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Storytelling Organizations &

Storytelling Guilds

You're never far from a story

Backporch Storytellers

Charleston, SC

Alexis Reeder


Backporch Storytellers is a non-profit organization serving as a support group for adult storytellers and listeners. It is a resource group for people interested in oral literature. The mission of the organization is to preserve and perpetuate the ancient art of Storytelling, and to preserve the multi-cultural stories of the Old South, which includes Sea Island and Gullah tales and stories. Backporch Storytellers operate mainly out of Charleston, SC. Membership includes storytellers from throughout the Lowcountry. Stories are performed everywhere!

Friends of the Anderson County Library


At one time, the Friends of the Anderson County Library sponsored the week-long Starburst Storytellers Festival each year since 2001, in cooperation with Anderson University. It featured nationally and regionally recognized tellers and over 30,000 school children have been entertained over the past decade. Please check their website for updates on the festival. Stay in touch with the Anderson Library in hopes the Festival will once again return. 



Greenville Storyteller's Guild Editor Note: Not sure if organization is still active -- update posted soon.

Contact Monty Tucker, (864) 298-0201

Other contact. Eva Marie Lowry, (864) 244-7370 or email

We invite the general public to come and join us at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 7 Shannon Dr., Greenville, SC 29615 (corner of Edwards Road and Shannon Drive), every third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Come to participate in the joy of telling stories or be a listener.   Informal and relaxed setting.  All welcome.



Lowcountry Storytellers Guild

Beaufort. Contact: Cora Newcomb, (843) 597-2434 or email:

Cora now lives in Greer, SC -- she will answer questions and give you updated information on the happenings in the Upstate SC and the Lowcountry.  Give her a call or send her an email message!



Stone Soup Storytelling Institute

Karyn Page-Davies, Chair

PO Box 171

Woodruff, SC 29388


Support literacy, communication and diversity- come to the Stone Soup Storytelling Festival, The Official Storytelling Festival of South Carolina. Downtown, Woodruff, SC each April. Soup and Story, Storytelling, Ghost Stories, Storytelling Workshops, Amateur Story Slam Competition, Lunch and Laugh, 5K and Cycling , Local Artisans. Many free events. For more information on the schedule, tickets, entry forms and lodging, contact us at or on Facebook at Stone Soup Storytelling Festival or 864-670-9980. Follow us on Facebook for updates. Event space is located at 134 S. Main Street, Woodruff, SC -- stop by for a visit. 



Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast, Inc. (SACS)

31 South Main Street
Laurinburg, SC 28352
(910) 277-3599


The Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast, Inc. (SACS) preserves and enriches performing, literary and visual arts for children and adults through education, performances, research, workshops, professional development, and writing. As a catalyst for community and economic development in Scotland County, the Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast stimulates sustainable tourism, grows business, creates and maintains jobs, and promotes Scotland County as a tourist retirement destination by advancing artistic excellence and cultural activities. SACS assists artists, arts and cultural entities in providing programs and activities that benefit the community.


SACS presents the annual Storytelling Festival of Carolina the third weekend in October featuring the best storytellers in the nation, workshops, the Ghostly Gala and soooo much more! In addition, the third weekend in January is the Bold-faced Liars' Showdown, where storytellers across the southeast compete for the best liar awards and cash prizes. The third Monday night of each month, the Story Spinners Guild meets, attracting tellers from 2 and 3 hours away ... the best in coaching, critiquing and comraderie. check our website for other activities and programs.




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