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The JOY Show

We decided to end this tumultuous year with stories about JOY. Our vibrant lineup if storytellers include Alina Aliyar, Barbie Haven, Brittani Nelson, Deb Wheelbarger, and Erika Worth. Come join us for a night of community, laughter, inspiration, and hope. Advance tickets are $15/$20 at the door. We will sell out, so please get your tickets early. [from Facebook event page] After 2018 shattered our hearts into a million pieces, we decided to end this tumultuous year talking about JOY. Come join us for a night of community, laughter, inspiration, and hope. [from the ROAR website]

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TELLEBRATION We Are Connected: Coming Together As A People Of The Human Race

Discover how our stories connect us. We find similarities in the stories we tell, in the triumphs we celebrate, in the loves we have lost. Nationally acclaimed storyteller Oba William King comes to Portland, Oregon as the featured storyteller for Tellabration™ 2018 with an evening of connections. Known as The Poetic Storyteller, Oba plays with rhythm and rhyme to capture your imagination. Winner of awards like the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Traditional Folk Arts, Oba incorporates He has presented programs across the United States for young children, teens, adults, and seasoned storytellers. Join the Portland Storytellers’ Guild in welcoming Oba William King for Tellebration™ on Saturday, November 17th, 8:00 p.m. in the Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SE Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR. Tickets $20 at…

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Free Storytelling Workshop for BIPoC

Hi folks! This workshop is to give you a general HOW-TO on storytelling introduction, I encourage you to use DISTANCE as a theme to work on. This workshop is FREE and open to BIPoC as a means and way to get more folks to tell stories across Portland. There are a couple of storytelling events coming up in Portland and I’d love to get more of you to come out and tell stories! There is a Moth coming up the following Tue after this workshop and I wanted to use that theme as a way to work on some stories. Note: You need to BUY a ticket to the Moth and you need to throw your name into the hat on the day of the…

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Workshop: The Art of Storytelling — Words Flying High

Stories are embodied in the words through which they are told. We tell a story and our listeners are taken on a journey as our words enkindle their imagination. When we craft our stories, we too hear the words and take flight in our imagination. Words Fly High is an apt description of the art of storytelling. Join this workshop as Oba William King leads us through the essentials of successful moving stories A Tellebration™ workshop with nationally known storyteller, Oba William King. This workshop is for both the beginner and the developing storyteller and/or anyone interested in the art of storytelling. Experienced tellers will gain new perspectives from a master storyteller who has presented storytelling workshop for classrooms, libraries and at major storytelling festival…

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Workshop: We Are Connected: Becoming One With Your Audience

Looking to increase connections with your audience? What little extra step can we take to increase their – and our – enjoyment of the story –telling –listening experience? Join Oba William King, nationally recognized storyteller, as he shares essential techniques such as finding rhythm, riding the wave, making it funny, using the pause. This will be a “hands on” workshop: bring a 3 minute story. We will be on our feet, and working together to find and hone our strengths as storytellers. This workshop is aimed towards the experienced storytellers, and will be open to Guild members and also to non-members with storytelling experience before a live audience. Oba William King has lead workshops in a wide variety of settings including national storytelling festivals. Every…

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The Mystery Box Show: Social Dinner Party

Let’s erase the stigma of sex being a forbidden topic of conversation! Normalization has always been a goal at The Mystery Box show. This elegant dinner party takes it one step further by allowing and ENCOURAGING sex talk at the dinner table! The evening will begin with cocktails and appetizers, followed by 2 courses and dessert, interspersed with a special screening and deep dive into some of the Mystery Box Show’s most compelling sex-centric stories. All paired with wine and amazing conversation! We will be joined by the storytellers themselves- a real treat to be able to talk directly to their experiences. And who knows? Maybe the evening will inspire anecdotes and stories of your own! This evening will make an excellent date night, a…

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Native American Indian Storytelling and Drumming

From Multnomah County Library’s website: These are traditional stories and songs of the Kalapuya people of the Willamette Valley. The stories portray the animal people and their adventures. Each story teaches lessons. Often, the stories involve audience participation. The stories are opened by traditional drumming that enhances the presentation. Drumming will also be a part of the closing of the program. Made possible by The Library Foundation through support from The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Fund. [This is a multiple day event: Friday, November 09, 2018 4:00 pm Native American Indian Storytelling and Drumming at Fairview-Columbia Meeting Room First come, first served. Saturday, November 10, 2018 11:00 am Native American Indian Storytelling and Drumming at St. Johns Library First come, first served. Thursday,…

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STTS: Live! at LitCrawl

It’s Storytellers Telling Stories: Live! Where a live band plays while performers regale you with adventures in heartache, fame, and awkwardness. Storytellers Telling Stories Live! is where music meets storytelling — authors, poets, actors, comedians, and musicians unite for a rousing performance full of laughter and heartache — inspired by the Storytellers Telling Stories Podcast and hosted by Jude Brewer. OUR LINEUP: Brianna Barrett Kevin Sampsell Jennifer Robin Tabitha BlankenBiller Margaret Malone …featuring the Colin Trio as the live band! [From the Facebook event page][see also the Sched official site]

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Matthew Eiford-Schroeder at Grief Rites Readers Series Nov. 5

Printed Matter Vancouver is proud to announce that Matthew Eiford-Schroeder, the author of our most recent release, Consistently East, will be one of the featured readers at Grief Rites Readers Series on Monday, November 5. The series, which is hosted by Melissa Lynne and Marialicia Gonzalez, takes place at Post 134 in Portland (2104 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211). The community will celebrate the three-year anniversary of this remarkable series that night. [Also featuring Daniel Dagris, Nicole Smith, Meg Weber, Sean Davis, Marybeth Bonfiglio, and Jen Violi] https://printedmattervancouver.com/2018/10/10/matthew-eiford-schroeder-reads-from-consistently-east-at-grief-rites-readers-series-on-monday-november-5/ [from the Facebook event page]

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Urban Tellers Immigrants Refugees

From the Facebook event page: The increasingly acerbic, anti-immigrant sentiment running rampant in our own community and around the world has convinced us that now is the perfect time to celebrate and support immigrants and refugees by hearing their stories. These Urban Tellers® narratives enrich our community by helping us realize the humanity we share. Live music with house band Tonight’s Special at 7pm when doors open Stories at 8pm, featuring Urban Tellers® Sankar Raman, Wafa Almaktari, Ivan Hernandez, Onyeka Jones, Victor Bencomo and Israa Hasani. [Purchase tickets here.]

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