Wallace Shealy

Wallace Shealy Tellabration   

Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast declared Wallace Shealy the Southeast Bold-Faced Liar Champion

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 had been caught lying. 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.  

Flag Pond, Tennessee  37657


Types of stories: Stories for all ages primarily Middle School to Adult.
Specializing in:

  • personal and original stories,
  • tall tales (lies),
  • character portrayals,
  • traditional stories
  • Jack Tales
  • spine chilling scary tales
  • seasonal/holiday

Preferred Settings: All (libraries, festivals, civic organizations, businesses, schools, assisted living facilities, etc)  Special Talents: Historical and authentic character portrayals, and magic.


  • Asheville Storytelling Circle – Past President
  • Jonesborough Storyteller’s Guild – Performing Member
  • NC Storyteller’s Guild
  • National Storytellers Network

Upcoming Performances:

  • The Center for Art and Inspiration – August 1 7:00pm


  • Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast and Festival
  • Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch
  • Smith-McDowell House
  • Folk Art Center on Blue Ridge Parkway – Tellabration
  • University of North Carolina, Asheville
  • University of South Carolina
  • The Center for Art and Inspiration
  • Flat Rock Theater – Downtown Hendersonville
  • Aiken Community Theater
  • Pack Place – Diana Wortham Theater
  • Malaprops Independent Bookstore, Asheville, NC
  • Saint Paul’s Lutheran,  Aiken, SC, Joan of Arc, First Baptist and many other churches
  • Community Centers of Roscraggens and Ox Creek among other community groups
  • Reuter Center | Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Toe River Festival
  • Do-Tell Festival, Hendersonville, NC
  • Vance Birthplace
  • Kanuga Retreat Center
  • Wild Acres
  • Mount Pisgah
  • Camp Linwood-Hayne (now Knox), Georgia-Carolina Council BSA
  • Camp Old Indian, Travelers Rest-Greenville, SC
  • Lutheridge and Luther Rock
  • Briarwood – Flower Mound, TX
  • Sky Ranch
  • Jonga Java and other coffee houses
  • Pisgah Ranch
  • Christ School
  • Aiken Elementary
  • Aiken Public Library
  • Christ Lutheran
  • Saint Matthew
  • Holy Trinity
  • North Buncombe Middle and many other schools
  • Weaverville and Pack Libraries and others
  • Music and Mud Festival
  • Biblical Storytellers – “Lite the Fire”

Favorite Stories:

  • Duvall Scott’s and Hot Steel Balls by Jerry Clower with permission
  • Jack Tales – Northwest Wind and others
  • The Lie – Biblical Origins of the Swine Flu
  • Shoe Story 
  • Cherry Red Corvette – Revisited with acknowledgements to John McCutchen for inspiration
  • Disloyalty and the Big Game and other Dad Stories
  • Cain and Abel – Emergency Brakes for Two Year Olds
  • Little Bunny Foo Foo
  • Oswald the Rabbit
  • Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore a dramatic reading
  • Grinch Stole Christmas by Theodor Seuss Geisel, “Dr. Seuss” a dramatic reading
  • Samuel’s Gift
  • Meteu’s Legend
  • Olympic Eating Team
  • Ode to Saint Angela
  • Like Father Like Son
  • Eagle and Prairie Chicken
  • Ruth’s Last Days 
  • Wedding Presents
  • Buck Dog Institute a tribute to Lepp and Liars everywhere
  • Conrad’s Visitor
  • Noah
  • Gone Fishing a traditional tale
  • Grandfather Tales
  • Faith Bot v3.16
  • Damien
  • 1st Paragraph Page 31
  • Pharaoh
  • Mrs Muckenfuss
  • Deborah
  • Scripture Telling


Offers workshops.  

Wallace Shealy Stories on Ashevilles Front Porch  Wallace Shealy at International Storytelling Center with Asheville Storytelling Circle  Wallace Shealy Ring Master