Calender of Events

You're never far from a story

April 5-7, 2019

Asheville, NC:  Taking Your Story to the Stage  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 day with group and partner exercises and individual feedback designed to smooth rough edges and polish your story and performance. In preparation for the Saturday evening performance at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, participants engage in sound and light checks to familiarize themselves with the performance space.

That evening the group meets at 6:45pm to welcome our audience for the performance which begins at 7:30pm. The theater is an intimate, welcoming space and our “Slice of Life” shows have consistently sold out to 90 enthusiastic listeners. Connie emcees the performance and introduces each storyteller. (Videographer services are available for workshop participants at an additional cost.)

On the final day, there will be focused time for each participant to reflect on her/his performance and then 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 Connie feels are ready for this next performance step in a more formal setting.  Feel free to be in touch with her to see if this workshop would be a good fit for you. And if you have not previously studied with Connie and/or she has not heard you tell a story, a private coaching session may be required.   Workshop Registration Fee: $450;  Early Registration Discount:  $395 if paid in full by February 22, 2019 

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April 6, 2019

Black Mountain, NC:  Slice of Life Connie Regan-Blake presents A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.  7:30 pm, 225 W State Street Black Mountain NC.  Join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her workshop participants in an enchanting evening of storytelling in “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.” The event will be hosted by the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, just a short drive from Asheville nestled in the picturesque mountains surrounding the area. Call the Center for advance tickets (828) 669-0930 or order online:    Connie’s three-day Workshop,  “Taking Your Story to the Stage“  (, emphasizes storytelling performance and taking the step up onto the stage. As part of this workshop, her participants have the opportunity to exercise these new skills in a formal performance setting. Thus, “A Slice of Life” brings together several unique tellers’ voices to create a delightful storytelling experience.  Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at door. Tickets often sell out!   828-258-1113 https:/

April 26-28, 2019

Woodruff, SC:  Stone Soup Storytelling Festival   Get ready for some 'drop the mic' moments! Stone Soup Storytelling Festival 2019. Headliner -- Regi Carpenter with Featured Tellers:  Jeff Doyle, Karen Pillsworth, Tony Marr and Sam Pearsall.  Included in the festival: A Liar's Tale Competition, Amateur Hour Competition, Lunch and Laugh, Create Your Story, Grand Opening, Stone Soup Supper, New Voices, Teller Favorites Children's Stories, and Peace, Grace, Inspiration on Sunday morning, and more!

The Festival is an annual event that occurs one glorious weekend in April in Woodruff, SC.  Storytellers from across the nation spin their webs of magic in very intimate settings.  Make plans today to join the festival.  Go to the website for details!  Also, connect with Stone Soup on their Facebook Page:  Stone Soup Festival 



July 15, 2019

Asheville, NC: Connie Regan-Blake’s 14th Annual Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure. 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 at, email or call 828-258-1113.