“Respected PT Elder, Pam McWethy, Shares Adventures of Jumping Mouse!”
First Friday Storynight at BLTC
Sept 6, 2013 – 7-9pm
Better Living Through Coffee
100 Tyler St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
$10 Suggested Donation; no one turned away
After a long 2-month break for the summer, First Friday Storynight is back (woohoo!) and ready to bring you more stories and entertainment! So get ready, and head to Better Living Through Coffee on Friday Sept 6th for an evening of magic, fun, depth, wisdom and imagination as we enact the ever-popular monthly ritual of storytelling brought to you by the Mythsinger Foundation and hosted by Brian Rohr.
In celebration of the opening of a new school year, Port Townsend’s own and Storynight favorite, Pam McWethy, MA, will be telling us a story about an irrepressibly curious JUMPING MOUSE at First Friday Story Night.
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 Pam: Pam, who grew up climbing trees, canoeing across the lake at dawn, and roaming unsupervised through the woods of the North East, is about as curious as Jumping Mouse himself. Homesteading off the grid and on, she raised children and animals, taught k-8 art and mentored to the dying amongst other adventures. Weaving through her life she studied mythology, those old timeless stories, and the evolution of environmental thought. Pam, now a grandmother and accomplished story teller, will draw upon her deep well of love for the earth as she paints for you the world of Jumping Mouse, a native American wisdom tale for young and old.
About Brian: 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 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 particularly notable things 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
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.
BLTC is a family owned and operated coffee house located in Downtown Port Townsend.