Doug Elliott's Calendar/Itinerary
Selected public concerts, programs and workshops



Feb 9-12 Hawthorn, FL

Florida Earthskills Gathering, woodslore, stories, baskets, music & much more- www.floridaearthskills.org


March 4  Cincinnati, OH

Woodslore and Wildwoods Wisdom–Stories, Songs, and Lore Celebrating  Natural World  Cincinnati Nature Center www.CincyNature.org


March 7-10  Shepherdsville, KY

NAI 2017 Sunny Southeast Regional Workshop  Paraquet Springs Conference Center https://nairegion3.wordpress.com/2016/10/11/nai-2017-sunny-southeast-regional-workshop


April 6-9 Silk Hope, NC

Piedmont Earthskills Gathering at Shakori Hills Woodslore, herbs, stories, baskets, music & much more www.piedmontearthskillsgathering.com / 


April 17-23 Westminster, SC

Rivercane Rendezvous--Primitive Life Skills Workshops,  Woodslore, herbs, stories, baskets, music & much more
www.primitiveskills.org   (I hope to be there for some of the event)


May 6-7 Wild Foods Hike with Wild Abundance


May 11-14 Pigeon Forge, TN

Wilderness Wildlife Week Natural history, storytelling presentations, lectures, and hikes with dozens of regional experts. (All Free!) 865-429 7350 www.mypigeonforge.com


May 17 Asheville, NC Of Ginseng, Golden Apples, and the Rainbow Fish

Storytelling concert and CD release party 8PM Trade and Lore Coffeehouse, 37 Wall St. https://www.evensi.us/doug-elliott- cd-release- party-trade- and-lore-coffee/208142592


May 26-29 Harpers Ferry, WV

Mid Atlantic Primitive Skills Gathering Woodslore, herbs, stories, baskets, buckskin and more.  http://www.ancestralknowledge.org/maps-meet/   240-832-5435


June 2-5  Black Mountain, NC 

Medicines from the Earth/Gaia Herb Conference—Herb Seminars, Walks, and Discussions
www.botanicalmedicine.org  541-482-3016


June 29-July 2 Asheville Area, NC

Firefly Gathering “for people seeking to deepen and expand their connection with the natural world…classes focusing on self-sufficiency and wilderness skills taught by over 40 masterful teachers… for adults and children, evening entertainment, and on-site camping”. http://www.fireflygathering.org/  


July 9-July 12 Beattyville, KY Whippoorwill Festival


Sept. 22 North Myrtle Beach, SC Nature Walks dgbarnhill@nmb.us


Sept. 23 North Myrtle Beach, SC Environmental Festival jamesedwinswaimjr@gmail.com


Oct 6-8 Jonesborough, TN

National Storytelling Festival (hope to be there as a listener this year) http://www.storytellingcenter.net/events/national-storytelling-festival/


Oct. 13-14 Farmington, NM

Four Corners Storytelling Festival https://farmingtonnm.org/events/four-corners- storytelling-festival/


Nov. 18 Asheville, NC Storytelling workshop It's All There:  Finding Stories in Nature, Crafting Stories from Life

Elliott will demonstrate some of the challenges and rewards of crafting stories that celebrate our human connection to nature by  interweaving personal experience, family reminiscences, folklore, natural history, traditional mythology, music, and humor.   We will discuss how to find stories in the natural world, and in our daily life, and how to craft engaging narratives that celebrate the richness of the human experience.  We will think about how we can find the “hero” in our own lives and listen for the “call to adventure.”  He will also give hints as to how to incorporate dialog and dialect into a story and help participants develop their own stories. Lenoir-Rhyne University, Asheville, NC 2-6pm. Cost $25 for Asheville Storytelling Circle members and $35 for others./p>


Nov.19 Asheville, NC 22nd Annual Tellebration storytelling celebration

I’ll be performing with Becky Stone, Chet Allen, and Lee Lyons 3PM til 5:30 PM Folk Arts Center on the Blue Ridge Pkwy. $10 (They usually sell out.) Tickets can be ordered by phone starting in Oct. the ONLY phone numbers to call for tickets are:828-777- 9177 and 828-274- 1123 NO CALLS TO FOLK ARTS CENTER!