“World Famous Storyteller Kim Weitkamp Makes Rare Port Townsend Appearance”


Storyteller Kim Weitkamp
Storyteller Kim Weitkamp





April 14, 2013 – 2-4pm

Rosewind Common House

Corner of Haines & Umatilla

Port Townsend, WA

$15 at the door





On Sunday, April 14th, nationally and internationally renowned storyteller, Kim Weitkamp, will make a rare appearance in Port Townsend, WA.  As past featured teller at the 2010 Forest Storytelling Festival in Port Angeles, Kim fell in love with this part of the world and is excited to be bringing an intimate, poignant and hilarious performance to the Port Townsend community.


PT’s own Storyteller and host of First Friday Storynight, Brian Rohr, will be host for this event and is honored to have been invited to share an opening story.


About Kim:


As the redheaded child of exhausted parents, Kim Weitkamp grew up enjoying the role
of the middle child. Allowed to roam free in the heart of Amish Country, her imagination was ripened by a life lived outdoors. She wrote and performed plays and pageants for her family, did impersonations and comedy bits for visiting guests, and frazzled her teachers with grandiose stories of her daily adventures, which included, talking animals and impossible inventions.

Kim survived numerous attempts, by adults, to cut and curb her rambunctious behavior and prolific imagination. Lucky us, because now, we get to enjoy the wildflower heart and wonder of that little girl projected through a mature and seasoned artist. Kim’s stories and songs are the life fruit of growing up free range.

Kim Weitkamp Guitar
Kim Weitkamp

In her work as a humorist, storyteller, singer and songwriter, she has taken home an armload of awards. She also worked on and created successful peace projects including the Peace by Piece Project which was collaboration with the Taubman Museum of Fine Arts. She is the founder of The Wrinkles Project and has a book in the Back to the Front Porch Series.

She currently has 6 audio collections, the latest two being, Head Bone Rattles, a much anticipated collection of original ghost stories and songs and The Lap, a highly requested limited release story and song. Her material has been played on NPR affiliate stations as well as Sirius Radio. Kim travels the continent full time performing in theaters and at festivals. She has made numerous television appearances, hosted a successful morning show, and has keynoted for some of Forbes most recognized companies as well as for high profile non-profits.


“Kim studs her performances with bits of musical Americana that match the sweet gentle tones of her narrative.” The Oregonian


Mythsinger Foundation


This is a Mythsinger Foundation event, supporting storytelling and the oral traditions.