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Fright Night: Appalachian Ghost Stories

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join storyteller and musician Jim Lloyd for a campfire, s’mores, and some spine-tingling mountain tales! A multi-instrumentalist best known for his banjo and guitar work, Jim Lloyd’s musical roots extend back through at least four generations of fiddlers, guitar players, dancers and singers from the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia. Lloyd is a barber, musician, and storyteller, who lives, works, and plays in Rural Retreat, Virginia. His performance credits include IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, Mountain Stage, the John C.…

Cherokee Bonfire

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Imagine you’re gathered around a roaring bonfire, the occasional spark shooting high into the night sky, as a strong but gentle voice begins a story you’ve never heard. As the drama builds, you’re nearly breathless, your own heartbeat matching the occasional beat of the hand drum the storyteller uses. Drawing from a rich oral tradition dating back millennia, the Cherokee Bonfire series runs throughout the tourism season, and is an enchanting way to interact with the rich details of the…

Cherokee Bonfire

October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Imagine you’re gathered around a roaring bonfire, the occasional spark shooting high into the night sky, as a strong but gentle voice begins a story you’ve never heard. As the drama builds, you’re nearly breathless, your own heartbeat matching the occasional beat of the hand drum the storyteller uses. Drawing from a rich oral tradition dating back millennia, the Cherokee Bonfire series runs throughout the tourism season, and is an enchanting way to interact with the rich details of the…

2018 Tar Heel Tellers Storytelling Festival

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The  North Carolina Storytelling Guild will hold the 2018 Tar Heel Tellers Storytelling Festival at Henderson County Library's Kaplan Auditorium. Tellers include Dianne Hackworth,  Gwenda Ledbetter, Sandra Gudger, Marvin Cole, Sylvia Payne, ; Sheila Brown Evans and Cynthia Moore Brown,

Southern Storytellers Series at Folkmoot

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ann Miller Woodford will share her research, photographs and writings that lead to the book, When All God’s Children Get Together: A Celebration of the Lives and Music of African American People in Far Western North Carolina. The author’s intent is to tear down walls that divide people in our region and to build relationships between racial groups, religions and youth with regional elders. Woodford adds, “There are so many people who have played a role in developing our region,…

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