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Tellabration: Asheville Storytelling Circle

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Asheville and surrounding communities will join the global TELLABRATION! Spirit as Asheville Storytelling Circle hosts the local event on Sunday, November 19, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Folk Art Center’s auditorium on Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville.

Tickets may be purchased on the day of the event on a first-come, first-serve basis. Information: 828-777-9177 or 828-274-1123.

When thousands of people around the world gather in small towns and big cities to celebrate storytelling. This annual observance, known as Tellabration! is a means of building 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.

“The same weekend we’re sharing stories here in Western North Carolina, people all over the globe will be gathering to tell and listen to stories of their own,” says Wayne Sims, co-president of Asheville Storytelling Circle. “This is a wonderful opportunity for people to come on out and hear great storytelling.”

Sandra Gudger, Asheville Storytelling Circle founder and board member, adds, “We have a terrific lineup of tellers who are donating time and talent to support this event. Listeners will hear humorous tales, folklore, stories that touch the heart, and much more. There will be something for everyone.”

Founded in 1995, the Asheville Storytelling Circle is a nonprofit organization dedicated to excellence in the oral tradition by affirming our various cultures through storytelling and nourishing the development of emerging and established artists. Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m., at Lenoir Rhyne University, 36 Montford Ave Asheville. New members and guests are always welcome.

For additional information, visit www.craftguild.org or call 828.298.7928.


November 19
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Folk Art Center
Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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