“Masterful Musician and Storyteller, Aimée Ringle, Regales us at First Friday Storynight”
First Friday Storynight at BLTC
Oct 4, 2013 – 7-9pm
Better Living Through Coffee
100 Tyler St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
$10 Suggested Donation; no one turned away
The days are getting noticeably shorter and the nights longer. When Autumn is upon us, what better way to celebrate then with an evening of magic, fun, depth, wisdom and imagination in the form of story. Join the Mythsinger Foundation and host Brian Rohr for the delightful and ever popular First Friday Storynight held at Better Living Through Coffee on Friday, Oct 9th, 7-9pm.
This month, masterful musician and storyteller Aimée Ringle will be joining us as the featured teller, sharing the Paiute myth of ‘Na-gah the Mountain Sheep.’ This is the very story that solidified her commitment to the storyteller’s path, when she first heard it around the fire under the Arizona winter sky.
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.
About the Artists:
Aimée Ringle is a musician and storyteller who has been collecting and sharing stories for most of her life. Since arriving in Port Townsend in 2009, she has studied with local mythsinger and mentor, Daniel Deardorff. She has also had the privilege of studying with British storyteller Martin Shaw last fall during her travels to England and Scotland. As an artist, Aimée is ever informed by the characters and places of the stories she carries, and she has been consciously cultivating a life that can hold these stories well. As Martin Shaw says, the world needs story carriers as much as it needs storytellers.
Brian Rohr is a storyteller and healer 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 ½ years. Rohr was recently honored by JT News as a “10 Under 40” recipient for 2013 by being chosen as one of 10 Jewish people in Washington State under 40 years old who are doing inspirational works within the community. He is an active Board Member of the Mythsinger Foundation and is convinced of the life and vitality inherent in the old stories and their ability to inform us on how to live our lives as authentic human beings.
About 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.
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.