POSTPONED: Taking Your Story to the Stage, 3-day storytelling intensive @ Asheville, NC
Nov 13 – Nov 15 all-day
POSTPONED: Taking Your Story to the Stage, 3-day storytelling intensive @ Asheville, NC

The focus of this “Taking Your Story to the Stage” 3-day workshop is on storytelling performance. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “stage-ready.” Set in Connie’s home tucked in the beautiful mountains surrounding Asheville, NC, this workshop provides a supportive, affirming atmosphere to nurture storytellers’ performance skills and confidence.

“Taking Your Story to the Stage” is open only to those who have previously studied with Connie. If you have not had this opportunity and/or Connie has not heard you tell a story, a private coaching session may be required. More information can be found on here.

There are now a limited number of partial scholarship funds available for “Taking Your Story to the Stage” workshop. You can apply for up to 1/2 of the cost of tuition. A special thanks to those who are supporting the scholarship fund. Contributions to the fund are always welcome.

Even if you are not available for the workshop, please join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her workshop tellers in an enchanting evening of storytelling in “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.” The event is hosted by the Black Mountain Center for the Arts on Saturday night November 14, 2020 at 7:30pm. Call the Center for advance tickets (828) 669-0930.

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

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!)

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!

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!