Calendar

Mar
16
Wed
Explore the Landscapes of Story & Telling in 4 Virtual Sessions @ Zoom
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spring is coming and Connie is excited to offer a new online learning opportunity to grow your storytelling voice and creativity!
Join her on Wednesday afternoons (check your timezone) in March, 2022 to explore “The Landscapes of Story and Telling.” These four story-work sessions with a weekly format allows for skills to grow over time while encouraging a consistency in discovering, revisiting and refining your stories.
During these weekly sessions 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.
If you know of others who might enjoy and benefit from the classes, your help in spreading the word is always appreciated! To register and check out all the details, visit the workshop page.

Mar
18
Fri
Virtual – Moonshine Stories @ Zoom
Mar 18 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Connie Regan-Blake is sharing this Zoom stage with one of her long time protégés, Steve Tate! We are celebrating the SAP MOON – what the Ojibwe call the Sugar Moon, marking the time of year when the sap of sugar maples starts to flow. So if you’d like to add a little sweetness to the coming days, please join us online. Your tickets are good for access to the recorded version for one month – until the next full moon.

Purchase tickets, sliding scale (good for 1 month)

Thanks to Ed Morrow for his stunning photo
of the ‘Snow Moon’ above, taken in Asheville last month.
Mar
23
Wed
Explore the Landscapes of Story & Telling in 4 Virtual Sessions @ Zoom
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spring is coming and Connie is excited to offer a new online learning opportunity to grow your storytelling voice and creativity!
Join her on Wednesday afternoons (check your timezone) in March, 2022 to explore “The Landscapes of Story and Telling.” These four story-work sessions with a weekly format allows for skills to grow over time while encouraging a consistency in discovering, revisiting and refining your stories.
During these weekly sessions 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.
If you know of others who might enjoy and benefit from the classes, your help in spreading the word is always appreciated! To register and check out all the details, visit the workshop page.

May
24
Tue
In-Person – Wild Acres Private Performance @ Little Switzerland, NC
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Community Storytelling eventsOn the afternoon of May 24th Connie is performing for a private group at Wild Acres in Little Switzerland, NC.

Connie is available for your event both here in the Asheville area and beyond.  Her storytelling performances range from hilarious traditional Appalachian Mountain tales to poignant true-life dramas. Connie’s stories are tailored to engage and capture the attention of every single member of the audience.

Check out DETAILS HERE on how to bring Connie to your community.

Jun
23
Thu
Afternoon in-Person Solo Performance/Workshop in Highlands, NC @ Center for Life Enrichment
Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In-person – Connie’s performance storytelling along with workshop ideas, on Thursday, June 23, 2022, 3:00-5:00 pm at the Center for Life Enrichment in Highlands, NC. Open to public.

The Art & Heart of Stories: The stories that we tell shape our lives as much as they come from our experiences. Listeners are invited to come along on a laugh-out-loud and remarkable storytelling journey from Connie Regan-Blake’s mountain top leap in New Zealand to her husband’s “Dorky Spandex vs Macho Leather” encounter on the Blue Ridge Parkway to the sparkling traditional Scottish tale, “Well at the End of the World.” 

Intertwined with her performance stories, Connie will generously share ideas and tools she has developed and learned throughout her trailblazing storytelling career. Through partner exercises and a ‘walk through memories’, you will enjoy exploring events of your own life. Utilizing ‘deep listening,’ she will guide you in experiencing how the 5 senses and the ‘colors’ of the moment bring a story to life and connect you to your listeners.  Whether your interests lie in telling stories to family on the front porch, or more effectively connecting with staff and the public – or performing for a group, you’ll have a taste of ‘art & heart’ of storytelling.

For more details see Center for Life Enrichment.