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Portland Storytellers’ Guild: Jocularity, Jocularity, Jocularity

February 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

A Levitatious Evening of Escape

It’s a good time for a laugh. Or maybe Two! How About THREE? Join Trish Anderson, Patrick Gannon and Eric Foxman for stories, whether true or maybe-true, which we promise will put a smile on your face. In fact, we guarantee it: if you don’t laugh often during the evening, we’ll give you double your sorrows back! Join us to hear about: the whale that goes boom; ram, lamb, thank you ma’am; criminal M.O.s; and other stories. An evening of jocularity in all its varied richness.

Saturday evening, February 6 at 7:00 pm (PST) via Zoom in the comfort of your own home. Click here for Tickets which are just $10 per log-in; as many people can watch as is safe in your circumstances.

AND… Register Now, Watch Later  — Registrants will get an email the day after the performance and can watch the recording during the week following the show!

Trish Anderson began storytelling in 2017 and discovered that stories can resonate far beyond just making you laugh. Like any good art, stories can distract us from our daily heap of sorrow, and sometimes even give hope and healing. Offstage, Trish does freelance editing and illustrating, painting pictures with words, and telling stories with drawings.

As a third grade teacher, Patrick Gannon loved reading stories to his students. Now that he is retired, he enjoys the oral storytelling art form. He particularly enjoys telling historical stories of people whose achievements are rarely recognized by the public. To paraphrase George Santayana’s statement “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it” Patrick adds “Those who do not learn the lessons of courage from people of the past deny themselves the opportunity to emulate those acts of courage in the present.”

After decades exploring the remotest corners of the globe collecting tales, Eric Foxman has retired to a corner of his library and become an armchair storyteller. His fancy is tickled by stories with humor, those that depict folks overcoming unusual circumstances, tales with an unexpected ending, and by a well-turned phrase. Who doesn’t like a good yarn?


Portland, OR 97207


Portland Storytellers’ Guild
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