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A Special Guild Event

5pm Saturday, March 16th
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A Celebration of the Joy and Storytelling Craft of Patrick Gannon (1950-2024). A Virtual Gathering over Zoom.  A chance to reminisce and experience, once again,  one or two of Patrick's recent performances. Join us for this opportunity to remember our friend and storytelling partner.

Patrick Gannon was a vibrant member of the Portland Storytellers' Guild participating in numerous story swaps, storytelling concerts, and storytelling workshops.

 As a retired elementary school teacher, some of Patrick's oral stories originated from the classic stories he read to his students. Many of those stories had elements of humor, mystery, and wonder. He also developed many stories aimed at adult audiences. He especially liked stories which captured the bond between grandparent and grandchild.

Though he told a variety of stories, he was particularly fond of sharing historical and biographical stories of events and people of which many people are unaware.

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Born and raised in rural, northern Wisconsin, Patrick was the oldest of nine children. He told Wisconsin stories ranging  from remote, small-town Hayward to urban Milwaukee and from freezing weather to state mascots and to sports enthusiasts.

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If you would like to share a little about Patrick and his life (1-3 minutes), please email in advance, so we can create a pleasing sequence of memories for all.

Note: for technical reasons, everyone will enter in the muted and view-only mode.  We want you to feel welcome to join others 'on screen' where you can see, be seen, and be able to speak.  Just 'raise your [electronic] hand' from the "reactions" tab and your status will be changed by one of the tech hosts.

We look forward to having you be a part of this special celebration.

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