Mythteller Brian Rohr and the Sacred Storytelling Series Present:
Surrendering in Gratitude:
Myths and Stories of Celebrating our Lives
Friday, November 21 – 7:30pm (doors open at 7:15pm)
Awakenings – 1016 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
$15 Advance Tickets and at the door.
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Please join Mythteller Brian Rohr and the Sacred Storytelling Series in presenting an evening of myths and stories celebrating the theme of Surrendering in Gratitude this November 21st. In this time before Thanksgiving, when the bounty and abundance of the harvest is honored, it is good to look to the old stories – the myths, folktales and fairytales – and glean the wisdom our ancestors taught through these tales on the importance of giving thanks for what we have and for those we love.
Please be aware that while families are invited and welcome, mature themes and language may be present.
About the Sacred Storytelling Series:
Storytelling is an ancient and sacred act that cultures around the world have been doing for thousands of years. In this time of rapid technology and quick sound bites, it is more important than ever to come together as a community to hear the wisdom that the old stories have to share.
Each month, from August to December, Mythteller Brian Rohr will bring forward a sacred storytelling performance utilizing the drum and the spoken word. Each performance in this series will have a different theme to help us connect to the deeper levels of our culture’s seasonal celebrations and to honor the changes in the physical world as we cycle from bright summer to dark winter.
More information at: brianrohr.com/sacred-
“Sharing the ancient art of storytelling as a way to educate, entertain and offer healing to individuals, communities and the living world.”
Brian Rohr is a Storyteller/Mythteller who resides here in the Pacific Northwest, recently moving from Port Townsend, WA to Portland, OR.
In 2007 he met mythologist and master storyteller Daniel Deardorff whose artistry convinced him to give up the steady life and move to the small rural town of Port Townsend, WA, to be mentored in the art and magic of performative mythology and storytelling.
Since this time, Rohr has toured as a featured teller for national audiences, taught and performed at major conferences, festivals, high schools, universities, synagogues and libraries. The list includes: the 14th International Jewish Renewal Aleph Kallah; Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle; Illinois State University; Trickster Tales Storytelling Festival in Washington State; Tapestry of Jewish Learning in Austin, TX, the Mankind Project and more.
Rohr was named by JT News as a “10 Under 40” recipient – Honored as one of ten notable Jewish people in Washington under 40 years old who are doing important and inspirational works within the community, specifically honored as a storyteller.
As a storyteller, Brian focuses on the old stories – the myths, folktales and fairy tales – from many different cultures, knowing that these old stories are alive, vital and can inform us on how to live our lives as authentic human beings, helping to make sense and meaning of the living world we are a part of.
Rohr is a member of the National Storytelling Network, the Healing Story Alliance, the Portland Storytellers Guild and the Jewish Storytelling Coalition.
“You’re helping to keep cultures and ancient tales rich and alive in an age of quick info and technology.”
– Joe Roche, Wrier, Actor, Humorist
“Thank you for your stories… You are a very passionate and gifted storyteller. I was moved, intrigued, and inspired by the folklore and how you weaved the story together. Each one resonates truth.”
– Eric J Jones. Sr.
“It is rare I suggest a teacher and teller so completely. I encourage you to go [to this performance].”
– Abby Gail Layton, Meditation Teacher