Storyteller Jeff Leinaweaver
Storyteller & Herbalist Victoria Reddick












First Friday Storynight at BLTC

April 6, 2012 – 7-9pm
Better Living Through Coffee – 100 Tyler St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
$10 Suggested Donation, no one turned away

Please join Mythsinger Foundation as we engage in one of the oldest acts known to humans: listening to the old stories as a community shared in the ways of the oral tradition.  And what better way to do this then with our monthly ritual of First Friday Storynight @ Better Living Through Coffee.

This month, popular Bainbridge Island Storyteller Jeff Leinaweaver will act as guest host, filling in for regular host Brian Rohr.  Last November, Leinaweaver delighted the Port Townsend audience at the First Friday Storynight event and on April 6th he will bring more of his ancient sharings for us to receive.  Also telling this month as featured teller is Sequim storyteller and herbalist Victoria Reddick who will be sharing a tale featuring wise medicine plants and magical beings on a journey that will re-wild your heart.

As is the tradition, there will also be an open mic section, so please bring your own short story to share… only rules are it must obviously be a story and no reading, everything must be shared in the ways of the oral tradition.


About the artists:

Jeff Leinaweaver is a Storyteller, voice-over artist, vocalist and violinist – a true renaissance artist.  Having grown up in a theatrical and musical family, Jeff caught the performing bug at an early age and has been working on his storytelling craft ever since.  Since entering the professional voiceover world, Jeff has lent his voice and talents to a wide variety of projects in all types of media: radio, corporate and documentary narration and video games. Warm, friendly, wacky or sincere, Jeff is known for his ability to bring a wide range of styles and sounds to his storytelling and voice-over work.

As a musician, he has performed with The Tucson Symphony, Pan American Symphony, OPUS 7, Dionne Warwick, Bob Hope, the Bill Taylor Jazz Trio, Andy Williams and others along with the Arizona and Seattle Operas.  In the world of Folklore and Mythology, he has been the editor for Suite101’s Folklore and Mythology forums and worked at the Smithsonian’s Office of Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies where he has worked with luminaries such as Pete Seger, Alan Lomax and Mickey Hart.  He is currently a board member of the Mythsinger Foundation and studies the art and storytelling craft of Mythsinging with Danny Deardorff.

Victoria Reddick is an herbalist and plant spirit medicine practitioner who weaves together strands from the western, wise woman, and north/south American herbal traditions. She founded Green Lynx flower Essences and Herbal Apothecary in Sequim 13 years ago and operates from her 10acre farm. She is Co founder of Siwar Qenti Foundation a shamanic school based on the South American Curendero traditions of the jungle, mountain, and desert of which she is a lineage holder. She can be contacted through her Website


About First Friday Storynight

This monthly event explores the art and ritual of the oral tradition: sharing the old myths, folk tales, and fairy tales along with more modern stories and personal sharings.  Showcased will be local and visiting storytellers, musicians and weavers of magic with words.  Each month, there are typically two to three featured tellers, and space for guests in the audience to share a story or two during the open mic sections.  First Friday Storynight is supported by the Port Townsend Arts Commission.

About Better Living Through Coffee

BLTC is a family owned and operated coffee house located in Downtown Port Townsend.  This coffee house features: Fair-trade, organic, locally roasted drip coffee and espresso drinks; Organic herbal teas, smoothies, and other drinks; Freshly baked, delicious, nutrient-dense pastries, soups, sandwiches and other treats made with organic ingredients; All food items made on site using local organic produce and locally raised grass-fed beef, pastured chickens, and wild Alaskan line-caught salmon. 360.385.3388