Summer Storytelling

Story-Treasures: Finding and Nurturing Your Storytelling Voice

In-Person Storytelling Weekend Workshop
(Watch for new 2024-2025 dates, coming soon!)
Lenoir Rhyne University
36 Montford Ave # 302, Asheville, NC 28801

Open to everyone!
Contact Connie about bringing this Story-Treasure weekend workshop to your community!

It was pure joy to share in the experience of your storytelling workshop – to get to know a group of such diverse people, to see each of us struggle with our inhibitions and dare to let a little of “who we really are” show as we told stories that mattered to each of us and to hear your gentle suggestions about how we might improve the telling of our stories. = Workshop Participant

Connie is delighted to offer this in-person learning opportunity to grow your storytelling voice and creativity! Join her to explore and develop your story work. 

During this storytelling workshop 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.

Please join us in Asheville, NC for this Storytelling weekend as we create an encouraging, playful, and appreciative community in celebration of stories and creativity. In a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, this workshop welcomes every level of expertise; from beginner to experienced teller.

Connie’s welcoming style puts new and experienced tellers at ease. She has a gift for asking participants to take part in very specific exercises that don’t limit creativity at all. By providing a starting place with her exercises, it feels safe to let our imaginations go!    – Class Participant


Workshop Fee: $265
Early Discount: $245
             if paid in full by Early Bird Deadline

Scholarships available for NCSG members
For early registrants, 10% discount for:
· Students at Lenoir Rhyne
· Members of Asheville Storytelling Circle
· Members of NC Storytelling Guild
· OR “Bring a Friend” who has not studied with Connie and both receive a 10% discount

As a teacher, Connie Regan-Blake creates a fun, welcoming environment while guiding her students to new heights of creativity, exploration and learning.  Her teachings can be useful in your professional life in the business world, with family and friends around the supper table, in a virtual setting, or an in-person stage performance.  This weekend workshop can benefit writers, teachers, sales professionals, poets, grandparents, storytellers, youth workers, ministers, students, attorneys, presenters, & all those curious.

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I felt as if I was sitting at the feet of a high priestess of storytelling. She exudes an interesting combination of enthusiasm and serenity that was clear from the on-set. It was consistent throughout in the setting, the lessons and her storytelling. From the tone of her voice, the sparkle in her eyes and the way she puts her whole body into weaving a story, she teaches, energizes and puts her listeners at ease and wanting more.      

An excellent course for tellers at all levels of experience. Thoughtfully planned and well-balanced with a satisfying mix of fresh insights and practice sessions. As a teller who has been out of storytelling for a while, I found it refreshing and rejuvenating with much to reflect on and integrate into my own practice.

– Workshop Participants

More details: Contact Connie to be notified when registration opens for the next weekend workshop. Make checks payable to Connie Regan-Blake and mail with the Printable Registration Form to the address listed on it. If you would like to pay with credit card/PayPal (with a 3% service charge), please email Connie the information on the Registration Form and you will receive an invoice for payment.
Early enrollment encouraged, space is limited (minimum 12 participants).

WHAT: “Story Treasures: Finding and Nurturing your Storytelling Voice,” weekend workshop with Connie Regan-Blake.

WHEN: New 2024-2025 dates coming soon!

WHERE: At Lenoir Rhyne University, 36 Montford Ave # 302, Asheville, NC 28801, with plenty of free parking, in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. There’s  a host of reasons to come early or stay an extra day in Asheville, including easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, and the Biltmore Estate with its annual Spring Blooms featuring more than 100,000 flowers.

CEU CREDITS: Check with your local unit for prior approval. Asheville City Schools call 828-350-6112; Buncombe County call 828-255-5883.

TRAVEL: Asheville (AVL) is served by Allegiant, American, Delta, Jet Blue, Sun Country Airlines, and United Airlines. Search for all Asheville flights with Please note: Several airlines are now offering non-stop flights to Asheville from Las Vegas, Austin, Houston, Boston, Phoenix, Chicago, Denver, Baltimore, New York, and several cities in Florida with great discount fares available! Check their current offers and flight schedules at

35 Best Things to do in Asheville” – Southern Living 2023

LODGING: Contact the Asheville Chamber of Commerce , toll free 888-247-9811 for nearby motel, hotel and B&B lodging.  The closest hotels to the workshop location is DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, and Hotel Indigo. Call Connie for details on other reasonable housing possibilities including ‘homestays’ and shared accommodations.  Also check out Asheville area Airbnb.

CONSENT: By registering and participating in this event, you consent to the recording of your likeness, image, and/or voice and authorize StoryWindow to use photographs, video, and audio recordings containing your likeness, image, and/or voice in any medium for any purpose.

Still not sure if this weekend workshop is for you? Feel free to contact Connie with any questions.

I had so much fun taking your class!!  Thank you for offering it in such a way we all felt comfortable and honored!

Your masterful storytelling leads the way for each of us to develop into individual storytellers that continue the oral tradition in the best way possible, by sharing our own stories.

I love Connie’s workshops. She transports me to ‘be in the moment’ through her fun breathing exercises. Her loving, caring manner has allowed me to be comfortable with myself and fellow classmates.

“Connie’s technique provides grounded, practical tools that let a story, and its teller, really take flight. She’s a master, and she generously shares her wealth of useful wisdom and experience.”

Laura Hope-Gill
Director of M.A. Writing Program
Lenoir-Rhyne University

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