Wellspring Retirement Center, Greensboro NC, Sun. Oct. 22,  2 pm


Aldersgate Retirement Comunity, Wed. Feb 28, 3pm


Richland Library, Columbia, SC, March 10, 3pm


Wortham Center, Asheville

Thursday, April 11, 2024 

Friday, April 12, 2024

tickets here




Aldersgate Retirement Center, Charlotte NC, Wed. Aug. 30, 2 pm


Rex Theatre, Galax VA, Thursday, August 10, 1 p.m.

 "IVY ROWE," Mt. Airy NC Public Library

 "IVY ROWE," at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, Galax VA, 

"B. SMITH DOES LEE SMITH" with "The Happy Memories Club,""The Pines," Davidson NC

"B. SMITH DOES LEE SMITH" with "The Happy Memories Club," UU Congregation, Columbia SC


(A new Mission)

Friday, Dec. 9, 2022:  Asheville, Brooks-Howell Sr. Center 

(assisted by Sara Jenkins, Pam Brown, Gretchen Henn) 



Sat. Nov. 6, (Evening) Sun. Nov. 7 (Matinee): "Ivy Rowe," HART,  Waynesville NC: (828) 456-6322


Fri. Mar. 18, evening,  Richland Library (Columbia SC): "GO, GRANNY D!" video & "ON OUR WAY" (about Fanny Lou Hamer, starring Brenda Ellis (Barbara Bates Smith narrating) special for Women's History Month. Jeff Sebens, videographer. (Still accessible through Richland Library.) 


Thurs. Apr. 28: "IVY ROWE," 7 pm, "The Pines," Davidson NC

Fri. Apr. 29: "OUR OWN STORIES" Workshop, 10 a.m., "The Pines," Davidson NC


Sun. evening, July 31, "IVY ROWE" Barter Theater, Highlands Festival, Abingdon VA


Oct. 22-  Crabtree Mountain (Clyde) NC:

15-minute "HAPPY MEMORIES CLUB" (Lee Smith short story)



GO, GRANNY D! (Scroll down for recent Regional Tours)

Columbia SC, UU Congregation, 11-2-19

 Indianapolis IN, Common Cause, 9-5-19;  Menominee WI, 9-7-19; Montague, MN, Book Nook, 9-11-19

Heartwood, TN  5-26-19, San Diego, National Women's History Alliance, 1-12-19

Greater Orlando NOW, 10-14-18; Port St. Lucie,  Jewish Heritage Club, Kings Isle, 10-15-18

American Promise Conference, Washington DC, 6-22-25, 2018

AP New Jersey: Millville, Cherry Hill, Long Valley, Montclair, Sept. 12-15

NY, NY: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 8-16-18

FL  NOW Conference,  Tampa, 6-2-18

Marshall NC, Ag Center, 8-15-18; Canton NC, Haywood Democrats, 8-16-18

Asheville NC, The Block off Biltmore, 8-17-18; Boone NC, Watauga Library, 8-18-18

Lake Wales FL Democratic Womens Club, 4-8-18; Ocoee FL Democratic Women's Club, 4-10-18

Raleigh, Brand New Congress, Pullen Bapt. Church, 2-10-18:

The Villages FL, Democratic Club, 1-13-18; Lakeland FL League of Women Voteers, 1-14-18

Palm City FL, Brandeis National Committee, 1-15-18;  St.Pete FL, Allendale Meth. Church 1-17-18;

Clearwater FL, Belleview Biltmore Villas, 1-18-18

Mars Hill Univ., 10-24-17; Franklin NC Library, 10-26-17

Tompkins Corner Cultural Center,  Putnam Valley NY (Tinya Seeger), 9-18-17

Mass.: People Govern, Not Money: Sept. 14-17, 2017

Worcester, Boston, Concord, Fairhaven

Chenango River Theatre, Greene NY,  Aug. 21, 17

Washington DC, American Promise Conference, 9/30/16;

Washington DC, "Democracy Spring" April '16;

6/1/17, Winston-Salem Reynolda Manor branch library

The Villages FL, Annual Democratic Club, 1/14/17

St. Pete area Retirement Centers: The Barrington, Princess Martha, Jan. 17;

Burnsville NC Town Center, 1/21/17  

Encore, Burnsville NC, Town Center, 3/3/17

UU Church, St. Pete, 10/24/16;  UU Church, Clearwater FL, 10-25/16

10/ 8-9,  Heartwood Reunion, Poitas IN;  Ferdinand IN Library;  Carbondale IL Library

