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The Moth Mainstage in Portland

The Moth is true stories, told live and without notes. The Moth celebrates the ability of stories to honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience, and to satisfy a vital human need for connection. It seeks to present recognized storytellers among established and emerging writers, performers and artists and to encourage storytelling among communities whose stories often go unheard. Presented by Literary Arts.

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The Moth: StorySLAM: Wisdom

WISDOM: Prepare a five-minute story about lessons born of experience. Advice from elders, gurus, and sages. Knowledge gleaned from hard knocks or fortune cookies. Mistakes and successes, Confucius or Dr. Phil. *PLEASE NOTE THAT PROOF OF VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.* Your last dose must be administered at least 14 days prior to date of arrival. Proof of a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of the event will also be accepted in lieu of proof of vaccination.  We will not be selling any tickets at the door. This venue is 16+ *Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final. Media Sponsors: OPB and Literary…

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Telltale Presents: Let’s Go Home

Hey, champ! Thanks for checking out Telltale. We are a monthly curated storytelling event for people that like to get vulnerable and take no shit. We are into genuine connection, laughter, heartbreak, poignant moments, and community building. We are solidly in our 5th season. Although we have generally gone back to doing our shows in person at The Chapel Theatre, there wasn’t an available date for us for November that worked for the crew, so we’re going to do a one off ZOOM ONLY show. No in person version. (We will be back to livestreaming and being in person in December though!) So let’s pretend it’s winter 2020 (gross….) and do this one more time. At Telltale, you can expect about 8 performers sharing something…

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Live Wire: Portland Book Festival Edition with Gary Shteyngart, Omar El Akkad, Atsuko Okatsuka, The Lowest Pair.

GARY SHTEYNGART Gary Shteyngart is not afraid to get satirical when the situation calls for it. An American writer born in Leningrad, Shteyngart’s prose is filled with blistering humor and sharp societal observations powered by masterful storytelling. His work is acclaimed and awarded, best-selling and blurbed, read and translated into twenty-six languages. Our Country Friends is the story of eight friends, one country house, four romances, and six months in isolation to explore love, friendship, family, and betrayal. Twitter • Buy ‘Our Country Friends’ OMAR EL AKKAD Omar El Akkad is an author and journalist. He began his journalism career at the start of the war on terror, and, over the following decade, he reported from Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, and many other locations around the…

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Crash Course in Storytelling

Portland Story Theater’s workshop Crash Course in Storytelling is designed to give you a taste of the fabulous art form of storytelling in 3 hours. Interactive. Fast-paced. Fun! Everyone 18+ welcome, no experience necessary. As participants, you’ll search your memory banks for the people, happenings and conflicts that sustain you day in and day out. We will explore the necessity of vulnerability in storytelling, as well as techniques for bringing your stories alive. Our approach teaches intentional storytelling when you trust the story and speak extemporaneously from the heart. Co-Facilitators: Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy Lynne Duddy is a narrative artist who creates captivating stories that draw listeners into the realm of real life. Founder of Portland Story Theater, Lynne draws from her rich repertoire…

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Community Storytelling Training Intensive

Personal storytelling is one of the most intimate forms of communication. Telling our story in community has the potential to bridge divides, cultivate trust, and inspire action by inviting those gathered to better understand what others have lived, suffered, and overcome. In this three-and-a-half day immersive workshop, The Hearth will teach you how to utilize the transformational power of stories within your organization or community. This stand-alone intensive draws from the content of our six-month Certificate in Community Storytelling program. In a short-form collaborative learning environment, you will: Understand how stories function in our personal and public lives. Explore narrative practices that promote individual growth, social awareness, and community action. Learn how to craft personal stories for speaking, teaching, and facilitation. Discover methods for amplifying…

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Portland Storytellers’ Guild: A Rug, An Arm, and A Scoundrel

Stories exploring the unexpected. Wink Harner A multilingual transplant from Arizona, Wink Harner performs in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English with some Quechua and Nahautl thrown in. First a professor of languages, she is now a professor of adaptive technology, a trombonist, and a storyteller who studied with the South Mountain CC Storytelling institute in Phoenix. Wink crafts all types of stories but favors those with humorous twists or flat out lies. Edward Hershey Edward Hershey draws a stories from a bi-coastal life and career in sports writing, news reporting, municipal government, higher education, with stints as an antiques columnist, author of books on baseball and police hostage negotiation, theater president, basketball announcer, and, for 44 years, a mainstay of the George Polk Awards in…

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HomePlate Presents Front Porch Sessions

Join us for a virtual event inspired by the power of sharing stories to build community. About this event In early August, we hosted a fun storytelling workshop for staff and youth to come together and build public speaking skills! This workshop, led by Front Porch Sessions founder Chris Williams, was a totally humbling experience where staff and youth were encouraged to put away their phones and open themselves up to the possibilities of connecting with each other. Staff and youth participated in exercises that showcased how much we all have in common with each other. Using the storytelling workshop as a launching pad, we are hosting a virtual Front Porch Sessions event inspired by the power of sharing stories to build community. With Chris…

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The Moth: StorySLAM: Fortune

FORTUNE: Prepare a five-minute story about Lady Luck. The unexpected discoveries or a peek into the future. A one in a million chance, the flip of a coin or the spin of a wheel. Wishing well wins or four leaf clover fails. The tea leaves say the next one will be THE ONE, so when opportunity knocks, open the door. *PLEASE NOTE THAT PROOF OF VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.* Your last dose must be administered at least 14 days prior to date of arrival. Proof of a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of the event will also be accepted in lieu of proof of vaccination.  We will not be selling any tickets at the door. This venue is 16+ *Seating is not guaranteed and is available…

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Pre-Show Music: DJ Mami Miami

Join us for a Frida pre-show DJ set by DJ Mami Miami, AKA Chicana writer Emilly Prado, who will be spinning a mix of music that spans genres and geography from cumbia and quebradita to dancehall and perreo. This event is free and open to the public. All guests who attend events or gatherings at The Armory must provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the date of their visit. If you are unable to be vaccinated, you may provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before your visit. Masks are also required at The Armory. FULL DETAILS HERE About DJ Mami Miami, AKA Emilly Prado DJ Mami Miami, AKA Chicana writer Emilly Prado, dreams of nights spent hips swaying in international multi-story discotecas. These…

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