Backfence Storytelling Presents Mistakes Were Made @ Powell’s Books | Featuring Authors and Stellar Community Members

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Backfence Storytelling Presents Mistakes Were Made
June 15, 204
7-8:45PM | $18 | 17+
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Powell’s Books
1005 W. Burnside, 97209
Pearl Room / Main Floor upstairs
Portland, OR 97211

Hosted & Produced by FRAYN MASTERS & BRIAN S. ELLIS

Music by CHAACH!

We’re closing down the main room at Powell’s to bring you a private storytelling event featuring authors and stellar community members telling 8-10 minute personal stories!

Get Ready to hear stories based on the theme MISTAKES WERE MADE from these incredible STORYTELLERS!

Audience faves JASON ROUSE Actor, Teacher, Writer and all around sweet person will tell a duo story with COURTENAY HAMEISTER Former host of Live Wire! author of ‘Okay, Fine, Whatever and this beautiful and moving Modern Love piece. Check out this interview on the podcast We Can’t Print This (with BACKFENCE storytellers Eden Dawn & Fiona McCann as hosts!) that features both Courtenay and Jason shariing some BTS about the Modern Love piece. They are both hilarious people who also tell stories that move you. You’ll get to witness more sides of these two very talented people in the show!

GABI DIXSON 5th Strongest Woman in the WORLD (2021-2023),7x World Record holder (grip specialist!), Social Worker, and Wildfang model. Watch this incredible feat of strength, Gabi holding up two columns. Like big, giant, Grecian columns!

ANDREW DICKSON is a host of The Moth, and the author of the book ‘Me & My Family & Me’. You can read more about the book and Andrew in this great OPB piece!

KEVIN MALONEY the author of ‘The Red-Headed Pilgrim’‘Cult of Loretta’, and ‘Horse Girl Fever.’ His writing has appeared in FENCE, HAD, Forever Magazine. A web developer who’s spent some past hours working as a TJ Maxx associate, outdoor school instructor, organic farmer, electrician, high school English teacher, and teddy bear salesman.

BRIANNA WHEELER is an arts & culture writer in Portland, an avid roadtripper, semi-confident roller skater, novice seamstress, and mother. Her first book, a memoir about identity inheritance & the raid that started the Civil War, Altogether Different’ was published by Korza Books in 2023



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