Calendar

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!

Mar
15
Mon
VIRTUAL – Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage: an Online Workshop (Session #1) @ Zoom
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
VIRTUAL - Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage: an Online Workshop (Session #1) @ Zoom

The focus of “Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage” an online workshop is on storytelling performance and techniques to stream live online. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “performance-ready.” The workshop begins on the Monday evening with attention paid to each participant’s individual set-up, along with breakout rooms for story work. Then, the workshop will continue Thursday, March 18-21, 2021.

Thursday and Friday’s sessions continue group and partner exercises with individual feedback designed to smooth rough edges and polish your story and performance.

On Saturday evening the group meets at 6:30pm to double check our tech set-up, with the performance beginning at 7:00pm. Connie emcees the performance and introduces each storyteller. You will have the option of recording your own story on Zoom. (Please note: the performance will only be for workshop participants and not open to the public.)

Sunday afternoon, each participant has group focused time to reflect on her/his performance and then receive individualized feedback, appreciations, coaching, and suggestions from Connie and the other participants.

This workshop provides a supportive, affirming atmosphere to nurture storytellers’ performance skills and confidence.

More information can be found on here.

Mar
18
Thu
VIRTUAL – Continuing Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage: an Online Workshop @ Zoom
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL - Continuing Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage: an Online Workshop @ Zoom

The focus of “Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage” an online workshop is on storytelling performance and techniques to stream live online. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “performance-ready.” The workshop begins on the Monday evening March 15th with attention paid to each participant’s individual set-up, along with breakout rooms for story work. Then, the workshop will continue Thursday, March 18-21.

Thursday and Friday’s sessions continue group and partner exercises with individual feedback designed to smooth rough edges and polish your story and performance.

On Saturday evening the group meets at 6:30pm to double check our tech set-up, with the performance beginning at 7:00pm. Connie emcees the performance and introduces each storyteller. You will have the option of recording your own story on Zoom. (Please note: the performance will only be for workshop participants and not open to the public.)

Sunday afternoon, each participant has group focused time to reflect on her/his performance and then receive individualized feedback, appreciations, coaching, and suggestions from Connie and the other participants.

This workshop provides a supportive, affirming atmosphere to nurture storytellers’ performance skills and confidence.

More information can be found on here.