The teller talks new projects and the city’s storytelling scene.
On Monday, Jan. 6, storytellers from across the region will present true stories at the Henderson County Library’s Kaplan Auditorium.
The tracks on the CD comes from the recording of a live show Regan-Blake gave at Black Mountain Center for the Arts in 2017. The stories are a mix of traditional folk tales and personal stories, and they’re suitable for all ages.
“People have a lot of unexpected, surprising, beautiful and heartwarming stories that happen in the forest,” says Dogwood Alliance marketing director Amanda Rodriguez. “It’s not just about acres and clean water and deforestation: It’s also about the really unique human connection that people have with forests.”
The Thursday, Dec. 15 performance, featuring Roy Harris and Kathy Gordon, will center on holiday-themed tales.
Since moving to Asheville, Miller has been producing storytelling events and open mic nights focused on the spoken word, which he defines as storytelling, poetry, monologues, comedy, and any other verbal artform.
The series opens on Saturday, July 7, with Abby “The Spoon Lady” Roach, one of the best known buskers in town. She and her musician partner, Chris Rodrigues, will perform stories and songs.
On Sunday, March 18, Christian will join three other renowned tellers — David Novak, Elena Diana Miller and Donna Marie Todd — in presenting A Patchwork of Stories at the Folk Art Center.
Founded in 1988 by the late J.G. Pinkerton, TELLEBRATION! is a trademarked event that invites guilds from across the world to host a celebration in their own city the weekend before Thanksgiving. Doug Elliott will be joined by Asheville Storytelling Circle’s Chet Allen, Lee Lyons, Mary White and Becky Stone.
The summertime series showcases various forms of storytelling on Saturday mornings in July.
On Tuesday, April 18, Asheville Wordfest returns. The six-day series will feature over 25 local wordsmiths, sharing their works at venues throughout downtown Asheville.
Davis will visit Malaprop’s on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. to tell stories and sign copies of his new book.
From Asheville on Bikes annual Bike of the Irish to a DJ dance party at Lexington Avenue Brewery, Mountain Xpress has a roadmap so you can snake across the long St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
On Thursday, Nov. 19, the stories shared at “Listen to This” will take a decidedly dark turn thanks to the Thanksgiving theme “Dining with the Enemy.”
Thanks to leaders like Kiran Sirah, even the originally tradition-heavy International Storytelling Festival is Jonesborough, Tenn. is moving to include slam poetry and buskers. The modern iteration of the age-old artform, an important part of Western North Carolina’s heritage, includes story slams and open mic nights.
Storytellers, an exhibition at upstairs [artspace] in Tryon, features narrative paintings by Arden B. Cone, Margaret Curtis, Dawn Hunter and Anna Jensen.
When Asheville-based storyteller Connie Regan-Blake embarked on her career more than 40 years ago, there were only two storytelling festivals in the country. That was in the mid-’70s; “Now every state in the nation has festivals, and North Carolina probably has six ongoing,” she says.
When Martin Dockery touched down in Dakar, Senegal, on his way to Timbuktu, Mali, his luggage was gone. The traveler from New York City had nothing but his passport, his Lonely Planet guidebook and a copy of Yann Martel’s The Life of Pi. He didn’t speak any local languages, he didn’t have a change of […]
A story slam is like a poetry slam only — and this is probably the obvious part — with stories rather than poems. The story is rated by the audience or a panel of judges, and prizes (or at least bragging rights) are at stake. To that end, Black Box Storytelling Theater presents two workshops led by Regi Carpenter, a professor of storytelling at Ithaca College.
Gather ’round, folks — it’s story time. Asheville Community Theatre’s monthly storytelling series, Listen to This: Stories in Performance, closes its fourth season this week.
Before coming to Asheville, Sarah Larson, the founder/director of the Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch series, taught storytelling to high school students through a required course in genealogy. She encouraged her students to research their ancestors’ cultures, Larson says, “and then they had to learn a story from that culture.” Larson brought her passion for […]