DC Residence of George Ripley 10/2/16;  Baltimore, 10/3/16, Springwell Senior Living

Red Bank TN, Hearwood TN, 9/16;  St. Pete FL, League of Women Voters (City Theatre), 8-23-16; Asheville OLLI, 9'11/16

Heartwood Forest Council, Camp Otterbein near Logan Ohio (5/16); The Villages FL, 8-21-16

 Sarasota Co. Democrats FL '16;  All Saints Academy, Winter Haven FL '16;

Tuscaloosa Co. Democrats, AL; UU Atlanta; New Mtn. WNC for Bernie Sanders

“Granny D Day,” Greene NH; Hendersonville Public Library, Citizens Advocate Fair Elections;

NC Stage, Asheville;  Deep Dish Theater, Chapel Hill;  White Horse/Black Mountain

Blacksburg VA, LWV Benefit, Unitarian Church; Sylva NC, Canary Coalition;

Move to Amend Benefit, Asheville; Meadows of Dan VA, Felicia Shelor's Barn;

 Haywood Democrats fundraiser, HART Theatre, Waynesville NC;

Young Democrats, WCU, Cullowhee; Voters for Clean Elections, Raleigh NC

Friends (Quaker) Meetings in Winston, Durham, Jamestown, Snow Camp NC, Providence;  Piedmont Friends Fellowship

Eno River UU Church, Durham NC; UU Church, Little Rock

Colonial Theater, Canton NC; Galax VA, Crossroads Institute; Galax Education Ass'n;

Colleges: Mars Hill University, Salem College, Guilford College;

Epis. Diocese WNC,  Deerfield Retirement Ctr., Asheville;  Senior Center, Waynesville NC;

Galloway Ridge, Pittsboro NC

PACIFIC NORTHWEST TOUR: Scroll down to bottom.

WEST COAST TOURS: Scroll down to bottom.

SOUTHWEST TOUR: Scroll down to bottom.

NEW ENGLAND TOURS: Scroll down to bottom

FLORIDA TOURS: Scroll down to bottom

"Rev. B, meet Granny D!"  YMI, Asheville, 6:30 pm

(Unveiling  of Barber Portrait,  "Americans Who Tell the Truth")

A RASH OF STORIES (Ron Rash, that is)

Lake Logan NC, 3/2/17;  Appalachian Studies Conference, Asheville,  3-17-19

Galax VA, Chestnut Creek School of Art, 10-15-17; 

Waynesville NC, HART  (Haywood Arts Regional Theatre) 10-22-17

Pat Conroy Literary Festival, Beaufort SC,  10/20/16;

10/10/16 Ferdinand IN, "Lincolnites" high school

Mt. Airy Library, 9/16; Waynesville NC Library, 6/21/16;  NC Stage Avl, 6/22-6/31; Columbia SC Library (at Art Museum) 8-9-16

Elkin NC Library & Parkwood Place (5/16); Carolina Mountains Literary Festival; Meadows-of-Dan Folk Fair;

Libraries: Catawba County Library, Conover NC; Macon County Library, Franklin NC; Canton NC, Waynesville NC (6-21)

Blue Ridge Books, Waynesville NC; Galloway Ridge Retirement Center, Pittsboro NC;

Asheville, YMI Cultural Center, for "Tales on Market Street;"


Mt. Airy Pubic Library, 12-8-19; Jamestown NC 12-7-19

Winter Haven FL, WHCT at The Ritz, 10-13-19; Lakeland FL, Lake Gibson Villages, 10-14-19

Appalachian Studies Conference, Asheville, 3-17-19; Boone NC, Mountain Home Music, 7-27-19

5/13/17 Jonesborough TN Visitors Center; Clearwater FL, Belleview Biltmore Villas, 6-3-18

Azule 6/3/16; Chestnut Creek Arts, Galax VA, 6/12/16; OLLI Reuter Ctr. UNCA, 6/19/16

Barter Theatre, Virginia Highlands Festival; Carolina Mountains Literary Festival;  CMLF Senior Centers, 9/16;

Folk Fair, Meadows-of-Dan VA;

North Carolina Stage Company, Asheville NC; Columbia SC, Richland Public Library;

