It’s not quite like reducing a treatise to the head of a pin but telling a story in 5 minutes is the challenge for 14 of us in “Storython,” the Portland Storytellers Guild’s opening performance Saturday, Sept 3 at Hipbone Studio – with the added pressure of competing for slots in a Guild program on the first Saturday of each month through May. If you’re in town Labor Day weekend come hear for yourself.
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To say we are excited to be have Kim Weitkamp as our featured teller at this year’s Tellabration!™ would be an understatement. We’ve been fortunate to have Kim tell in Portland in the past and have been even luckier to have her come a share her knowledge in her workshops.
This year we will have both. On Saturday morning on November 19 she will be leading a workshop geared to storytellers of both the spoken and written word in a workshop titled, appropriately enough, “Tongue and Pen.”
This is a four hour master class that serious storytellers will not want to miss. Space is limited, so register early.
Then, that evening in the main auditorium of Multnomah Arts Center, she will dazzle with her stories, her songs, her humor and her warmth. So celebrate the bounty of stories at this year’s Tellabration!™
Long-time Guild member, Rita Jean Stochosky is downsizing from a two-bedroom apartment to a studio and has a large collection of storytelling resources she would like to offer to the Guild. She lives in Forest Grove and needs to move within two weeks. She has asked if there is someone available to come to her apartment and sort through the material to see what would be of value to the Guild. The materials consist of books and file folders with stories and articles about storytelling, arranged alphabetically. If anyone in the Guild is available to do that, please make arrangements directly with Rita Jean. She can be reached at 971-227-4068. Thank you.
We’re kicking off the new storytelling year with our annual Storython…one of the most fun events of the year. Come listen to 15 tellers and 15 stories. These are the auditions for the rest of the storytelling year, so these tellers have polished their stories to a high degree. The selection committee is scattered around the audience…you don’t know who they are, but they are assessing these tellers to see if they are “performance ready” or need more coaching and guidance.
The evening is fast paced and the stories range from fairy tales to myths, from humor to deeply personal stories. We encourage you to come, bring a friend, bring a date, bring a spouse. You’ll be glad you did.