PDX Storytellers' Guild presents Nevertheless, She Persisted!: Stories of Very Plucky Women

Enchanted by story from childhood, Pam Maben entered storytelling through her work as a school librarian. For more than 25 years she has enjoyed telling archetypal tales—particularly folklore and mythology—which embody the wisdom of many generations and cultures. She particularly enjoys telling stories in retreat, sacred, and community settings. Pam is a graduate of the School of Sacred Storytelling and a member of the Portland Storytellers Guild.

Julie Strozyk started making up stories at the age of 12 to delight her classmates and has maintained her love affair with the spoken word to this day. She attended Marylhurst College and after a short stint teaching and working in telecommunications, picked up her storytelling habit again while pretending to be a bard in a medieval recreation group. Finding like-minded tellers, she joined the Portland Storytellers Guild. Julie enjoys traditional, historical, and personal tales that touch the heart and “give it a little squeeze,” along with poetry, music and all things beautiful.

From the time Barbara Fankhauser’s father introduced her to “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” stories grabbed her and never let her go. She began telling stories the first time she got into trouble, leading her to a life as an advertising copywriter where they actually paid her a salary. She found “her people” when she found the guild in 1989. Since then she has explored stories from cultures and countries around the globe. Most recently, she has immersed herself in the great Celtic and Norse stories that are at the heart of her own ethnicity.

04/28/2018 7:30 PM

Door Time: 7:00 PM

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Join three unstoppable women as they storm the stage and fill the hall with rousing and inspiring stories of persistent women of history, myth, legend and lore at the Portland Storytellers Guild monthly showcase, Saturday evening, April 28 at the Clinton Street Theater.

Pam Maben, Julie Strozyk and Barbara Fankhauser offer up a night of stories of determined lovers and fierce mothers, world builders, real estate mavens and one who just knew her own mind and refused to settle for less. Each story will introduce you to a woman who, in spite of hardships and trials, nevertheless persisted!

As an additional delight, the sweet voice of Master Conchobar Clarsair’s Celtic harp (a.k.a. Conor the Harpist) will welcome you in and weave in and out of the stories throughout the evening, and the voice of Avery Hill will be present to sing the song of the Earth.

Both Julie Strozyk and Conor the Harpist are active members of the Society of Creative Anachronisms and we are delighted that they will be part of that night’s performance.

Enchanted by story from childhood, Pam Maben entered storytelling through her work as a school librarian. For more than 25 years she has enjoyed telling archetypal tales—particularly folklore and mythology—which embody the wisdom of many generations and cultures. She particularly enjoys telling stories in retreat, sacred, and community settings. Pam is a graduate of the School of Sacred Storytelling and a member of the Portland Storytellers Guild.

Julie Strozyk started making up stories at the age of 12 to delight her classmates and has maintained her love affair with the spoken word to this day. She attended Marylhurst College and after a short stint teaching and working in telecommunications, picked up her storytelling habit again while pretending to be a bard in a medieval recreation group. Finding like-minded tellers, she joined the Portland Storytellers Guild. Julie enjoys traditional, historical, and personal tales that touch the heart and “give it a little squeeze,” along with poetry, music and all things beautiful.

From the time Barbara Fankhauser’s father introduced her to “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” stories grabbed her and never let her go. She began telling stories the first time she got into trouble, leading her to a life as an advertising copywriter where they actually paid her a salary. She found “her people” when she found the guild in 1989. Since then she has explored stories from cultures and countries around the globe. Most recently, she has immersed herself in the great Celtic and Norse stories that are at the heart of her own ethnicity.