Wallace Shealy - Bold-Faced Liar Champion Storyteller

It was amazing to be the emcee for Asheville and the worlds premier storytelling weekend Tellabration!™ at the Folk Art Center. It was great to share the stage with Donna Washington, Vixi Jil Glenn, Susa Sosa, and Roy Harris. I shall always remember Donna telling the Exploding Frog.

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  • It was a blessing to open at Joan of Arc's Storytelling event.
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  • Thanks to everyone at Smith-McDowell House, I had a great time stretching the truth on the porch. Citizen-Times
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  • I snuck in to the Biblical Storytellers epic tell and afterwards got to lie to them at light the fire.
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  • It was great to get to emcee Stories on Asheville's Front Porch on a day featuring all the great storytellers from Asheville Storytelling Circle
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  • It was a great privilage to check off my list getting to tell at the International Storytelling Center theater. The Jonesborourgh Storytelling Guild now calls it home.
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  • Thanks to Penelope and the folks at the picnic. I had a great time telling for you!
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  • Enjoyed talking to the young men of Christ School this morning about Social Media and reputation. It was a pleasure to speak to the guys. My thanks to Ms. Gina Drew for making the connections as well as doing much of the heavy lifting of the preparation and also to Mr, Rankin for inviting me.

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  • Looking forward to sharing a mix of holiday and other stories some biblical and others just fun at First Baptist Swannanoa December 7th. Might even invite the jolly old feller himself to set his part in the Christmas story straight. They might hear about Conrad’s Christmas Guest, Duvall Scots Store, Nicholas’ Story, maybe Twas the Night and end with an oral telling of the Christmas story based on the Gospel of Luke’s account.
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  • I am so excited for the chance to stretch the truth Sunday November 24th 4pm at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway for Tellabration 2013

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  • It was great to be invited to be a regional teller at the 2013 edition of the Toe River Storytelling Festival. Stay tuned for more details.

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  • Having emcee and appeared at Feed and Seed several times before it is great to be invited back as a featured teller on May 19th at 3pm. Come out and hear me stretch the truth all out of proportion or follow me on Feed and Seeds live stream.

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  • It was amazing to be the emcee for Asheville and the worlds premier storytelling weekend Tellabration!™ at the Folk Art Center. It was great to share the stage with Donna Washington, Vixi Jil Glenn, Susa Sosa, and Roy Harris. I shall always remember Donna telling the Exploding Frog.

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  • It was a great pleasure to emcee Asheville Storytelling Circles - Tales in Tennessee featuring ghost stories in the Gazebo. We enjoyed a meal and more tales at Creek-side. It was a great way to spend Halloween weekend.

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  • It was great to spend the weekend telling and sharing stories with the people of St. Martin - Charlotte. We worked on our own personal stories and listens to tall tales.

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  • It was indeed an honor to be invited to share the Shoe Story and introduce the amazing Michael Reno Harrell at the closing performance of Stories on Asheville's Front Porch. We enjoyed telling in outdoor space which adjoins Diana Worthan Theatre at Pack Place. It was great to see some many friends and visitors.

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  • The second edition of Stories at Feed and Seed featured three ladies telling their best Celtic Stories and a foil. It was my honor to play host to three of Western North Carolina's most amazing Celtic Storytellers; Elana Diana Miller, Vixi Jil Glenn, and Sherry Lovett. For a moment there I was almost sure I saw a faerie scurrying behind a chair and that man on the end looked like a leprechaun. It couldn't be could it? I was blessed with the opportunity, as president of the Asheville Storytelling Circle, to emcee and offer my favorite stories as interludes. We look forward to the next edition May 20th, Feed and Seed is becoming a favorite venue. Many thanks to Feed and Seed, The Fletcher Arts and Heritage Association, Asheville Storytelling Circle, and The Henderson County Arts Council for sponsoring the stories.

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  • Liar Do Tell Storytelling Shealy

    Hendersonville's Premier Storytelling Festival Do Tell moved to Flat Rock Theater Downtown for its 3rd season. The performances were superb. I was privileged to step in to emcee the Sunday show featuring Candler Willis and Elana Diana Miller as Abe and Mary Todd Lincoln. Saturday evening Michael Reno Harrell filled the bill after an afternoon of regional tellers. On Friday 700 local school children got to visit the theater and hear stories.

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  • Asheville Storytelling Circle 

    No not of The United States, that would be a lie. No cherry tree involved in this deal. Although rumor has has it he offered bribes if anyone would run against him. In-spite of his propensity to stretch the truth, Wallace was elected president of The Asheville Storytelling Circle. It looks to be a year filled with stories, workshops and great events. Thanks to Wayne and Jane Sims the circles outgoing presidents for getting everything in great shape. See you every third Monday at 7 at Asheville Terrace Apartments on Tunnel Road for more stories.  

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  • Last January The Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast declared Wallace Shealy the 2010 Southeast Bold-Faced Liar Champion. In an interview after the competition and with a twinkle in his eye Shealy said, “of course I embellished the truth slightly.” The Mountain Xpress said in their opinion “Shealy exaggerates more than slightly.” The Tribune revealed that this upstanding local citizen had been caught lying. Recently Shealy announced he would tell his last lie at an appearance at the Reuter Center on November 12th at 11:30am opening the field to other talented liars who have not yet reached his stature. It doesn’t matter if he is recalling a tale from his childhood, telling a story based on the Good Book or spinning a yarn you will be delighted listening to him stretch the truth all out of proportion.

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  • Liar Do Tell Storytelling Shealy

    It is true, I am the featured Liar at
    Do Tell StoryFest 7/10 in Hendersonville, NC. http://facebook.com/AshevilleLiving Link for tickets on left.

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  • Had a blast lying to the youth at North Buncombe Middle during a break from End of Year Test.

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  • A talented group of storytellers will be spinning yarns at Music and Mud: A Heritage, Pottery and Music Festival on April 10-11 at the Newton-Conover Auditorium including: Wallace Shealy: Winner 2010 Bold-Faced Liar Showdown

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