Slip into the Otherworldly for the 4th anniversary of First Friday Storynight
First Friday Storynight at BLTC
Nov 1, 2013 – 7-9pm
Better Living Through Coffee
100 Tyler St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
$10 Suggested Donation; no one turned away
Autumn, the time for ghosts, goblins, apples, pumpkins and stories of the “Other World.” It is also the time to celebrate with the Mythsinger Foundation and host Brian Rohr at the ever-popular First Friday Storynight held at Better Living Through Coffee on Friday, Nov 1st, 7-9pm.
Begun in Nov 2009, this Friday marks the fourth year anniversary of First Friday Storynight. Over the years, this monthly event has showcased many local and visiting talents, exploring the art and ritual of the oral tradition, including Daniel Deardorff, Aimée Ringle, Carlos Xavier, Jill Johnson, Judith-Kate Friedman, Michael Townsend, Ahmad Baabahar and more. Through the sharing of the old myths, folk tales, and fairy tales along with more modern stories, songs and personal sharings these storytellers, musicians and weavers of magic with words have delighted audiences of all ages. Along with an open mic section for the audience to share a tale or two, Storynight has truly become a Port Townsend staple.
This month we will explore the magical and mysterious with Celtic Harpist and Storyteller Mara Grey. When asked about her upcoming performance, she said her stories are about slipping into the otherworld. “…And sometimes the result is a bit of lighthearted fun!” she added. Past member of the Seattle Storyteller’s Guild, Grey has performed at various libraries, including Marysville Library, at festivals throughout the Puget Sound and as always, amongst dear friends. She is a writer of fantasy and books on gardening and a lifelong student of folklore and traditional tales. Grey lives on South Whidbey and is the current caretaker of the flower garden at the Whidbey Institute.
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.
BLTC is a family owned and operated coffee house located in Downtown Port Townsend.