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Dec
6
Fri
Taking Your Story to the Stage, 3-day storytelling intensive @ Asheville, NC
Dec 6 – Dec 8 all-day
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.

Note: the December 6-8, 2019  Workshop is full, but Contact Connie if you are interested in this workshop for Spring of 2020. Also, 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 December 7th at 7:30pm. Call the Center for advance tickets (828) 669-0930 or purchase online.

Jun
21
Sun
POSTPONED: Stay safe & be well! – Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure @ Asheville, NC
Jun 21 – Jun 27 all-day

Doug Elliot presents at Connie's workshopPartial scholarships available. See information below.

Come to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville for 7 days of story-listening & story-telling along with coaching, community & supportive exploration. This 14th annual workshop welcomes all levels of expertise, from beginner to experienced teller. Participants discover ways of being in the world that nurture your creative flow while developing skills to:

  • Find, create, learn, and polish stories
  • Effectively integrate voice with image, gesture, and emotion
  • Embody a story and break free of memorization
  • Engage in companion listening and learn to give self and partner appreciations
  • Activate your body as a key component of a well-told tale
  • Use your voice, breath, and silence to support the audience’s listening journey

Learn more by clicking here.

SCHOLARSHIPS: There are now a limited number of partial scholarship funds available for “summer etc” workshop. You can apply for up to 1/4 of the cost of tuition and a payment plan can be arranged. A special thanks to those who are supporting the scholarship fund. Contributions to the fund are always welcome.

Oct
12
Mon
VIRTUAL – Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage: an Online Workshop (Session #1) @ Zoom
Oct 12 @ 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 Friday, October 16-18.

Friday’s all day session continues 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.

Oct
16
Fri
VIRTUAL – Continuing Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage: an Online Workshop @ Zoom
Oct 16 @ 9:30 am – Oct 18 @ 4:30 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 October 12th with attention paid to each participant’s individual set-up, along with breakout rooms for story work. Then, the workshop will continue Friday, October 16-18.

Friday’s all day session continues 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.

Nov
13
Fri
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.

Aug
2
Mon
Virtual – ASST (Artists Standing Strong Together) Program @ Zoom viz ASST
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Artists Standing Strong Together (ASST, www.artistsstandingstrongtogether.net) meets every Monday, 4-5:30 pm (EDT), and is open and free to all. During these meetings many creative topics are presented. Connie Regan-Blake is featured during this session telling about her collection of storytelling memorabilia the Library of Congress.

Dec
2
Fri
In-Person Workshop Intensive: Taking Your Story to the Stage, 3-day storytelling intensive @ Asheville, NC
Dec 2 – Dec 4 all-day

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. If you’d like to add your name to the list of participants now contact Connie. For more details check out the Spring Taking page here.

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” on December 3, 2022 at Black Mountain Center for the Arts.

Dec
3
Sat
In-Person Group Performance: A Slice of Life – A Telling of Stories in Black Mountain, NC @ Black Mountain Center for the Arts
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join nationally celebrated storyteller Connie Regan-Blake as she welcomes her storytelling students to the stage for “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.”   Enjoy a great lineup of tellers including Mike Perry from Pennsylvania, Andy Russell and Janel Behm, both joining us from Florida, Pepper Ellis-Hagebak of Georgia, plus Steve Tate, Naomi Faw and Christine Phillips Westfeldt from North Carolina.

Saturday, December 3, 2022. Tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

Connie is emceeing this evening of unique voices.  The last four “Slice of Life” shows have been sell-outs – so get your tickets early!

 

“The Round Robin of storytellers at Connie Regan-Blake’s “Slice of Life” show gave me a rare listening treat. Each story was as unique as the voice that told it. What great fun to hear a mountain art form so well-spun!”   –Donna Marie Todd, storyteller, singer and story workshop leader

Oct
20
Fri
In-Person Workshop Intensive: Taking Your Story to the Stage, 3-day storytelling intensive @ Asheville, NC
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day

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.” Participants gather at Connie’s home, tucked in the beautiful mountains surrounding Asheville, NC.  This workshop intensive provides a supportive, affirming atmosphere to nurture each storyteller’s 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. Registration is limited so if you’d like to add your name to the list of participants now, contact Connie. For more details, click here.

And if you can’t make the workshop, mark your calendars now join us as listeners for an enchanting evening of storytelling in “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories” on October 21, 2023 at Black Mountain Center for the Arts.

Oct
21
Sat
In-Person Group Performance: A Slice of Life – A Telling of Stories in Black Mountain, NC @ Black Mountain Center for the Arts
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join nationally celebrated storyteller Connie Regan-Blake as she welcomes her storytelling workshop participants to the stage for “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.” This show’s tellers are Juanita Brown, Pepper Ellis-Hagebak, Cheri Miller, Andy Russell, Liza Newell, Naomi Faw, and Steve Tate!

Connie is emceeing this evening of unique voices. The last several “Slice of Life” shows have been sell-outs – so get your tickets early!

Tickets are $18 if purchased in advance, or $22 at the door, if available. Doors open at 6:30pm and seating is first come first served. Online ticket sales end an hour before the performance time, but there may still be tickets available for purchase at the door. Call Black Mountain Center of the Arts for availability at 828.669.0930.

What participants have said:

  • Intense and Rewarding. Opportunity to take risks and grow with others who care about stories and those who tell them.
  • This workshop offers a retreat environment in which realignment occurs allowing freedom for the story to take the stage as I, the entertainer, offer it as a gift to the audience.

“The Round Robin of storytellers at Connie Regan-Blake’s “Slice of Life” show gave me a rare listening treat. Each story was as unique as the voice that told it. What great fun to hear a mountain art form so well-spun!”   –Donna Marie Todd, storyteller, singer and story workshop leader