Ken Iverson has been telling stories since he entered military service when he was 17. He believes that stories, and humor, can help a person find their way.
He loves the connection that sharing stories creates and how a story can bring people together.
He is a founding member and past-president of the Portland Storytellers’ Guild. Offering Workshops on Beginning Storytelling and Personal Story Creation he has presented workshops coast to coast (Boston & Newport – still working on those middle states) and throughout the Pacific Northwest.
He loves laughter and delights in the power of words to form images that transport us to another place or time. He says “stories have a remarkable ability to reach deep inside of us helping to heal our limiting beliefs and fears”.
Ken tells original stories as well as traditional and contemporary folktales and myths from around the world for audiences of all ages. His enthusiastic telling has been well received throughout the Pacific Northwest. He was awarded the Second Place trophy in the Seattle Folklife Festivals renowned Liar’s Contest in both 2011 & 2012 (person capturing First Place – Lied!). He was also a featured teller at the Folklife Festivals Ghost Story event in 2012 & 2013.
In 2014 the National Storytelling Network awarded Ken it’s ORACLE Award for Service and Leadership in the Pacific Region (CA, OR, WA, AK, HI) for exemplary leadership and service and significant contributions to his community through Storytelling.
Ken has stories for anytime of year and special programs for St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.