Berea College, KY; Friends of the Smokies at The Swag; Carrboro ArtsCenter, Chapel Hill NC;

Givens Estates, Asheville NC; Wintergreen Summer Festival VA;

Cape May Stage, NJ; Harrisburg PA, Open Stage;  Chenango River Theatre, Greene NY;

Depot Theatre, Westport NY;WPA Theatre, Brundidge AL;  Gateway Theatre, Waynesboro VA;

Hamner Theater, Afton VA; Marshall University; White Horse/Black Mountain;

Pro-Arts Series, UVA-Wise; Mountain Heritage LitFest, TN; Canton NC Centennial;  

Rex Theater, Galax VA; LMU; UNCA Reuter Center; Museum,Wytheville VA;  Hillsborough NC;

NC Center for Advancement of Teaching; W. Piedmont Community College; Grundy VA;

Bristol Public Library "Discovery Series;" Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls NY;

NC Libraries: Brevard, Sparta, Tryon (Fine Arts Center); Wilkesboro; Beaufort

Fox Creek Ranch, Idaho; Morehead State University ; Golden Isles Arts Ctr., Brunswick GA


Bristol Public Library Foundation; Richlands VA, King Community Center; Alleghany Public Library, Sparta NC;  

Martin Memorial Library, Williamston NC; Fox Creek Ranch, Idaho; Lime Kiln Theater, Lexington VA

"B. Smith Celebrates Lee Smith: Ivy, Alice, & Evalina,"  Waynesville NCLibrary;

adapted from Fair and Tender Ladies, Happy Memories Club, Guests on Earth

"A Lee Smith Patchwork" OLLI, 8-7-16

"A Lee Smith Patchwork" Sparta NC, Alleghany Public Library, 10-12-17


Golden Isles Arts, Brunswick GA; Deep Dish Theater, Chapel Hill;  Gateway Theater, Waynesboro VA; Hamner Theatre, Afton VA;

Mountain Heritage Literary Festival, LMU, Harrogate TN;

“Lincolnites” at WCU Mountain Heritage Center & at Waynesville NC Library for Lincoln Exhibit;

Emory & Henry College, Emory VA; Tusculum College TN; Sparta NC Library;

King University, Buechner Institute, Briston TN


Wintergreen Summer Festival VA; Barter Theatre; NC Stage, Asheville; Deep  Dish Theater, Chapel Hill; HART, Waynesville;

Theatre Winter Haven;   Ashe Civic Center, W.Jefferson NC;

NC libraries: Brevard, Hendersonville, Waynesville, Mt. Airy, Sparta, Hickory, Salisbury, Concord , Lenoir;

Handley Public Library,Winchester VA;  Columbia SC, Richland Library

Southwest Va. Pro-Arts Tour with Lee Smith; WCU LitFest; Mountain Heritage LitFest; Sylva Book Fair;

NC Historical Society, Chapel Hill;

Wingate University;  LMU; Rockingham Com. College, NC;  Mars Hill College; Hopsewee Plantation,SC


Sparta NC Library; Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Lewisburg VA (with accompanying “Our Own Stories” workshops)

King College, Buechner Insstitute, Bristol TN;  Harrisburg PA, Midtown Scholar Bookstore;

Community Connections, Haywood County NC; Carolina Village, Hendersonville NC;

The Pines at Davidson NC; Mt. Airy Public Library; Waynesville Methodist Church Young at Heart group

IVY, ALICE, EVALINA (Lee Smith Ladies)

Waynesville NC Library;  All Souls Cathedral, Asheville


Deep Dish Theater, Chapel Hill; Laurel County Public Library, London KY;

Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, Waynesville NC; Performing Arts Center, Highlands NC

NC Libraries: Sparta; Franklin; Hendersonville, Tryon, Newton, Kings Mountain

Davidson College Presbyterian Church; Lake Logan Episcopal Center, Canton NC


Gateway Theatre, Waynesboro VA

UNC Coping with Cancer Symposium; NC Comprehensive Cancer Summit;  

UNC Cancer Care Providers' Conference; Lakeland Regional Cancer Centery;

Lake Wales Medical Center "Breast Cancer Awareness;"  WaysMeet, Berea KY; American Cancer Society, Asheville NC;

Carolina Medical Center, Monroe NC; NorthEast Batte Cancer Center; Conover NC, Health First Center; 

Davidson College Presbyterian Church; Cornucopia House Benefit, Chapel Hill NC;

