Calendar of Events

Events

February 24
The Vanishing Wheelchair presents, Magic, Mirth, and Meaning.  The Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K, featuring storytellers, singers, jugglers, and magicians.  7:PM.  Free but donations are appreciated.  For more information contact T. J. Shimeld at tjshimeld@gmail.com or 828-391-6965.

February 25
Michael Reno Harrell performs at the Trinity UMC Storytelling Festival, Huntsville, AL.  Info: Camilla.pruitt@trinityhsv.org.

February 25
David Joe Miller Presents, WORD! Honoring Black History.  Featuring storyteller Roy Harris, poet Jasmine Henderson, poet Elizabeth Meade, 7-time Moth Champion Raymond Christian, and performer/busker and vocalist Rhoda Weaver.  2:PM.  Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood Street, Downtown Asheville.  Free.  Sponsored by Buncombe County Friends of the Library, David Joe Miller and Robin Sanchez.

March 4
The Vanishing Wheelchair presents, Birthday Magic at The Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K, with the audience participating to celebrate children with birthdays that month.  3:PM.  Tickets are $5 and may be purchased online at www.VanishingWheelchair.org or call 828-645-2941.

March 10
The Vanishing Wheelchair presents, Magic, Mirth, and Meaning.  The Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K, featuring storytellers, singers, jugglers, and magicians.  7:PM.  Free but donations are appreciated.  For more information contact T. J. Shimeld at tjshimeld@gmail.com or 828-391-6965.

March 11
Michael Reno Harrell performs at Culpeper Tells: A Festival of Words, Culpeper, VA.  Info:  540-825-8691; culpepertells@gmail.com.

March 15
David Joe Miller presents OPEN MIKE!  7:PM (sign-up 6:30PM), limit 10 minutes for a story, poem or written work.  Hosted by ASC tellers Nancy Reeder and Cherokee storyteller Lloyd Arneach.  Free.  Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road, West Asheville.  Dinner reservations 828-575-2844.

March 20
ASC Monthly Meeting. 7:PM.  Asheville Terrace Community Room, 200 Tunnel Road.  New members welcome.  Info:  274-1123.

March 23
Michael Reno Harrell at the Purple Onion, Saluda, NC.  7:30 – 9:30 PM.  Info: 828-749-1179.
 
March 24
The Vanishing Wheelchair presents, Magic, Mirth, and Meaning.  The Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K, featuring storytellers, singers, jugglers, and magicians.  7:PM.  Free but donations are appreciated.  For more information contact T. J. Shimeld at tjshimeld@gmail.com or 828-391-6965.

March 25
David Joe Miller Presents, WORD! Featuring Dr. Joseph Sobol presenting his original work, “Jack and the Least Gal,” which he will perform on national tour this summer.  2:PM.  Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood Street, Downtown Asheville.  Free.  Sponsored by Buncombe County Friends of the Library.

March 25
Wayne and Jane Sims, The Storytelling Sims, perform All’s Fair in Love and War, the Civil War Romance of Confederate  General Edmund Kirby-Smith and his bride, Cassie Selden.  Annual EMMA Guild Fundraising Luncheon, St. Augustine, FL.  Contact: 904-372-9771.

March 28
David Joe Miller will headline the Jonesborough Storytellers Build performance at the International Storytelling Theater in Jonesborough, TN.  7:PM.  General admission: $5.

April 1
The Vanishing Wheelchair presents, Birthday Magic at The Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K, with the audience participating to celebrate children with birthdays that month.  3:PM.  Tickets are $5 and may be purchased online at www.VanishingWheelchair.org or call 828-645-2941.

April 17
ASC Monthly Meeting. 7:PM.  Asheville Terrace Community Room, 200 Tunnel Road.  New members welcome.  Info:  274-1123.

April 19
David Joe Miller Presents, An Evening with Chuck Brodsky.  Buffalo Nickel, 747 Haywood Road, West Asheville. 7-9:PM.  Advance Tickets $15 online at www.Eventbrite.com; $17 at the door. (Advance reservations recommended.)  Call 828-575-7844 for dinner reservations.

April 21
Michael Reno Harrell performs in a special opening concert at Clemson Music Festival.  Westminster Music Hall, Westminster, SC

April 24
David Joe Miller Presents, WORD! Featuring New York City’s Moth Story Slam Champion, Jamie Brickhouse, along with Raymond Christian from Boone, NC, and Asheville’s own Vera Cooper.  7:30 PM.  Doors open at 7:PM.  Tickets $17 at door; $15 Advance online at www.Eventbrite.com.  VIP seating: $30.  Altamont Theatre, Downtown Asheville.

May 6
Michael Reno Harrell performs at Gamble Rogers Music Festival, St. Augustine, FL.  Info:  http://www.gamblerogersfest.org/.

May 10
Romanza Festivale of the Artspresents The Three Tellers (Wayne & Jane Sims and Margaret Kaler).  “When Florida Was the Wild West.”  12 noon.  Corazon Cinema & Café, Downtown Saint Augustine.  Lunch also available.  General admission: $10; or 2 for $15.  Info:  http://www.romanzafestivale.com/

May 15
ASC Monthly Meeting. 7:PM.  Asheville Terrace Community Room, 200 Tunnel Road.  New members welcome.  Info:  274-1123.

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; $35 paid in full by 4/28/17; available online at www.tryonarts.org after 4/01/17.  828-258-1113.
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.  (Concert admission free to first 20 afternoon workshop registrants.) 

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.

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

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