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

Dec
2
Fri
In-Person Workshop Intensive: Taking Your Story to the Stage, 3-day storytelling intensive @ Asheville, NC
Dec 2 – Dec 4 all-day

The focus of this “Taking Your Story to the Stage” 3-day workshop is on storytelling performance. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “stage-ready.” Set in Connie’s home tucked in the beautiful mountains surrounding Asheville, NC, this workshop provides a supportive, affirming atmosphere to nurture storytellers’ performance skills and confidence. “Taking Your Story to the Stage” is open only to those who have previously studied with Connie. If you have not had this opportunity and/or Connie has not heard you tell a story, a private coaching session may be required. If you’d like to add your name to the list of participants now contact Connie. For more details check out the Spring Taking page here.

Even if you are not available for the workshop, please join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her workshop tellers in an enchanting evening of storytelling in “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories” on December 3, 2022 at Black Mountain Center for the Arts.

Dec
3
Sat
In-Person Group Performance: A Slice of Life – A Telling of Stories in Black Mountain, NC @ Black Mountain Center for the Arts
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join nationally celebrated storyteller Connie Regan-Blake as she welcomes her storytelling students to the stage for “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.”   Enjoy a great lineup of tellers including Mike Perry from Pennsylvania, Andy Russell and Janel Behm, both joining us from Florida, Pepper Ellis-Hagebak of Georgia, plus Steve Tate, Naomi Faw and Christine Phillips Westfeldt from North Carolina.

Saturday, December 3, 2022. Tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

Connie is emceeing this evening of unique voices.  The last four “Slice of Life” shows have been sell-outs – so get your tickets early!

 

“The Round Robin of storytellers at Connie Regan-Blake’s “Slice of Life” show gave me a rare listening treat. Each story was as unique as the voice that told it. What great fun to hear a mountain art form so well-spun!”   –Donna Marie Todd, storyteller, singer and story workshop leader

Mar
14
Tue
In Person – Speak Story Series @ Sheperdstown, WV
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Connie Regan-Blake will be giving two storytelling “concerts” in Shepherdstown, West Virginia as part of the Speak Stories Series.

In early 2013, a few friends sat around a red wooden table chatting about art in the community. “I wonder if we could get people to come to a storytelling event in Shepherdstown?”

Would anyone show up? Would tellers want to come to West Virginia? Would an anti-festival model work?

Calls were made to story artists, tickets were printed, fliers posted, and the community showed up to listen and to work. Over time, the series grew.

In the course of nine seasons, Speak has presented sixty-eight storytellers (sharing stories in sixteen languages) in over eighty concerts for adults, provided dozens of school and community-outreach shows, crowned two youth tellers as story champions, and worked together with over a dozen local organizations. During the fifth season, we moved from our loving original home in the Shepherdstown Community Club across the street to Reynolds Hall, a larger venue with sloped seating for better visibility. We became a program of Shepherd University under the Appalachian Studies Program, and a volunteer community committee began to steer Speak into its future. In our eighth season we faced new challenges relating to the coronavirus pandemic, but we rededicated ourselves to presenting quality storytelling programming to the world. We moved out of our home at the Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities and have become our own 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our ninth season was presented entirely online and our audience grew to include people from three continents around the world. Join us as we continue to grow!

Mar
15
Wed
In Person – Speak Story Series @ Sheperdstown, WV
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Connie Regan-Blake will be giving two storytelling “concerts” in Shepherdstown, West Virginia as part of the Speak Stories Series.

In early 2013, a few friends sat around a red wooden table chatting about art in the community. “I wonder if we could get people to come to a storytelling event in Shepherdstown?”

Would anyone show up? Would tellers want to come to West Virginia? Would an anti-festival model work?

Calls were made to story artists, tickets were printed, fliers posted, and the community showed up to listen and to work. Over time, the series grew.

In the course of nine seasons, Speak has presented sixty-eight storytellers (sharing stories in sixteen languages) in over eighty concerts for adults, provided dozens of school and community-outreach shows, crowned two youth tellers as story champions, and worked together with over a dozen local organizations. During the fifth season, we moved from our loving original home in the Shepherdstown Community Club across the street to Reynolds Hall, a larger venue with sloped seating for better visibility. We became a program of Shepherd University under the Appalachian Studies Program, and a volunteer community committee began to steer Speak into its future. In our eighth season we faced new challenges relating to the coronavirus pandemic, but we rededicated ourselves to presenting quality storytelling programming to the world. We moved out of our home at the Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities and have become our own 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our ninth season was presented entirely online and our audience grew to include people from three continents around the world. Join us as we continue to grow!

Jan
25
Thu
2024 In-person: 40th annual Florida Storytelling Festival in Mt. Dora, FL @ Lakeside Inn
Jan 25 – Jan 28 all-day

Connie Regan-Blake will be a featured teller for the 40th annual Florida Storytelling Festival at Lakeside Inn, Mt. Dora, Florida.

For a taste of what’s in store, take a look at the upcoming 2023 schedule.  

 

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