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Saturday, May 26
 

2:00pm PDT

Step Into Storytelling
With Ken Iverson and Barbara Fankhauser

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
EMP Learning Labs 47.62126, -122.34799
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  • Biography Ken is a founding member of Portland Storytellers Guild (25 yrs) and Barb was among the first to join the Guild. We have told stories and taught workshops on storytelling for over 20 years. Ken won 2nd lace trophy at the 2011 Liars' Contest.

3:05pm PDT

Barbara Fankhauser
Stories for the Journey

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:05pm - 3:30pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Narrative-Storyteller, Northwest Stories
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  • Biography I will be telling a combination of personal and traditional stories that highlight the gifts that come at various stages of our life.

3:35pm PDT

James the Obscure
Teller of Traditional Tales

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:35pm - 4:00pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Narrative-Storyteller, Northwest Stories
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  • Biography I tell ancient tales. The old tales show us the heart and mind of a long-gone people. My problem is to bring old tales to be heard with "now" ears.

4:05pm PDT

Lenore Jackson
Northwest Storyteller

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:05pm - 4:30pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Narrative-Storyteller, Northwest Stories
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  • Biography Winner of the 1998 Northwest Folklife Festival Liars’ Contest with her original tall tale, Aunt Sis, Lenore Jackson tells stories that well up out of her rich Texas heritage, love of music, and continuing search for the story behind the story.

4:35pm PDT

Liz Hibbard
a refreshing raconteur

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:35pm - 5:00pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Narrative-Storyteller, Northwest Stories
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  • Biography Liz's stories leap to life with an invigorating passion for the craft of spoken narratives. Her unique tales range from the hilarious to the profound, and are accessible to all audiences young or old. Liz has BA in Narrative Arts from Oberlin College. She is currently living in SE Portland and is Secretary of the Board for the Portland Storytellers' Guild. She enjoys the personal exchange of storytelling and all that we can learn from it. She has performed in a range of venues from pubs to libraries and in between.
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:05am PDT

Mike Evans
Stories in Rhyme

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:05am - 11:30am PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Narrative-Storyteller, Family Stories
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  • Biography I share tales from the writings of some of my favorite storytellers: Stephanie Davis, Robert Service, Tom Paxton.

11:35am PDT

Leslie Slape, storyteller
Exciting the imagination

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:35am - 12:00pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
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  • Biography When Leslie Slape was a little girl, she sneaked into the bedroom her younger sisters shared and told them stories she made up on the spot. On rainy days, she used to pull out her well-thumbed "Blue Fairy Book" and read the dialect stories in the back aloud to herself. As a journalist and playwright, Leslie interweaves Story into her life everywhere she can.

12:05pm PDT

Robert Rubinstein
storyteller

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:05pm - 12:30pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
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  • Biography Robert Rubinstein has performed at the New York Public Library; Boston Public Library, Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle, schools in Atlanta, traveled with 41 storytellers from across the nation to China, and presented workshops at the National Storytelling Conference in Denver. He has made four recordings, published five books, and had, for 20 years, directed Eugene's Multi-Cultural Storytelling Festival.

8:05pm PDT

Doug Banner, Storyteller
Stories from around the world

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:05pm - 8:30pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Narrative-Storyteller, Ghost Stories
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  • Biography Storyteller for 25 years, Co-founder of the Bellingham Storytellers Guild, World Folklorist, artist, and musician.

8:35pm PDT

Norm Brecke
Storyteller

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:35pm - 9:00pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Narrative-Storyteller, Ghost Stories
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  • Biography Norm Brecke is a spirited storyteller who revels in telling a good story. His music, zeal, and humor add to any occasion. When Norm tells … people listen, and often join in. Norm specializes in folktales which he spices to make unique. His personal stories always reflect his Northwest roots. Norm is often accompanied by his guitar but sometimes plays ukulele, banjo, or mouth harp to add to his stories. Norm taught kindergarten for many years before moving to 4th grade. He tries to tell a different story in class every day. He also teaches storytelling to children after school. He has taught tall tales to cub scouts and placed 2nd in the Seattle Liar’s contest twice. He also teaches adults how to tell stories. Norm has told at bookstores, churches, parties, schools, retirement homes, campfires, stores, and Tellebrations. He’s a regular at the Northwest Folklife Festival.

