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January Guild Show

5:00 Saturday, January 13
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Live on Zoom! Four Portland Guild Members who tell stories nationwide as professional storytellers meet via the magic of the internet.
Join Ingrid Nixon- Alaska, Chetter Galloway- Georgia, Anne Rutherford- Oregon, & Norm Brecke- Oregon as they regale you with stories of limitless bounty.

About the tellers:

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Ingrid Nixon

Ingrid Nixon is an award-winning, world-traveling storyteller who whisks listeners away on journeys of the imagination. Exploration nail-biters, tall tales, traditional and personal stories—she tells them all on international expeditions, and at venues around the country, including the National Storytelling Festival. She is a champion liar many times over and – no lie – holds a Masters in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University. She hails from Alaska. More at


Chetter Galloway

Chetter Galloway grew up hearing his father tell stories on Sunday Road trips. One of his favorites was “The Talking Skull,” a West African cautionary tale where a man loses his head! Chetter has a Master in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University. He has performed his engaging and entertaining stories at many venues including the National Association of Black Storytellers Festival, National Parks, Risk!, The Moth, and the Smithsonian.He invites you to Feel the Rhythm and Live the Story! More at

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Anne Rutherford

Award-winning storyteller Anne Rutherford delights audiences nationwide with funny, touching performances that include tales of personal adventure, West Coast folklore and prize-winning lies. Her singing and mandolin playing add to the fun, along with vivid vocal and physical characterizations. A featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival, Anne has also been a Teller in Residence at the International Storytelling Center three times. Rutherford is a five-time first-place winner of the Northwest Folklife Liar’s Contest and has five Storytelling World Awards for her CDs. More at

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Norm Brecke

Before becoming a professional storyteller, Norm Brecke was an award-winning teacher. He’s told at 7 festivals across the country. Just this summer he was teller in residence, along with his wife Anne, at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, TN. During covid, Norm was busy telling virtually primarily with the TBD Storytellers Creative Cohort. He has written three books and has an award-winning CD. He energetically tells folktales, creatively crafted personal narratives, and stories in song. More at

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