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SPRING

May Guild Show

5pm Saturday, June 4
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Sarah Hauser was a feisty storyteller. She infused the Portland Storytellers’ Guild with excitement, enthusiasm, and encouragement. Sarah brought the Festival of Stories to life.

In that same spirit of excitement and enthusiasm, seven storytellers come together with a special program of tales they have been inspired to share. Each has been influenced in a different way, through mentors, other tellers, and the friends that have supported their undertaking of this spoken art. Join with Janice Alexander, Barbara Fankhauser, Eric Foxman, Patrick Gannon, Steven Henegar, Pam Maben, and Anne Penfound as they bring alive inspirations that have helped them develop as storytellers. In the Portland Storytellers’ Guild Festival of Stories they will celebrate Sarah Hauser's inspiring role with the Guild — through the telling of stories.

 

. $10 per Zoom connection; as many can watch as can fit in front of your screen. All registrants will receive a link to the recording which can be watched for up to a week afterwards.

About the tellers:

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Janice Alexander

Janice Alexander retired from teaching elementary school, where she enjoyed shaping experiences for her young students. She now shapes clay and stories. Thought-provoking tales are her favorites: some true, some not; some close to home, some not.

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Barb Fankhauser

Janice Alexander retired from teaching elementary school, where she enjoyed shaping experiences for her young students. She now shapes clay and stories. Thought-provoking tales are her favorites: some true, some not; some close to home, some not.

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Eric Foxman

Though he’s been here for a dozen years, Chuck McConnell still considers himself a new Portlander. “I’m still learning the city’s stories,” he says. He came to Portland from Ukraine, where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer. Before that, two decades on the headquarters staff of a nationwide trade association.  These days, he stays busy as a volunteer mediator for Multnomah County small claims court and producing trivia games for OMSI’s Science Pubs. A "personal narrative" storyteller, he’s been on the Portland Storytellers’ Guild board since 2019.

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Patrick Gannon

Though he’s been here for a dozen years, Chuck McConnell still considers himself a new Portlander. “I’m still learning the city’s stories,” he says. He came to Portland from Ukraine, where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer. Before that, two decades on the headquarters staff of a nationwide trade association.  These days, he stays busy as a volunteer mediator for Multnomah County small claims court and producing trivia games for OMSI’s Science Pubs. A "personal narrative" storyteller, he’s been on the Portland Storytellers’ Guild board since 2019.

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Janice Alexander

Though he’s been here for a dozen years, Chuck McConnell still considers himself a new Portlander. “I’m still learning the city’s stories,” he says. He came to Portland from Ukraine, where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer. Before that, two decades on the headquarters staff of a nationwide trade association.  These days, he stays busy as a volunteer mediator for Multnomah County small claims court and producing trivia games for OMSI’s Science Pubs. A "personal narrative" storyteller, he’s been on the Portland Storytellers’ Guild board since 2019.

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Pam Maben

Though he’s been here for a dozen years, Chuck McConnell still considers himself a new Portlander. “I’m still learning the city’s stories,” he says. He came to Portland from Ukraine, where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer. Before that, two decades on the headquarters staff of a nationwide trade association.  These days, he stays busy as a volunteer mediator for Multnomah County small claims court and producing trivia games for OMSI’s Science Pubs. A "personal narrative" storyteller, he’s been on the Portland Storytellers’ Guild board since 2019.

Anne Penfound Storyteller

Anne Penfound

Though he’s been here for a dozen years, Chuck McConnell still considers himself a new Portlander. “I’m still learning the city’s stories,” he says. He came to Portland from Ukraine, where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer. Before that, two decades on the headquarters staff of a nationwide trade association.  These days, he stays busy as a volunteer mediator for Multnomah County small claims court and producing trivia games for OMSI’s Science Pubs. A "personal narrative" storyteller, he’s been on the Portland Storytellers’ Guild board since 2019.