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Nov
22
Sun
VIRTUAL – (Available until Dec 1): Tellabration! @ Asheville Storytelling Circle
Nov 22 – Dec 1 all-day

VIRTUAL: Connie Regan-Blake is our featured storyteller for this international celebration of storytelling, known as Tellabration! which serves to build grassroots community support for the age-old art of storytelling. Since its beginning in 1988, this annual observance has grown into one of the most impressive collective events in the history of the modern storytelling revival.  Joining Connie are storytellers Wayne and Jane Sims, Sherry Lovett, Wallace Shealy, with Catherine Yael Seroda Shealy emceeing the celebration. The Honorable Esther Manheimer, Mayor of Asheville, has declared November 22 Tellabration! day in the city of Asheville. Join us for a warm and wonderful two hours of story enchantment! One ticket lets the whole family view the show and you can access the program anytime from 3p.m. on Sunday, November 22 until Saturday, November 28.  Register now.

Sponsored by Asheville Storytelling Circle and the National Storytelling Network

Dec
26
Sat
VIRTUAL – Timpanogos Storytelling Benefit @ Online
Dec 26 2020 – Jan 3 2021 all-day

Encore Peformance Available for the Holidays!
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(Connie Regan-Blake is emcee for the “Shivers in the Night” event and even shares a chilling tale of her own!)

Jan
14
Thu
VIRTUAL – Storytelling: From Mountain to Modern @ Tryon Fine Arts Center Zoom Series
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

All of humanity is linked through stories and storytelling.  Stories entertain, educate, and create a bridge of intimacy.  They inspire shared family time, bring listeners to original sources of literature, and pass on cultural traditions.

From the old traditional stories that have been around for many generations to personal experiences that happened yesterday, the world of storytelling is open to each of us.  And each time we tell a story or listen to one, we dip into this vast well of creativity.

In this session, Connie takes us on a journey from those ancient traditional mountain stories to her experiences as a full-time professional storyteller, traveling the world.

So join us if you are drawn to stories – both the telling and the listening through Tryon Fine Arts Center (scroll down the page to see the registration link for Connie’s story class).

Find your local time for this event here!

Feb
11
Thu
VIRTUAL – From Another Time: The Legacy of Ray Hicks  @ Tryon Fine Arts Center Zoom Series
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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 7, 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 mountain storytelling along with Connie’s personal reflections on her long friendship with the Hicks family. Available through Tryon Fine Arts Center (scroll down the page to find the link to register for the event).

Find your local time for this event here!

Jun
10
Thu
Virtual – International Storytelling Center Summer Series @ International Storytelling Center Website
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Storytelling concerts you can watch from home – ISC’s online Summer Series on Thursday nights. 

 
Storytelling Online! is our new concert series that you can watch directly from your living room. Using the state-of-the-art platform we developed for the National Storytelling Festival, we’ve planned a summer series of evening concerts and one special children’s show beginning in June and running through the end of July.
 
Storytelling Online! tickets are $15 per household and available for sale through Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET the week of the event. We are delighted that Connie Regan-Blake is opening our Summer Series on June 10th. Purchase tickets for her performance here. You can also purchase a season ticket to all eight concerts for just $75. Videos can be watched from Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. ET until Mondays at midnight ET. Prices include all fees.

One of America’s most celebrated storytellers, Connie Regan-Blake has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people with her powerful performances. Recognized in the storytelling community with the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence, Distinguished Service, and Lifetime Achievement awards, Regan-Blake has recently been invited by the Library of Congress to house the compilation of memorabilia from her life’s work as a storyteller, including her role in the birth and beginnings of the American Storytelling Revival.
“With artful direction she lures us into the depths of joy and terror, hilarity and grief. One minute we feel the pangs of regret, revenge, even the chill hand of death . . . in the very next story we luxuriate in the rib-bursting laughter of a mountain Jack Tale. It’s all part of the storyteller’s magic.” – School Library Journal