“First Friday Storynight celebrates its 3rd year and one month anniversary!”
First Friday Storynight at BLTC
Dec 7, 2012 – 7-9pm
Better Living Through Coffee – 100 Tyler St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
$10 Suggested Donation; no one turned away
Darkness, solstice, endings and beginnings… Wintertime is the time to come together as a community in support and tenderness, sitting around the fire together, allowing the soft places inside each of us to love what they love (to paraphrase poet Mary Oliver). In this way, the Mythsinger Foundation and host Brian Rohr invite you to Better Living Through Coffee to celebrate with us in the wintertime tradition of gathering for some delicious storytelling as a community of friends!
This months feature teller is none other than local favorite storyteller and musician, Aimée Ringle.
Aimée recently returned from a month long trip to Scotland and England, during which time she gradually loaded up her pockets with stones to mark the memories and lessons of adventures that ranged from storytelling study with English storyteller Martin Shaw in Dartmoor, to ancient tree pilgrimages in the British countryside, to traditional session jams at the music pubs of Edinburgh, to touring with Scottish musician (and PT beloved) Simon de Voil through the western islands and highlands. She returned home happily laden with songs and stories from the windswept glens and creaking birches of Scotland that are eager to be shared!
Host Brian Rohr will offer his usual tellings of the old stories – the myths, folktales and fairytales – of long ago, while playing the drum to create a percussive trance state in the listener.
Most notable of this particular First Friday Storynight is it will be the celebration of our 3rd year and one month anniversary!!!! Come on down and celebrate with us and see what the fun is all about!
As is our tradition, we will also host an open mic section, so please bring your own short story, song, dance, poem or some other performative form 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:
Masterful musician and storyteller Aimée Ringle has been collecting and sharing stories for most of her life. When she came to Port Townsend in 2009, she began to work with local mythsinger and mentor, Daniel Deardorf and was also introduced to British storyteller, Martin Shaw who heads up the West Country School of Myth in Devon, England. This summer she shared her music on a two month long US tour and more recently returned from a tour in Scotland.
Brian Rohr is a storyteller and healing arts practitioner living here in Port Townsend, WA. Having moved from Chicago in 2007 to study with local master Storyteller Daniel Deardorff, he has since shared myth from different cultures to national and international audiences. Locally, Rohr first began hosting a bi-monthly Storynight at the Boiler Room in 2009, before moving it to its present monthly format at Better Living Through Coffee for the past 3 years. He is an active Board Member of the Mythsinger Foundation and fully believes that the old stories are alive, vital and can inform us on how to live our lives as authentic human beings.
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 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.
BLTC is a family owned and operated coffee house located in Downtown Port Townsend.