Asheville Storytelling Circle, founded in 1995, celebrates 20 years with a cornucopia of tellers and tales!
It’s Time for Tellabration! when thousands of people around the world gather in small towns and big cities to celebrate storytelling during the week before Thanksgiving. The international celebration of storytelling, known as Tellabration! serves to build grassroots community support for the age-old art of storytelling. Since its beginning in 1988, the annual observance has grown into one of the most impressive collective events in the history of the modern storytelling revival.
Citizens from Asheville and surrounding areas join the global Tellabration! Spirit for the 19th year, as Asheville Storytelling Circle hosts the regional event with a diverse line-up featuring tellers drawn from the best North Carolina has to offer.
This year the perennially sold-out performance showcases the abundant talent of ASC tellers: Lloyd Arneach, Marvin Cole, Rose Lynn Katz, Gwenda Ledbetter, Sherry Lovett, David Novak, tandem tellers Wayne & Jane Sims, and Donna Marie Todd. A short history of the group will be shared by Sandra Gudger, the Asheville Storytelling Circle founder.
Asheville Storytelling Circle is a nonprofit organization dedicated to excellence in the oral tradition by affirming various cultures through storytelling and nourishing the development of emerging and established artists.
Directions to the Folk Art Center: From Interstate 40 East: Take Exit 55 to Highway 70. Turn left and go about one mile to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Go underneath the Parkway and exit right onto the Parkway entrance ramp. At the stop sign, turn left (north) onto the Parkway. Go approximately one-half mile and the Folk Art Center is on the left.
Tellabration is sponsored by Asheville Storytelling Circle in partnership with the Southern Highlands Craft Guild and the National Storytelling Network.
Asheville Storytelling Circle monthly meetings are held 3rd Mondays, except August and December, 7 p.m. at Asheville Terrace apartments Community Room, 200 Tunnel Road in Asheville. New members and guests welcome. For more information, please call (828) 595-2251, (828) 274-1123, or visit www.ashevillestorycircle.org.
If You Go: Tellabration! A Worldwide Storytelling Event, Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. General Admission $10. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are available at the door on the day of the concert. This show usually sells out; advance reservations suggested. For more details, or to reserve tickets, call (828) 274-1123 or (828) 777-9177.