Portland Storytellers' Guild presents the Sarah Hauser Festival of Stories

Stories are how we make meaning of our lives and our world. They make us laugh, think–and teach us how to be human. When the pace of change accelerates absurdly and our definition of “community” seems to change with every headline, stories can ground us and help us remember who we are.

The Portland Storytellers’ Guild preserves the ancient tradition of oral storytelling in the modern world by creating a space where teller and listener sit down and together, recreate the stories of our common humanity. Like all living things, stories come to life when they are nurtured by being told, heard and savored.

For 25 years, the Portland Storytellers’ Guild has been introducing people of the Pacific Northwest to the joy and power of stories in person, face to face. Old stories that may have been committed to print long ago breathe and move and sing again. New stories find their way from our lives into our tales. It is said that to be human is to have a story to tell. That is what the Portland Storytellers’ Guild is all about.

06/02/2018 7:30 PM

Door Time: 7:00 PM

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Friday Night Line-up

Five of this season’s premier storytellers – Will Hornyak, Patrick Gannon, Kriya Kaping, Alton Chung, and the duo of Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke — return with all new material in an encore performance. And a sixth who took ill and could not tell her story back in January, the beloved nonagenarian teller Pearl Steinberg, will there to make up for lost time, so to speak.

Saturday Night Line-up

One of the highlights of every Guild season, Storython, brings 15 tellers to the stage, each with a five-minute story that is also a juried performance used by the PSG to select performers for the 2018-19 season. Scheduled to appear: Janice Alexander, Trisha Anderson, Maura Doherty, Drea Douglas, Gideon For-mukwai, Wink Harner, Edward Hershey, Kelly Hoffman, Kitty Kaping, Shay Knorr, Chuck McConnell, Juliana Person, Jacki Wildenauer, John Wylder and Susan Zwingli.

Stories are how we make meaning of our lives and our world. They make us laugh, think–and teach us how to be human. When the pace of change accelerates absurdly and our definition of “community” seems to change with every headline, stories can ground us and help us remember who we are.

The Portland Storytellers’ Guild preserves the ancient tradition of oral storytelling in the modern world by creating a space where teller and listener sit down and together, recreate the stories of our common humanity. Like all living things, stories come to life when they are nurtured by being told, heard and savored.

For 25 years, the Portland Storytellers’ Guild has been introducing people of the Pacific Northwest to the joy and power of stories in person, face to face. Old stories that may have been committed to print long ago breathe and move and sing again. New stories find their way from our lives into our tales. It is said that to be human is to have a story to tell. That is what the Portland Storytellers’ Guild is all about.