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January Guild Show

7:30pm Saturday, January 7
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Ready for some reassurance in 2023? Who isn’t?
Edward Hershey, Will Hornyak and Juliana Person fill the bill.
Stories of Hope and Renewal for Hard Times” is the first Portland Storytellers Guild show in the new year;
live at Café Artichoke, 2007 SE Powell Boulevard.
Whether their subject is a boy’s fascination with fast vanishing wilderness, newlyweds’ quest for their dream home or a player’s hopeless pursuit of a spot on the team, they will demonstrate that disappointment is no match for perseverance.
The show will also be streamed live at with those who log on
asked to consider donating to the Guild, Portland’s oldest storytelling venue, at

About the tellers:


Ed Hershey

There are plenty of accomplished sportswriters, newspaper reporters, book authors, labor union leaders, New York City officials, university administrators, theater presidents, elected aldermen and basketball announcers, but probably just one who is all of the above. Retired now and living in Portland Edward Hershey draws from these endeavors and more in the stories he tells. His memoir, “The Scorekeeper,” was a finalist for the Oregon Award.

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Juliana Person

No one was more surprised than Juliana Person when she was plucked from the audience at a Guild show in 2017 to tell a story. The stage turned out to be far less terrifying than she expected, and Juliana has been at it ever since. She favors personal tales drawn from her childhood, adventures and misadventures outdoors and abroad, experiences as a cancer survivor, and a guy she met on a dating site. Married now, they live in Newberg with one human
housemate and two feline overlords.

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Will Hornyak

Born in a mud and wattle hut near the Irish Sea, storyteller William Kennedy Hornyak first heard tales upon the knee of his grandfather William Butler Yeats. Humbly plying his trade at market places and crossroads Will was vaulted into notoriety in 1986 as the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Oral Literature. He lives in Milwaukie, Oregon but resides primarily in his imagination where facts rarely intrude upon a
good story.

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