Original, traditional and contemporary folktales, myth, tall tales
Themed programs and workshops available
About the Teller
Ken Iverson has been telling stories since he entered military service when he was 17. He tells for all age groups from 6 on and enjoys telling at libraries, elementary, middle and high schools, corporate events and birthday parties. He also loves telling to seniors, including assisted living, memory care and independent living locations.
Ken tells original stories as well as traditional and contemporary folktales, myths, and tall tales from around the world. He loves the connection that sharing stories creates and how a story can bring people together. A very fun way to spend an hour.
He has special programs for St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. He has a repertoire that allows him to prepare programs for any time of the year or event.
Ken is a founding member and past-president of the Portland Storytellers’ Guild. Workshops on beginning storytelling and personal story creation are also available.
He loves laughter and delights in the power of words to form images that transport us to another place or time. He says “stories are remarkable, they entertain us and also reach deep inside of us helping to heal our limiting beliefs and fears”.
Ken's 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.
He was also a featured teller at the Folklife Festivals Ghost Story event in 2012 & 2013.
In 2014 the National Storytelling Network awarded Ken its 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.
“Having Ken out to our facility is an incredible treat; his lighthearted warmth and fun-loving stories make him a resident favorite!” – Holli, A Senior Living Facility Activity Director