Update 8: Shade Literary Arts is organizing a fundraiser for a Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund. You can apply for the funding through this survey link.

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Prior relief and support funds for small businesses and artists: NACF’s Native Arts Emergency Support Project, Portland Small Business Relief Fund, Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund, RACC’s  Emergency Artist Relief Fund, RACC’s page for relief resources (and updated here), RACC’s COVID-19 relief Support Beam, Literary Arts’ Booth Emergency Fund for Writers, and Oregon Humanities’ emergency funding for organizations.

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Portland Storytellers’ Guild: The Sarah Hauser Festival of Stories – Storython –

June 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$12 – $15
Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capital Highway, Portland, OR 97219 + Google Map

The  Portland Storytellers Guild will again host our two day Sarah Hauser* Festival of Stories to close our storytelling performance season.    Friday’s performance will be May 31st and Saturday’s performance will be June 1st. Friday evening, May 31. emcee Eric Foxman presents eight of the Guild’s most popular performers – Barb Fankhauser, Edward Hershey, Pam Maben, Gretchen Peterson, Holly Robison, Franz van der Horst and the team of Norm Brecke and Anne Rutherford  The evening’s tales will range far and wide and provide a cross section of styles, themes, and inciteful pictures of life and how we address the challenges that confront us.

Saturday evening, June 1, brings again one of the highlights of every Guild season — “Storython” — with a dozen tellers coming to the stage, each with a five-minute story in a fast-paced juried performance used by the Guild to round out our lineup for the 2019-20 season.Host Holly Robison will be introducing performers Jeanne Anderson, Mike Devenney, Patrick Gannon, Mike Goss, Wink Harner, Ken Iverson, Kitty Kaping, Simon Morgaine, Anne Penfound, Juliana Person, Fiona Rickford, and John Wylder.

There are several ticket options at  https://cstpdx-com.seatengine.com/events/23632  – $12 for either night ($%10 for Guild members) or $15 ($12 for memeb) for BOTH nights.

Friday, May 31 and Saturday June 1, curtain at 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm) in the Clinton Street Theater 2522 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202


*Sarah Jane Hauser was very special to a number of story lovers in Portland and those who knew her well say she would love the idea of us honoring her memory in this way.