9:05pm PDT

Mary Anne Moorman
Auntmama

Sunday May 27, 2012 9:05pm - 9:30pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
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  • Biography Mary Anne Moorman tells stories on KBCS.FM radio every week, hosts Auntie's Seattle Storyteller's Guild Starbuck's Story Corner, performs in businesses and on stages throughout the east coast.

9:35pm PDT

Ken Iverson
Tales for a long, dark night

Sunday May 27, 2012 9:35pm - 10:00pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
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  • Biography A lively mix of stories, both original and folktales, told with audience participation in many of the stories.
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:05am PDT

Jeff Leinaweaver
Mythsinger and Storyteller

Monday May 28, 2012 11:05am - 11:20am PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Narrative-Storyteller, New Storytellers
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  • Biography eff Leinaweaver is a sustainability consultant and teacher who is also a talented storyteller an d practiti oner of story. Jeff shares in the telling of the old stories – myths, folk tales and fairy tales from many different cultures around the world. He sees story as being alive; a vital source of wisdom that teaches us what it means to be human while simultaneously living in relationship with the living, natural world. Jeff uses his skills as a practitioner of storytelling and organizational narrative, blended with his scholarship, in applied practice in the fields of sustainability, strategic management, and corporate social responsibility. Jeff w orks from an eco-psycholo gical approach t o help others to tell stories that communicate, resonate and make better social worlds. Jeff holds a PhD in Human Development and Organizational Systems with a focus on narrative and storytelling and is a member of both the Seattle Storytelling Guild and The National Storytelling Network. He is a board member of the Mythsinger Foundation and studies the craft of mysthsinging with Danny Deardorff.

11:25am PDT

Lindagail Campbell
Stories for the Heart and Soul

Monday May 28, 2012 11:25am - 11:40am PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
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  • Biography Lindagail Campbell has been telling stories professionally since 1991 as an international communication skills trainer and public speaker. She has learned from some of the finest traditional and contemporary storytellers in the world: Hugh Lupton from Great Britian, David Campbell from Edinburgh, Scotland, Pat Spaight from Belfast, Ireland, Ashley Ramsden from The School of Storytelling at Emerson College in Forest Row, England, and Laura Simms from New York City. Lindagail's presentations are well known for her dynamic and memorable stories.

11:45am PDT

Kathya Alexander
Stories from the South

Monday May 28, 2012 11:45am - 12:00pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Narrative-Storyteller, New Storytellers
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  • Biography Kathya Alexander is a writer, actor, playwright and teaching artist. She was a 2007 Writer-in-Residence at Hedgebrook's Women's Writers Retreat and won the 2002 Fringe First Award for Black to My Roots at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for Outstanding New Production in Edinburgh, Scotland. Kathya’s writing has appeared in Colors Northwest Magazine and she is the author of Angel in the Outhouse, God the Mother: A Creation Story, and the God the Mother Calendar. Kathya’s plays include David & Jonathan (a modern day re-telling of the biblical story) staged at The Seattle Rep in February, 2008; Dream’n (adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream-2007); HumaNature (choreopoem-2007); Homegoing (2006); Nappy Roots: A Fairy Tale (about hair and African American girls’ self-esteem); and Little Rock Nine (children’s play about the integration of Central High. Kathya is a member of the African American Writers Alliance and the Seattle Storytellers Guild.

12:05pm PDT

Storyteller Brian Rohr
Folktales for the Mythic Soul

Monday May 28, 2012 12:05pm - 12:20pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
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  • Biography Brian Rohr is a poet, storyteller and healing arts practitioner who resides in the Pacific Northwest - a land of constant rain, Evergreen trees, mountains and the waters of the Pacific Ocean. In 2007, Brian left his hometown of Chicago and moved to Port Townsend, WA to study with Mythologist and Master Storyteller Daniel Deardorff. Since that time, he has found his gift and his home. Brian is an active Board Member of the Mythsinger Foundation and has shared myth and stories from different cultures with national and international audiences. He fully believes that the old stories are alive, vital and can inform us on how to live our lives as authentic human beings. Brian is married to his beloved Sarah.

1:00pm PDT

Dr. Wajuppa Tossa & Dr. Margaret Read Macdonald
Tales from Thailand and Borneo

Monday May 28, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Narrative Stage at SIFF Cinema 47.62310, -122.35323
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  • Biography Dr. Wajuppa Tossa is a well-known storyteller from Thailand who is visiting the United States and is in Seattle for the Festival. Margaret Read Macdonald is a long-time favorite performer, storyteller, and folklorist. Tossa will be telling tales of Thailand, and Macdonald tales of Borneo.