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Award-winning storyteller and renowned naturalist Ingrid Nixon returns for Portland’s annual Tellabration weekend. She will perform at the Multnomah Arts Center Saturday evening, Nov. 16 and conduct an advanced class there that morning and a workshop Friday evening, Nov. 15.
Interpretive and Education Program Director at Glacier Bay National Park in Southeast Alaska, Nixon loves nothing more than to whisk away listeners on journeys of the imagination.
This is one of more than 300 Tellabration events starting at 8 p.m. local time on the third Saturday of every November across the country and around the world. The Portland Storytellers Guild, the area’s oldest storytelling group, is proud host this annual celebration of the art of the story.
Nixon, a longtime Guild member, performs myths, historical stories, folktales, ghost stories and more at storytelling festivals and events throughout the U.S., including the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee. With a degree in broadcast journalism and a Master’s degree in Storytelling, she has written, hosted and narrated numerous films about national parks, recorded several story collections and won several national awards for her work.
She will lead a master class for experienced storytellers, Walking with the Ancients: Making Sense and Making Use of Very Old Stories, Friday evening Nov. 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and a workshop for tellers at all levels, Past/Present Fusion: Finding the Everyday in the Mythic and Vice Versa, Saturday morning, Nov. 16. Both are also at the Multnomah Arts Center. Online registration for the Friday class is available at https://walkingwithancients.bpt.me and for the Saturday workshop at https://pastpresentfusion.bpt.me . Tuition for each is $35 for the general public and $25 for Guild members with walk-ins $40 and $30, space permitting.
More information and these and other Portland Storytellers Guild events and activities can be found at the event website.
Upcoming Dates & Times
- Nov. 16