CarePartners Hospice & Cloud Cottage Benefit, Jubilee Community Church, Asheville NC;

Mission Hospital medical students & MAHEC staff

St. David’s Episcopal Church, Cullowhee NC; Grace Episcopal Churdh, Waynesville NC;

St. James Episcopal Church, Lenoir NC



 National Conference of Episcopal Deacons, Chicago, 2010;  

Episcopal Diocese of WNC, Lake Logan NC; Episcopal Clergy Spouse Retreat, Diocese WNC, Kanuga;

Grace Episcopal Church, Waynesville NC; St. David's Episcopal Church, Cullowhee NC; Cloud Cottage fundraiser;

St. Andrew's, Canton NC; Unitarian Church, Asheville, Holy Ground fundraiser; Davidson College Presbyterian Church

Junaluska Woman's Club, Waynesville NC; Grace Episcopal Church, Waynesville NC


DECK THE HALLS, SOUTHERN STYLE (with Southern writers)

2017: London KY,  Laurel Co. Library; Berea KY, Appalachian Ctr;  Jonesborough, TN, McKinney Center;

White Horse/Black Mountain; Church of the Advocate, Asheville; St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Canton NC;

Haywood Street Congregation Benefit, Asheville; WPA Theatre, Brundidge AL; UVA -Wise, Wise VA

Alleghany Public Library, Sparta NC;  Jackson County Library, Sylva NC; Rowan Public Library, Salisbury NC;

Haywood County Library, Waynesville NC; Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, Hickory NC; Mt. Airy Library NC;

High Point Public Library NC


Azule, 6/4/16

"Our Own Stories," Wintergreen Summer Festival VA; Haywood County Community Connections, Waynesville NC;

King College, Bristol TN; Emory & Henry College, Emory VA; Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Lewisburg VA; Mt. Airy Public Library

Junaluska Workshop for "Jazz of Preaching;"  King University Student "Stories" Workshop


4000 Miles, NC Stage Co., Asheville; Rupert's Birthday, TBob, Avl, 6/5/16

Wit 4 Southeast productions; A Delicate Balance Waynesville NC; Grace & Glorie Lakeland FL;

Beckett's Happy Days Waynesville; Sister Mary Ignatius... Lakeland FL and Waynesville NC;

"Road to Mecca," "Mrs. Sorken," Hamlet, Doubt, Three Tall Women all at Haywood Arts Regional Theatre

“Bed Among the Lentils” (Alan Bennett 1-act) and “Confessions of a Deacon’s Wife,”

Lakeland FL, Polk Museum of Art; Cherry Orchard Theatre, Ararat VA;

“August: Osage County,” HART, Waynesville NC


“This Ain’t Your Mama’s Tea Time,”  Haywood County Senior Center

"A Matter of Life & Death” St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church , Canton NC, Advent series

"My Own Christmas Story- with apologies to Norman Rockwell,” Lexington KY Woman’s Club

Antonia: The Story with Signs": (American Sign Language), UNCAsheville, Reuter Center;

Lipinsky Auditorium, combined with talk on Immigration; Pisgah High School

“Late Blooming”, Waynesville NC, “Let’s Talk” series, WNC Visitor Center, Waynesville NC



April 27-30 2017

Fort Pierce Library; Ground Level Farm; UU church Vero Beach,

Punta Gorda, Democratic Woman's Club


Friday February 2o, Rockledge FL, League of Women Voters (Space Coast) & UU Fellowship at Pineda, 7 pm

Sunday, February 22: The Villages,  1:45 pm, for residents

Monday, February 23, Jacksonville, UU church, 7405 Arlington Expressway, 7 pm

"Go, Granny D!" New Hampshire Rebellion Tour

January 2014

January 18, Portsmouth group (Merrimack)

January 19, Nashua group (Northwood)

January 20, Keene group (Hopkinton)

January 21, Concord (all groups converged)

"Go, Granny D!" FL Tour #3, 2014

Monday December 1,  Gainesville, Civic Media Center, 7 pm

Tuesday December 2, walking into Tallahasee, part of  Rhana Bazzini's "Walk in the Footsteps of Granny D"

Wednesday, December 3,  show in Tallahassee, UU Church, 1 p.m.

NEW ENGLAND TOUR #2: "Go, Granny D!"

