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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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Portland Storytellers’ Guild: Guild EXTRA Show

Long time Guild member Ken Iverson shares many of his favorite Halloween stories. The program will include original stories as well as ones he’s collected over 40 years of story telling. “Make some popcorn, get a favorite drink, turn the lights down and settle in. We’ll have fun! These stories will help you laugh your way through the darkness.” Ken Iverson has brought stories to life for audiences for over 35 years. He loves how a story can bring people together. He tells original stories and traditional and contemporary folktales and myths from around the world for all ages. Ken believes that the old adage “laughter is the best medicine is close to true. “It’s not the only medicine,” he says, “but it is certainly…

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Portland Storytellers’ Guild: Storytelling 101

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.…

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Portland Storytellers’ Guild: Story Swap

PSG Story Swaps are a great way to visit with others that love stories. Story Swaps are open to all whether or not you are a PSG member. You will hear stories from every level of teller; seasoned, first timers, or those in between. Many people come at first just to listen to stories but decide over time to give storytelling a try. Swaps are a safe place for people to take those first steps into the world of storytelling. We like to get in as many tellers as possible. However, we only have so much time. If you want to tell a story, try to arrive early and get your name on the list. [Every second Friday of every month!] [See this page for…

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Portland Storytellers’ Guild: MORE THAN FOOD: Stories that Have Sustained Us Through the Pandemic

Sometimes you need a story more than food. Let a retired librarian, a favorite grandpa, and a homeschooling mom entertain you with tales that are seeing them through these difficult times. From fantastic lore and witchcraft to personal fables and faux pas, it’s an evening sure to sustain you…at least for the night! Pam Maben believes that our stories tell us who we are and offer us wisdom as we navigate our lives. As a school librarian she was introduced to a wide variety of stories especially folklore and mythology that has been an inexhaustible source of possible ways of looking at the world. She is a member of the Guild of Sacred Storytellers and a part of The Crones storytelling group. Patrick Gannon is…

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Portland Storytellers’ Guild: HEATWAVE

Heatwave: Sizzling stories from the overheated minds of Alton Chung, Anne-Louise Sterry, Ken Iverson and John Wylder. The opening show of the Portland Storytellers’ Guild season – a virtual extravaganza. All paid registrants will receive a link the day after the performance to be able to watch a recording of the show. This link will be active for one week. So if you have a conflict and miss the performance, or just want to enjoy some/all of it again, don’t worry. [Register here]

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PSG: Monthly Story Swap

PSG Story Swaps are a great way to visit with others that love stories. Story Swaps are open to all whether or not you are a PSG member. You will hear stories from every level of teller; seasoned, first timers, or those in between. Many people come at first just to listen to stories but decide over time to give storytelling a try. Swaps are a safe place for people to take those first steps into the world of storytelling. We like to get in as many tellers as possible. However, we only have so much time. If you want to tell a story, try to arrive early and get your name on the list. [See the PSG website for more details]

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PSG Addition: YES, IT REALLY HAPPENED!

Perhaps Hard To Believe, Yet True Join the Guild for a quick tour of historical oddities:  A Book and A Ship.  A Man With a Penchant For Selling.  A Set of Keys.  And More.  Each tale different.  Each Account Amazing.  Every Story Memorable.  All true stories – Yes, They Really Happened! — that are on the edge of disbelief. Eric Foxman brings stories of people and astonishing events from many lands.  An hour of Goosebumps, Smiles and possibly Warm-Fuzzy Feelings (though not necessarily all at the same time). This unusual addition to the Guild’ season is a special Thank You and Fund Raiser program for five professional Guild members whose performance incomes have been adversely impacted by the pandemic.  There is no registration fee to…

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Portland Storytellers’ Guild Monthly Story Swap – Free!

Join the Portland Storytellers’ Guild for an informal evening of stories shared virtually. Join us to tell.  Join us to listen.   A friendly supportive atmosphere composed of tellers with all levels of experience. We’ll fit in as many tellers as we can, so be prepared to volunteer at the start.  Spoken stories (not read) to be limited to 6-7 minutes.

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Portland Storytellers’ Guild: ROAD – TESTED !!!

Three Veteran Guild Members (Anne Louise Sterry, Chetter Galloway and Will Hornyak) reprise crowd favorites for a rollicking evening of stories, songs and poems.   An evening to remember from some of the Guild’s favorites. Join us for a fun frolic with old friends and wonderful tales. A virtual evening of stories Saturday, May 1 at 7pm PDT / 8pm MDT / 9pm CDT / 10pm EDT / 6pm AKDT. Register here — only $10 per computer connection; as many can watch as is socially-distanced-safe. Remember – the evening will be recorded; all registrants will get a link the day after to watch the recording anytime in the following week. So don’t let the start time or a prior commitment stand in your way: The Guild…

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