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Open Workshop: Past/Present Fusion

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

In the storytelling world there can be a divide: those who prefer traditional stories and people who prefer to hear personal stories. Both parties have their justifications for their preferences, but at times it can feel like an unbridgeable divide. Whats a teller to do? In this interactive workshop, well discuss what makes the two kinds of stories appealing, then explore ways to blend the qualities. For traditional stories, well focus on myths, but the principles will be applicable to folk-, fairy-, and other kinds of traditional tales. Come with a favorite traditional tale or personal story, and walk away with practical techniques you can use to increase your storys appeal to a broader audience. The workshop is open to all with an interest in storytelling whether one is just getting started in the craft or one has years of experience creating and telling stories. Ingrid Nixon is a world-traveling storyteller who whisks listeners away on journeys of the imagination. Exploration nail-biters, tall tales, traditional and personal storiesshe tells them all on international expeditions, and at venues around the country, including the National Storytelling Festival. Her creative approaches to story crafting help make ancient tales relevant to modern audiences. Both of Ingrid's recordings have received the Storytelling World Gold Seal for listeners of all ages. Her audio recording, Grimms with a Twist, offers deliciously dark stories spiced liberally with humor and pathos. Operation Bouncy Chair, features personal stories about the important things in life: family, love, and coffee. She has a new creepy story collection out in 2019. She is a champion liar many times over, a claim that makes her mother both proud and worried. She holds a Masters in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University. She currently hails from Southeast Alaska. More at IngridNixon.com.

Cost: 25 - 35 USD
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/19649/event/4330559

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7688 Southwest Capitol Highway
Portland, OR 97219

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