Workshops: Taking Your Story to the Stage

A Three-Day Storytelling Intensive Workshop

April 20-22, 2018

Asheville, North Carolina

“Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius and magic and power in it.”

–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Connie has delighted many by offering storytelling workshops for over 25 years. A number of her past workshop participants requested more advanced coaching in a group setting for those who are experienced in Connie’s approach to story feedback and are familiar with her ground rules for “appreciations”, deep listening, and partnering.

Taking Your Story to the Stage Overview

Taking Your Story to the Stage is focused on storytelling performance

The focus of this three-day workshop is on storytelling performance. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “stage-ready.” The workshop begins on the first morning with group and partner exercises and individual feedback designed to smooth rough edges and polish your story and performance. In preparation for the evening performance at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, participants go through sound and light checks and familiarize themselves with the performance space on the next day.

That evening the group meets at 6:45pm to welcome our audience for the performance beginning at 7:30pm. Connie will emcee the performance and introduce each storyteller (videographer services available at additional cost).

On the final day, each participant will have the opportunity for reflection and self-assessment as well as receive individualized feedback, appreciations, coaching, and suggestions from Connie and the other participants.

“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.

Christine Westfeldt at Taking Your Story to the Stage Show

Registration Information

Workshop Registration Fee: $450

Early Registration Fee: $395 if paid in full by March 26, 2018

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, please contact Connie by phone or email.


Storytelling intensive with feedback, critique and the opportunity to perform on stage.


April 20-22, 2018


The workshop will take place in the mountains of Asheville, NC and the evening performance will be held at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, just 20 minutes down the road.


Asheville (AVL) is served by United, Delta, American, and Allegiant Airlines. Go to for information on all flights in and out of Asheville.


Contact the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, toll free 888-247-9811 or visit Explore Asheville for information about nearby motels, hotels, and B&B’s. Also check out Asheville area Airbnb. For other reasonable housing possibilities including ‘homestays’ and shared accommodations, call or email Connie.

Former participants on Connie’s “Taking Your Story to the Stage” Workshop…

Connie sets the tone and creates a safe environment that encourages you to get out of your comfort zone and try new things.

Marjorie Turner

Our workshop with Connie was brimming with the poetry, laughter, quiet, memory and adventure of Story. How Connie held this overflowing container, without losing one single juicy drop, is one of the great, sweet mysteries of my life.

Nancy Shapiro-Pikelny

I’m grateful to be able to experience you, your teaching, and storytelling fresh and new and alive each time. You take my breath away—literally!

Stephanie Biziewski

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