An evening of remembrance, hope and joy.
As Winter winds down and Spring approaches, join us in celebrating the turn of the seasons and the rebirth that surrounds us. In this time of renewal, stories can kindle the fire and enthusiasm that asks: Do you Believe in Magic?
Join with the Portland Storytellers Guild as Ingrid Nixon, Howard Adler and Eric Foxman share the answers they have found over time, spanning the ages from ancient legends to the experiences of yesterday. Hear how their answers reverberate with your own.
Joined by Gretchen Peterson as the host for the evening, the Portland Storytellers Guild is delighted to share with you a program of stories that will be a harbinger of the coming Spring.
From a background of community theater, Eric Foxman turned to storytelling a quarter century ago in order to share the literary tales that had deeply touched him. In the interim, as he performed in New York / New England, the Southwest and throughout the Pacific Northwest, as well as Canada, Germany, and England, his repertoire has grown to encompass personal stories, traditional legends and historic tales.
Ingrid Nixon has a strong affinity for wild places and the creatures that inhabit them. Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, she lived in Alaska for over two decades working for much of that time as a National Park Service ranger. These days, she is a professional storyteller who tells stories on expeditions around the world and at venues around the country, including the National Storytelling Festival. She holds a Masters in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University.
As a teacher at Benson High School, Howard Adler let his Monday classes begin with stories from the students. Which isn’t a surprise, as he has been a member of the Guild for over a dozen years. To those students, he brings stories from his years in New York, and from his love of the cultural folklore roots that still suffuse his life.
Out of this rich wellspring of diverse tales, Ingrid, Howard and Eric bring you an evening of stories celebrating Hope and Rebirth.