Virtual – “Kind Stories” in Concert @ Zoom
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Connie is joining other storytellers for a free online performance of ‘kind stories.’

The Healing Story Alliance hosts regular gatherings online of “Kind” stories with the understanding that exploring kindness in its many faces and forms, in both folk tales and personal ones, we dive deeply into multiple experiences of kindness. Come listen and see what memories of kindness emerge for you.

Megan Wells is emceeing the evening and Andy Offit Irwin, Gauri Raje and Connie are telling along with community tellers.

Please plan to join us on February 4, 2024, 7:00pm – 8:30pm EST on Zoom.

In the meantime, enjoy these past video performances.

In Person Storytelling Weekend Workshop – Story Treasures: Finding and Nurturing Your Storytelling Voice @ Asheville, NC
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm

In-Person Storytelling Weekend Workshop
Register now!
Lenoir Rhyne University, Asheville, NC
Open to everyone!
Full Description

Connie is delighted to offer this in-person learning opportunity to grow your storytelling voice and creativity! Join her on April 27-28, 2024 to explore and develop your story work. In a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, this workshop welcomes every level of expertise; from beginner to experienced teller.

During this storytelling workshop 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
  • Expand practice of 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.

Learn more about the workshop here: Story Treasures.

In Person – Blue Ridge Storytelling Summit @ Burnsville, NC
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Connie is the featured storyteller at the first BLUE RIDGE STORYTELLING SUMMIT at the Center for Pioneer Life in Burnsville from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, June 22.
The Blue Ridge Storytelling Summit brings regional storytellers to perform live at the Center for Pioneer Life. Tour the 1850 luxury Cabin, enjoy beautiful views of Young’s Knob, and taste the delicious food of Los Cruces while you listen to rollicking, inspirational tales. 

Start the day at 10 am with a workshop taught by storytellers Nancy Reeder and Sherry Lovett. Learn how to mine your memories for important stories to honor your heritage and loved ones.

Showcase storytellers include Sherry Lovett, Nancy Reeder, Wallace Shealy, Catherine Yael Serota, Chuck Fink, Lee Lyons, Larry Pearlman, Kanute Rarey and an open mic time, too. Connie will be closing out the day with a performance at 4 pm.
Plan now and get your tickets here!

In-Person – Performance at Community Day Festival in Highlands, NC @ The Bascom: A Center for Visual Arts
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Community Day Family Festival” at The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts in Highlands, NC. Everyone is invited to come to the Center’s campus to enjoy fun free youth art activities, yard games, and a beautiful place to enjoy a picnic. Connie is telling stories for children and those like-minded at noon and 1:15pm.
In-Person – National Storytelling Network Conference @ Seattle, WA
Jul 11 – Jul 14 all-day

Over 73 Storytellers will be sharing their performances and expertise!
National Storytelling Network Conference July 11-14, 2024 in Federal Way, Washington

The National Storytelling Network invites you – the storyteller and listener – to join us in four unique days of programming that encourages a perception of the future as one filled with opportunities, hope, and connection. While celebrating our roots and honoring the paths already traveled, we open a space to create, innovate, and imagine a world renewed. Register here!

Also there is the listing of programs available for the Virtual Ticket. The Virtual Ticket provides links to the live streamed programs. It is provided for those unable to attend the Conference in person and for those that attend the Conference for a single day and may miss programs. The cost of the Virtual Ticket is $75 and the recordings will be available for viewing on the NSN website for 60 days after the end of the Conference.