Nov. 13-17: Acclaimed storytellers entertain all ages at November festival @ Multnomah County Library's Tapestry of Tales Storytelling Festival

Multnomah County Library Tapestry of Tales event, Portland Oregon

Discover the power of a good story!

Experience the skill of professional storytellers and share your own story at Multnomah County Library's Tapestry of Tales Storytelling Festival, Nov. 13-17.

Take a raucous romp through Love Lost, Found and Fumbled with Beth Horner. Listen to stories and songs with Andy Offutt Irwin (Most people have an inner kid. Andy Offutt Irwin has an outer one.) In addition to Horner and Irwin, the festival features acclaimed international teller Carol Russell, as well as regional tellers Rick Huddle and Anne Rutherford. Events are scheduled at various libraries and locations throughout the community; most are free.

And this festival is not just for kids! At Cringe Down Memory Lane at Belmont Library on Tuesday, Nov. 13th @ 6:30pm, read your most embarrassing high school journal entry out loud. At DIY Stories: The Day I Really Earned My Paycheck at Central Library on Thursday, Nov. 15th @ 12pm, share your best/funniest/scariest/weirdest stories from the working world.

For teller biographies, educator resources, and a schedule of events, visit the Tapestry of Tales website: Tapestry of Tales Storytelling Festival is supported by The Library Foundation.

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  1. Portland Story Theater October 28, 2007 at 10:09 pm #

    PST’s 2007-2008 Season Opens November 2, 3, 9, 10
    Licking The Plate, (For Adults and Mature Teens) PST’s 8th major production is a brand new collection of original, true stories, written and performed by the artists, about wanting it bad and getting it good; about breaking the rules and throwing caution to the winds in our quest to find whatever it is that feeds our psychic hungers and nourishes our souls. Have you ever spent the night utterly alone, miles from the nearest outpost, huddled under your canoe in a fearsome lightning storm? What got you through? Have you given every last ounce of heart and lung and muscle and sinew and courage and determination, to win not just the race, but your father’s respect and admiration? These are stories about our deepest longings and most elemental needs.

    No Host Happy Hour 7:30 pm (21+)
    Curtain 8 pm

    Licking The Plate features founding members Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard, along with acclaimed puppeteer Penny Walter, making her grand debut on the storytelling stage… no puppets, no net. Also joining them will be special guest stars Robin Bady , storyteller, actress, musician, playwright and director from New York City (November 2nd and 3rd), and Rebecca Cohen, storytelling goddess and organizer and producer of Stories by the Sea Storytelling Festival, from Newport, Oregon (November 9th and 10th).

    All shows at Hipbone Studio, the hippest venue in town!
    1847 E Burnside, #104
    Portland, Oregon
    Free Parking! Map and Driving Directions

    About PST (
    Portland Story Theater, brain child of Lynne Duddy, was launched in 2003 to bring the urban community together for a unique performance experience, telling tales that stimulate the mind and rouse the heart. Using personal story as the foundation, tellers work collaboratively to expose and explore the universality of the human experience. This is live theater as you’ve never seen it before, with no sets, no costumes, no props, and no fourth wall — just the teller and the audience and the authentic story that unfolds between them.

    Licking The Plate is Portland Story Theater’s eighth major production in Portland. Past productions have included Love, Death, and Other Scary Stuff; All the Wrong Places; Beginner’s Luck; Everybody’s Got One; Who Am I And Where Is My Coffee?; And Then The Bed Broke!; and Always Say Yes!

    Coming in 2008!
    January 11, 12, 18, 19 ~ Lawrence Howard: Shackleton’s Antarctic Nightmare: The Endurance
    February 8, 9, 15, 16 ~ Alton Chung: Okage Sama De
    March 7, 8, 14, 15 ~ Rick Huddle: On Sale Now!
    April 11, 12, 18, 19 ~ Lynne Duddy: dark matter

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