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Performances

Storytelling – A vibrant Art

Current  Season in Production

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Virtual Guild shows only $10

Tales for a Winter's Night An Old Fashioned Christmas with Alton Takiyama-Chung
Love, Larceny & Laughter
Stories from Norway: Odd & Otherwise
Expectations
Blast Off! And Other Childhood Adventures
Thor, Loki, and the Ice Giants
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Enjoy our monthly First Saturday Performances and our PSG EXTRA shows highlighting a single teller. All registrants will get an email the day after the performance with a link to watch the recording during the following week.  This is a bonus second chance, or if you missed the evening, you get to enjoy the stories at your leisure.

Want to tell a story? Improve your craft?

Check out our story swaps and workshops

For now, all shows, workshops. and story swaps will be virtual using zoom

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Painting

7 pm Saturday, Sept. 4

September

HEATWAVE: Sizzling Stories
from Overheated Minds

Join our intrepid storytellers as they help us celebrate the Labor Day weekend! They will entertain you with tall tales and wild stories about friendship, travel, visitor and other familiar themes with unfamiliar outcomes. 

Tellers: Ken Iverson, Anne-Louise Sterry, Alton Takiyama-Chung and John Wylder

It was a great show! Link no longer available

Friends Eating Dinner

7 pm Saturday, Oct. 2

   October

MORE THAN FOOD:
Stories that Have Sustained Us Through the Pandemic

Let a retired librarian, a favorite grandpa, and a homeschooling mom entertain you with tales that are seeing them through these trying times.

Tellers: Holly Robison, Pam Maben, and Patrick Gannon

It was a great show! Link no longer available

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5 pm Saturday, Oct. 23     Guild EXTRA Show

  October

HALLOWEEN STORIES FOR THE FAINT OF HEART
Served with a Generous Side of Laughter

Long time Guild member, Ken Iverson shares many of his favorite Halloween stories; including original stories as well as ones he's collected over 4o years of storytelling.

Teller:Ken Iverson

It was a great show! Link no longer available

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7 pm Saturday, Nov. 6

November

A RUG.AN ARM, AND A SCOUNDREL
Stories Exploring the Unexpected

What do a Turkish tourist trap, a broken bone in Mexico City, and a brazen thief have in common? These are all elements of surprise in the Portland Storytellers' Guild November show.

Tellers: Wink Harner, Edward Hershey, and Brian Rohr

It was a great show! Link no longer available

Coffee and Games

7 pm Saturday, Dec.4

TALES FOR A WINTER’S NIGHT:
An Old Fashioned Christmas

December

A Portland Storytellers' Guild Holiday Special!

Dear Santa,

It has been a heck of a year.  With the sky green and grass blue, we could use a touch of tradition...

Gather round  for an Old Fashioned Christmas and a virtual cup of Holiday cheer.

Teller: Alton Takiyama-Chung

Thank you for your interest.

Live link now available!

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5 pm Saturday, Jan. 8

LOVE, LARCENY & LAUGHTER
Tales of O. Henry

January

Enjoy his uniquely original and all too human characters navigating predicaments still relevant today. Plus, special extras to enrich your pleasure of America’s short story genius.

Tellers: Eric Foxman and Anne Rutherford

Thank you for your interest.

Live link now available!

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5 pm Saturday, Jan. 22     Guild EXTRA Show

STORIES FROM NORWAY: Odd and Otherwise.

January

Norm will tell a variety of fun folktales from Norway and the true story of a ragtag team who shocked the world!

Teller: Norm Brecke

Thank you for your interest.

Live link now available!

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7 pm Saturday, Feb.5

EXPECTATIONS

February

Our expectations raise goosebumps of anticipation, or convince others they know exactly who we are or what happens next. But what if our expectations keep us from seeing what’s really there?

Tellers: Jeanne Anderson, Steven Henegar, and Juliana Person

Thank you for your interest.

Live link now available!

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5 pm Saturday, Feb. 19      Guild EXTRA Show

BLAST OFF! And Other Childhood Adventures

February

Join Anne Rutherford for tales of childhood escapades she’s glad she survived to tell.

Teller: Anne Rutherford

Thank you for your interest.

Live link now available!

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7 pm Saturday, Mar. 5

March

Title will be revealed....

Stay tuned for details!

Register
Tellers: Trish Anderson, Howard Adler, and Sarah Stein

Thank you for your interest.

Live link coming soon!

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5 pm Saturday, Mar.19      Guild EXTRA Show

March

WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE

March is women's history month....Stay tuned for details!

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Teller: Patrick Gannon

Thank you for your interest.

Live link coming soon!

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7 pm Saturday, Apr. 2

April

Title will be revealed....

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Tellers: Anne Penfound, Janice Alexander, and Penny Walter

Thank you for your interest.

Live link coming soon!

Sunrise over Mountains

5 pm Saturday, Apr. 16     Guild EXTRA Show

April

THOR, LOKI, AND THE ICE GIANTS
Place Your Bets...Gods vs Giants!

Pick your team then settle in and listen as the action unfolds. Storytellers Barbara Fankhauser and Ken Iverson will deliver a blow-by-blow description as Loki, Thor, and their mortal companion Thialfi compete against the  Ice Giants .

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Tellers: Barbara Fankhauser and Ken Iverson

Thank you for your interest.

Live link coming soon!

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7 pm Saturday, May 2

May

Title will be revealed....

Stay tuned for details!

Register
Tellers: Chuck McConnell, and....

Thank you for your interest.

Live link coming soon!

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5 pm Saturday, May 21    Guild EXTRA Show

May

EMBARRASSMENT & DEATH

Growing up was trickier than Ozzie & Harriet let on!

Teller: Steven Henegar

Thank you for your interest.

Live link now available!