As part of the Story Shepherds retreat at William Black Lodge at Montreat David LaMotte & Connie Regan-Blake will be weaving stories this evening. Story Shepherds include include former sworn enemies in the Northern Irish Civil Rights conflict. Anne Walker (IRA), James Greer (Loyalist) Lee Lavis (British Army), Robin Young (Ulster Police), and Harriet Vickers (Innocent bystander impacted by violence). They are now close friends. They became friends after listening to one another’s stories. This is a project dear to Connie because of her own Irish Heritage and the power of Storytelling.
Plan now to attend the National Storytelling Festival! Connie Regan-Blake is emceeing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and has the distinct pleasure of being on stage for all the Festivals so far. Choose from one, two, and three day ticket options.
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.
See International Storytelling Center for tickets and more info.
Join nationally celebrated storyteller Connie Regan-Blake as she welcomes her storytelling workshop participants to the stage for “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.” This show’s tellers are Juanita Brown, Pepper Ellis-Hagebak, Cheri Miller, Andy Russell, Liza Newell, Naomi Faw, and Steve Tate!
Connie is emceeing this evening of unique voices. The last several “Slice of Life” shows have been sell-outs – so get your tickets early!
Tickets are $18 if purchased in advance, or $22 at the door, if available. Doors open at 6:30pm and seating is first come first served. Online ticket sales end an hour before the performance time, but there may still be tickets available for purchase at the door. Call Black Mountain Center of the Arts for availability at 828.669.0930.
What participants have said:
- Intense and Rewarding. Opportunity to take risks and grow with others who care about stories and those who tell them.
- This workshop offers a retreat environment in which realignment occurs allowing freedom for the story to take the stage as I, the entertainer, offer it as a gift to the audience.
“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
Connie Regan-Blake and Kim Weitkamp invite you to join them for Eclipse: Stories of Light and Dark An All Hallows Eve Storytelling and Music Show. Come listen as the pendulum swings between stories of light and dark in this one time only show.
Adults and youth 13 and up. Free event thanks to sponsors!
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.