrite.com.  Thanks to a grant from ASC, up to 15 members may attend free.  Go to davidjoetells@yahoo.com for more information.

July 9
David Joe Miller Presents, WORD, with Kim Weitkamp and ASC member Chet Allen.  7:PM (location TBA).  Tickets are $18 at the door or $15 online at www.Eventbrite.com.  Info: davidjoetells@yahoo.com.

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 19
David Joe Miller Presents, Spoken Word OPEN MIC! featuring Vera Cooper and Betsy Puckett as co-hosts.  Location and time TBA at
www.storytellingcalendar.com.

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, The McKinney Center, 103 Franklin Ave, 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.

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

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

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

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.  Particulars & Info:  904-823-7969.

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

August 26
Michael Reno Harrell performs at the Isis Music Hall, Asheville.  Particulars TBA.

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