Featured Storyteller Auntmama
Guest Host & Performer
Leif Hansen









First Friday Storynight at BLTC
Sept 7, 2012 – 7-9pm
Better Living Through Coffee – 100 Tyler St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
$10 Suggested Donation; no one turned away

After a break for the summer, we are back and jumping in with a sure-fire good time as the Mythsinger Foundation welcomes Seattle Storyteller Auntmama (aka Mary Anne Moorman) as this month’s featured teller for First Friday Storynight at BLTC.

As is our tradition, we will also host 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.

This month, performer and “master of play” – Leif Hansen – will act as guest host and storyteller, filling in for regular host and creator Brian Rohr, who will be on a Storytelling tour in Illinois.


About the Artists:

Mary Anne Moorman: Named Auntmama by a nephew of choice, Mary Anne Moorman gathers audiences up in her blend of music, and storied southern lore. Her voice is a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains at dusk, rolling and misted sweet. These stories are conversations with memory as well as with the audience that’s enjoying them.  Seattle weekly newspaper, The Stranger has written of Auntmama: “As a precious, southern belle, she’s conflicted and her extremes and voice boil out the sweetest words I think I’ve ever heard in my life. A real gem, she is. Glad I saw it, haven’t stopped hearing her lilting voice in my head.”

Moorman, a former machinist, management consultant and journalist, teaches storytelling at Washington State’s famous Wintergrass festival, Northwest Folklife Festival, Hugo House’s Write-O-Rama, as well as offering workshops throughout the country. She is the recipient of grants from Artist Trust, 4Cultural and the City of Seattle. Her three albums are available through her website, in local bookstores or through iTunes. She can be heard every Sunday morning on KBCS 91.3 FM in King County.


Leif Hansen is a seasoned “playformation” facilitator, teacher and coach, as well as a performer and improv artist.  He is a member of the Applied Improvisational Network and has been the featured Storyteller for Bellingham’s “Tellabration” Festival.  This past March, Hansen also performed in the popular local production of Courageous Acts: Revealing Solo Works, presented by KCPT and the Mandala Center.

As the founder of Spark Interaction, his workshops have been featured on a variety of national media including NBC’s Today Show, PBS Online & the LA Times. Hansen is known for using engaging and playful processes for personal growth and catalyzing community.  “My mission is empowering people and organizations to discover and creatively express their core passions in ways that make this world a more magical, loving and fun place to be.” says Hansen.


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 and has been happening monthly at BLTC since Nov 2009. 

BLTC is a family owned and operated coffee house located in Downtown Port Townsend. More info at: bltcoffee.com or call 360.385.3388

For more information on this event, please call:360.531.2535 or visit www.brianrohr.com