Friday, October 3: Hartford, Conn. University of Hartford, Wilde Auditorium, 4 pm

Saturday, October 4: Pittsfield MA (Berkshires), 7 pm,  Move to Amend, MA350, Free Speech for People,

1st United Methodist Church;

Sunday, October 5: Portland ME, Community TV Network Studio, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, 4 pm;

Tuesday October 7: York County ME, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections

Friday, October 10: Keene NH, (evening) details TBA

Sunday, October 12: Wakefield PA, Penn Hill Meeting House (afternoon)

(Other dates TBA)


"Go, Granny D!" FL Tour #2

November 6-10 : Holding for Florida Tour 

(Rhana Bazzini's Walk in the Footsteps of Granny D)

Thursday November 6: Belleview?

Saturday, November 8: Gainesville, Civic Media Center, 7:30

Sunday November 9: Summerfield FL, UU of Marion, 4 pm 

Monday November 10: Stonecrest Community Center, 7 pm

 FLORIDA TOUR: "Go, Granny D!" Sept. 2014

(Coordinating with Rhana Bazzini's Walk in the Footsteps of Granny D)

Thursday September 18: Sarasota, Fogartyville Community Center, 525 Kumquat Ct., $10, 7 pm

Friday, September 19: St.Pete, USF, Harbor Hall (Old Dali Museum), 1000 3rd St. So., Donation,  7 pm,

Saturday, September 20: Largo, New Stage Theatre (in Country Day School), Donation, 8 pm;

11650 131st St. N (SE corner, 131st & Ulmerton)

Sunday, September 21: Inverness, Old Courthouse, Old Courthouse Square, Donation, 4 pm

Monday, September 22: Tampa, University of Tampa, Plant Hall, Donation, 7 pm

Tuesday, September 23: Port Richey, King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 US 19, Donation,  2 pm

"Go, Granny D!" Pacific Northwest Tour

Sunday, July 13, Olympia WA, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 7 pm

Tuesday July 15:  Portland OR, West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd, 7 pm

Wednesday July 16: Hood River OR (tentative)

Friday July 18 & Saturday July 19:  Pocket Theater,  Seattle WA

Monday July 21: Bellingham Friends & Unitarians at UU Fellowship, Bellingham WA


Tuesday, April 1, Henniker NH, New England College, Great Room, 7 pm

Thursday April 3:  Amherst MA, Hampshire College, "Red Barn;" 7 pm;

League of Women Voters, Free Speech for People

Saturday April 5:  Portland ME, Space Gallery, 4 p.m.

Northeast Citizens for Clean Elections

Sunday April 6:  Blue Hill ME, Emlen Hall, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 8:  Camden ME, Public Library, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 10, Cambridge MA, Friends' Meeting, 7:30  pm


Saturday, February 22: Nashville, Peace & Justice Center @ Nashville Friends' Meeting

7 p.m.;  530 26th Ave N,  (615) 329-2640

Monday, February 24: Little Rock, Weekend Theatre, 7:30 pm,

Wednesday, February 26: Temple TX, Temple Civic Theatre, 7 pm, 254-778-4751

Saturday-Sunday, March 1-2 weekend: Tucson AZ, Invisible Theatre

Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 3 pm,   520-882-9721

Wednesday, March 5: Duncanville TX,  Senior Center, 10:30 a.m. 

Thursday, March 6: Grand Prairie TX,  The Summit, 10:30 a.m.

Friday, March 7: Austin TX, Unitarian Church, 8 pm. 4700 Grover Av. (512) 452-6168


Sunday, July 14, Portland OR, 1st Unitarian Church, 3 p.m.

(Move to Amend, League of Women Voters, Alliance for Democracy, Unitarian Church)

Monday, July 15, Corvallis OR, Public Library, 7 p.m.

(League of Women Voters, Physicians for a National Health Plan)

Wednesday, July 17, Coos Bay OR, Dolphin Players, 7:30 p.m.

(League of Women Voters)

Thursday, July 18, Ashland OR, Ashland Public Library, 6:30 p.m.

(Move to Amend, Jackson County)

Sunday, July 21, Cupertino CA, "Confessions of a Clergy Wife," St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Adult Forum

Sunday, July 21, Palo Alto CA, Unitarian Church, 7:30 p.m.

(Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, California Clean Money Campaign, Raging Grannies)

Monday, July 22, Monterey CA, Monterey Peace Center, 7 p.m.

(Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, Monterey Peace and Justice Center)