“Pam McWethy Shares Adventures of Life and Death with a Norwegian Fjord Horse”
First Friday Storynight at BLTC
March 1, 2013 – 7-9pm
Better Living Through Coffee
100 Tyler St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
$10 Suggested Donation; no one turned away
This Friday the Mythsinger Foundation and host Brian Rohr invite you to Better Living Through Coffee for an evening of magic, fun, depth, wisdom and imagination as we enact the ever-popular monthly ritual of storytelling at First Friday Storynight!
Begun in Nov 2009, 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 are 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.
This month, we feature a Storynight favorite, Pam McWethy. Being a mentor to the living, and the dying, Pam has learned to dance with the unexpected and find treasures there to wonder at. We know and love that she tells us stories that open our eyes wide and bring laughter to our hearts whether from stories drawn from the mythic tradition or from her homestead days back East. In her upcoming appearance, Pam will blend myth and life when she tells us of an exciting episode from her Norwegian Fjord Horse raising days, the hidden gifts within and why, 25 years later, she still sometimes walks with a limp. This is not one to be missed!
Host Brian Rohr will offer his magical 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.
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.
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.
BLTC is a family owned and operated coffee house located in Downtown Port Townsend.