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Portland Storytellers’ Guild: Storytelling 101

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

A virtual workshop on Zoom For aspiring, beginning and intermediate tellers

Hone your craft! Shape and practice your story!

Are you working on a short story to share with family, to tell at the Moth or a story swap, or to another audience? Would you like to polish a story to submit to the Guild Selection Committee in hopes of appearing in the Guild Storython, where many tellers share 5 minute stories?
(The Storython is a prerequisite for new tellers to be considered for a PSG main stage show.)

  • Join us in the workshop with a 5-6 minute story that you wish to prepare for presentation. Please check the story timing before the workshop. Aim for 5 minutes. Stories should be spoken rather than read.

  • Any kind of story is welcome; personal, folktale, historical etc. However, please nothing lewd or offensive.

  • Also if your story is about a difficult or painful subject please be sure you have fully resolved the experience. (Otherwise it is unfair to your audience. Tell us about your resolution i.e., share the scar – not the wound.)

  • As this is a virtual but interactive workshop you will need to participate in Zoom using either a desktop or laptop computer, possibly an I-pad. (Unfortunately, joining by smart phone would not allow for the amount of interaction needed.)

  • Handouts will be emailed to you for download. You will be asked to do some writing during the workshop.

Workshop facilitated by Janice Alexander

Janice Alexander joined the Guild in 2015, shortly before her retirement from teaching, and has been telling tales ever since (some based in fact, others not).

The Portland Storytellers Guild is committed to providing two workshops each season focused on the development of beginning and intermediate storytellers (but of course, open to all levels).

The workshops are supported by the Pearl Steinberg Memorial Fund.

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Portland, OR 97207


Portland Storytellers’ Guild