Connie Regan-Blake

Connie Regan-Blake is one of America’s most celebrated storytellers.

She has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people around the globe with her powerful performances and workshops. Entertaining audiences in 47 states, 18 countries and on 6 continents, she brings the wisdom, humor and drama of stories to main stage concert halls, libraries and into the corporate world.

“You may be sitting here in the 21st century, but Regan-Blake takes you to a timeless place… You can’t help but lean in (as) her voice starts to rise and fall, her hands weave through empty air.”
Dale Neal

USA Today

“It’s all about storytelling – it’s a national craze!” 
Stephen Cobert

The Late Show

Featured Events

Oct
7
Fri
50th Annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN @ International Storytelling Center
Oct 7 – Oct 9 all-day

Plan now to attend the 50th annual National Storytelling Festival! Connie Regan-Blake is performing and has the distinct pleasure of being on stage for all 49 Festivals so far.

On a warm October weekend in 1973 the first National Storytelling Festival was held in historic Jonesborough, TN. Hay bales and wagons were the stages, and audience and tellers together didn’t number more than 60. It was intimate, but something happened that weekend that forever changed our culture, this traditional art form, and the little Tennessee town.

Connie is giving a special featured storytelling performance From Another Time: Celebrating the Legacy of Ray Hicks at 4pm Saturday, October 8th in the Library Tent – We have been looking up to him from the beginning . . . the lanky 6’ 7’’ man of the mountains, who came out into the world, bearing old-world gifts that have enriched modern lives beyond measure. Connie Regan-Blake first met Ray Hicks on October 14, 1973, in Jonesborough, Tennessee. It was an afternoon that changed her life . . . and the course of storytelling in the United States. The setting was the first National Storytelling Festival. Come listen to stories of how Ray became the face of traditional Appalachian mountain storytelling along with Connie’s personal reflections on her long friendship with the Hicks family.

See International Storytelling Center for tickets and more info.

Oct
18
Tue
In-Person – Private Performance Assisted Living Facility @ Asheville, NC
Oct 18 all-day

Connie is telling to residents of a local Senior’s home. (This is a private event.)
Connie is available for your event both in the Asheville area and beyond. Her storytelling performances range from hilarious traditional Appalachian Mountain tales to poignant true-life dramas with listeners laughing in one moment and catching their breath in awe in the next. She has performed for national & regional conferences of every genre, family reunions, churches as well as festivals, libraries and more! Connie’s stories are tailored to engage, entertain and inspire all her listeners. Email her office for more details.

Oct
26
Wed
Explore the Landscapes of Story & Telling in 4 Virtual Sessions @ Zoom
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This fall Connie is excited to again offer an online learning opportunity to grow your storytelling voice and creativity!
Join her on Wednesday afternoons (check your timezone) starting October 26, 2022 to explore “The Landscapes of Story and Telling.” These four story-work sessions with a weekly format allows for skills to grow over time while encouraging a consistency in discovering, revisiting and refining your stories.
During these weekly sessions participants are invited to:

  • Draw on memories & traditional stories in developing and growing your stories
  • Work with partners and in small groups to illuminate new viewpoints
  • Practice deep listening and appreciative feedback
  • Increase confidence in giving voice to your stories
  • Cultivate your skills and delight in telling stories

All are welcome: Connie’s current and former students as well as newcomers.
If you know of others who might enjoy and benefit from the classes, your help in spreading the word is always appreciated! To register and check out all the details, visit the workshop page.

Nov
2
Wed
Explore the Landscapes of Story & Telling in 4 Virtual Sessions @ Zoom
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This fall Connie is excited to again offer an online learning opportunity to grow your storytelling voice and creativity!
Join her on Wednesday afternoons (check your timezone) starting October 26, 2022 to explore “The Landscapes of Story and Telling.” These four story-work sessions with a weekly format allows for skills to grow over time while encouraging a consistency in discovering, revisiting and refining your stories.
During these weekly sessions participants are invited to:

  • Draw on memories & traditional stories in developing and growing your stories
  • Work with partners and in small groups to illuminate new viewpoints
  • Practice deep listening and appreciative feedback
  • Increase confidence in giving voice to your stories
  • Cultivate your skills and delight in telling stories

All are welcome: Connie’s current and former students as well as newcomers.
If you know of others who might enjoy and benefit from the classes, your help in spreading the word is always appreciated! To register and check out all the details, visit the workshop page.

Nov
9
Wed
Explore the Landscapes of Story & Telling in 4 Virtual Sessions @ Zoom
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This fall Connie is excited to again offer an online learning opportunity to grow your storytelling voice and creativity!
Join her on Wednesday afternoons (check your timezone) starting October 26, 2022 to explore “The Landscapes of Story and Telling.” These four story-work sessions with a weekly format allows for skills to grow over time while encouraging a consistency in discovering, revisiting and refining your stories.
During these weekly sessions participants are invited to:

  • Draw on memories & traditional stories in developing and growing your stories
  • Work with partners and in small groups to illuminate new viewpoints
  • Practice deep listening and appreciative feedback
  • Increase confidence in giving voice to your stories
  • Cultivate your skills and delight in telling stories

All are welcome: Connie’s current and former students as well as newcomers.
If you know of others who might enjoy and benefit from the classes, your help in spreading the word is always appreciated! To register and check out all the details, visit the workshop page.

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