Connie Regan-Blake hosts story tellers at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

Jessica Klarp
Special to Black Mountain News
Connie Regan-Blake takes a bow during the last Slice of Life storytelling performance at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts with her Taking the Story to Stage workshop participants.

Join nationally celebrated storyteller Connie Regan-Blake as she hosts “A Slice of Life” with workshop participants for an enchanting evening of storytelling at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on April 6.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the event or at the door, if available.

Regan-Blake’s three-day workshop, “Taking Your Story to the Stage” emphasizes storytelling performance and taking the step up onto the stage. As part of this workshop, her participants have the opportunity to exercise these new skills in a formal performance setting.

“A Slice of Life” brings together several unique tellers’ voices to create a delightful storytelling experience.

Joining Regan-Blake at this at this event will be Christine Phillips Westfeldt, Kyra Freeman, Steve Tate, Alberta Hipps and more.

“The round robin of storytellers at Connie Regan-Blake’s “Slice of Life” show gave me a rare listening treat,” said storyteller, singer and story workshop leader Donna Marie Todd after Regan-Blake’s last showcase at the Center for the Arts. “Each story was as unique as the voice that told it. What great fun to hear a mountain art form so well-spun!”

Regan-Blake is a nationally celebrated storyteller who has been crafting and sharing stories since the early 1970s. She has toured with her cousin Barbara Freeman as The Folktellers, starred in the long-running play "Mountain Sweet Talk," and worked with The Kandansky Trio combining storytelling with chamber music.

She has captivated the minds of festival audiences, corporate professionals, school children and lovers of stories from every walk of life. Awarded the Circle of Excellence in 1996 by the National Storytelling Network, the master storyteller is a regular performer at the National Storytelling Festival, where she helped spark the American storytelling revival.

Now Regan-Blake provides workshops and coaching for other storytellers with her company Storywindow Productions. 

Regan-Blake has been hosting Slice of Life shows at the Arts Center several times a year for the past three years and the audience response has been very positive. As a result these shows frequently sell out so get your tickets early.

For more information or to purchase tickets call 669-0930 or visit The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is located at 225 W. State Street.