Story swap by local tellers will be featured at the 2nd gathering of the Quimper Story Guid, as well as activities and discussion to enhance the craft of storytelling. Folks interested in listening to, learning and/or expanding oral storytelling skills are encouraged to attend this monthly event at the Port Townsend Library’s Charles Pink House (1220 Lawrence Street)..
The guild is a Jefferson County community organization for fostering the art and tradition of storytelling in a welcoming space for both enthusiasts and tellers. A diverse and inquisitive group of 20 residents met on March 19th to initiate the guild. Among the many topics brought by the group were: getting to know each other, building telling and listening skills, exploring the diversity of story types, sharing storytelling resources, and support from the many successful story guilds in the PNW region.
The April 23rd Story Swap will be limited to 7 tellers; sign-up will be on a first-come basis at the gathering. Each teller will have up to 5 minutes; stories are told not read. Use of gesture, character voices, and music to enhance the telling of a story is welcomed. Discussion about the guild’s development, fun introductory telling activities, sharing of resources, and planning for performances / workshops may also be part of the Sunday afternoon event. You can join the guild's FB group at www.facebook.com/groups/QuimperStoryGuild/.