The Black Mountain Center for the Arts opens its theater space for "A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

Join nationally celebrated storyteller Connie Regan-Blake and her “Taking the Stage” workshop participants for an enchanting evening of storytelling. You’ll enjoy a variety of stories and storytelling styles that feature storytellers Dottie Jean Kirk, Lee Lyons, Kathy Ramirez, Jane O’ Cunningham, Christine Westfeldt and Kirsten Mitchell.

The event is the result of three intense days of workshops. Regan-Blake, a storyteller, coach and workshop leader, has captivated the minds of festival audiences, corporate professionals, school children and lovers of stories from every walk of life. She was awarded the Circle of Excellence in 1996 by the National Storytelling Network.

Regan-Blake is a regular performer at the National Storytelling Festival, where she helped spark the American storytelling revival and has made her reputation as a travelling “folkteller” along with her cousin Barbara Freeman.

Tickets are $10 advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased online at or by calling the arts center at 669-0930. The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is at 225 W. State St.

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