Once In A Blue Moon: Oddities, Rarities & Anomalies

One blue-moon moment for Barb Fankhauser was the day she connected with the Portland Storytellers Guild and found a world of people who shared her love of stories. While she embraces tales from all traditions, it is the great Norse epics of her ancestors, mid-life and elder tales, and personal stories that she loves best — tales that carry the wisdom to guide us through life with wit, grace and insight.

For Mike Goss the moment came when he realized storytelling could the world a better place. Such opportunities that have appeared many times in his life, including traffic court, where he convinced the judge to take $100 off a speeding ticket, and in leadership roles when Mike used stories to paint the big picture that his team embraced.

As a storyteller, songwriter and performing artist. Anne-Louise Sterry is always on the lookout for the excitement of totally unexpected events, especially when they provoke laughter and delight she can share through music and stories. Unfailingly positive and empowering, Anne-Louise never fails to bring energy and authenticity to her audiences worldwide.

While he enjoys a sense of order and certainty, John Wylder is always ready to take a leap into the unknown — like the day his instructor in a class on writing memoir said, “You should try storytelling instead of story writing.” The rest, as they say, is history. John tells personal stories of life, love and family with a sense of warmth and humor.

02/01/2020 7:30 PM

Door Time: 7:00 PM

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Once in a blue moon, the expression goes, an event may send us careening off in unanticipated directions. And who better to chart such surprising courses than four of Portland’s best storytellers?

Join Barbara Fankhauser, Mike Goss, Anne-Louise Sterry and John Wylder for “Once in a Blue Moon,” Saturday evening, February 1, at the Clinton Street Theater as they explore the unexpected. How do they change gears? Reframe? Survive? How would you?

One thing we have come to expect from a Portland Storytellers Guild performance— an engrossing and entertaining evening — is surely in the offing.

Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 7:30.

One blue-moon moment for Barb Fankhauser was the day she connected with the Portland Storytellers Guild and found a world of people who shared her love of stories. While she embraces tales from all traditions, it is the great Norse epics of her ancestors, mid-life and elder tales, and personal stories that she loves best — tales that carry the wisdom to guide us through life with wit, grace and insight.

For Mike Goss the moment came when he realized storytelling could the world a better place. Such opportunities that have appeared many times in his life, including traffic court, where he convinced the judge to take $100 off a speeding ticket, and in leadership roles when Mike used stories to paint the big picture that his team embraced.

As a storyteller, songwriter and performing artist. Anne-Louise Sterry is always on the lookout for the excitement of totally unexpected events, especially when they provoke laughter and delight she can share through music and stories. Unfailingly positive and empowering, Anne-Louise never fails to bring energy and authenticity to her audiences worldwide.

While he enjoys a sense of order and certainty, John Wylder is always ready to take a leap into the unknown — like the day his instructor in a class on writing memoir said, “You should try storytelling instead of story writing.” The rest, as they say, is history. John tells personal stories of life, love and family with a sense of warmth and humor.