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Friday, May 25
 

7:00pm PDT

Paul Che oke ten Wagner
Coast-Salish Stories Native Flute

Performers
PC

Paul Che oke ten Wagner

Paul “Che-ok-ten” Wagner is from the Saanich First Nations of Vancouver Island BC Canada, as a Traditional Storyteller & Native American flutist he brings us on a wonderful, profound and humorous journey to the world of Mermaids, Leprechauns, Grandmother cedar trees and marauding... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 7:00pm - 7:25pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

7:30pm PDT

Auntmama and Amigos
A NW Chicano Victory

Performers
AA

Auntmama and Amigos

Auntmama storyteller, emcee and keynoter presents her unique, original stories and performances at corporate or private events and festivals throughout North America. Integrating eclectic insights gained as an international leadership consultant, journalists, dramatist and machinist... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 7:30pm - 7:55pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

8:00pm PDT

Jo Walter, Storyteller
There and Back Again

Performers
JW

Jo Walter

Jo has combined storytelling for kids and adults in teaching and social justice work for more than 20 years. Her teaching mission is to inspire imaginations through the spoken word. "In our culture where images arrive fast and furious from television screens, our imaginations blossom... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 8:00pm - 8:25pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

8:30pm PDT

Sam Blackman
Stories: Poignant, Nuanced, Thought-Provoking

Performers
SB

Sam Blackman

Sam Blackman is a physician, scientist, teacher, and storyteller. His stories reflect 30 years of observing and studying life at all levels, and convey poignant themes and emotionally resonant episodes with grace and humor. Sam has won The Moth GrandSLAM and multiple StorySLAM events... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 8:30pm - 8:55pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
 
Saturday, May 26
 

1:00pm PDT

Learn How to Tell a Great Lie
With Anne Rutherford & Norm Brecke

Performers
LH

Learn How to Tell a Great Lie

Storytellers Northwest (Anne Rutherford & Norm Brecke) perform, produce shows and lead workshops throughout the Pacific NW as a duo and independently. They use humor, music and their love of folktales and history in their mission to connect people to the surprising power of good storytelling... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Armory Loft 4- Music Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:05pm PDT

Crankie Showcase
Enchanting Scrolling Panorama Storytelling

Performers
CS

Crankie Showcase

Crankies are old storytelling devices, featuring illustrated scrolls displayed by stretching the scroll across a frame and "cranking" the spool from one side to the other. Often combined with music, song, spoken word, lights, shadow puppetry, and creative practical effects, the result... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:05pm - 2:35pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:00pm PDT

The Baltuck/Garrard Family Storytellers
Quartet with Shared DNA

Performers
TB

The Baltuck/Garrard Family Storytellers

The Baltuck / Garrard Family Storytellers present a rich variety of folk tales, personal stories, and tandem telling. Naomi Baltuck and Thom Garrard have been telling stories for over thirty years. The first words out of their kids' mouths were "Once upon a time..." Now their grown-up... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:00pm - 8:25pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:30pm PDT

Larry Hohm
Stories with an Edge.

Performers
LH

Larry Hohm

Larry Hohm tells stories with an edge—compelling works of fiction written by accomplished authors, including: Bill Pronzini, Colin Nissan, E. F. Benson, Frederic Brown, Harry Shannon, H. G. Wells, Jack Ritchie, Joe Donnelly, Joel Chandler Harris, Joyce Carol Oates, Mark Twain, Ray... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:30pm - 8:55pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

9:00pm PDT

Rebecca Hom
Ghost Story

Performers
RH

Rebecca Hom

Rebecca Hom never knew she would someday be a storyteller. But for 25 years the thread of story has connected her with people across the country and on six continents. She loves stories. Old stories, new stories, fib or fact, they are all part of the human experience. And that is... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00pm - 9:25pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

9:30pm PDT

Anne Rutherford
Surprisingly Powerful Stories

Performers
AR

Anne Rutherford

Anne Rutherford is a gifted, in demand professional storyteller from the Pacific Northwest who performs at festivals, libraries, theaters and community events across the nation. She is a teaching artist in the schools with Young Audiences of Oregon & Saturday Academy. With her husband... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:30pm - 10:00pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Sunday, May 27
 

1:00pm PDT

Norm Brecke
Strengthening Communities Through Stories.

Performers
NB

Norm Brecke

Norm just plain loves to tell stories. He’s told at festivals, museums, libraries, schools, senior centers, day-cares, churches, concert halls, cafés, a shoe store, and a chocolate factory. Just last month he was a featured teller at the Stone Soup Storytelling Festival in South... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:00pm - 1:20pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:30pm PDT

Uncle Peter
True and Magical Stories

Performers
UP

Uncle Peter

Uncle Peter is an inspirational storyteller who creates grand visions for audiences of all ages. His stories are timeless and captivating. Some original and some found along the life path of an elder. The original music and dramatic sound effects freely engage audiences as the stories... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:30pm - 1:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Nancy Salguero McKay
What is Moral Courage?

Performers
NS

Nancy Salguero McKay

Nancy was born and raised in Mexico City, coming to the U.S when she was 17 years old. Currently, she is the Curator of Collections and Exhibits, for the upcoming Highline Heritage Museum. Her duties include preserving the stories of the Highline region through community engagement... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Liars' Contest
Sign Up in the Folklife Cafe Lobby at 5pm to Share a Story! Limit 8 minutes.

Performers
LC

Liars' Contest

Sign Up in the Folklife Cafe Lobby at 5pm to Share a Story! Limit 8 minutes.


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

8:00pm PDT

Travis Watt
Director of Northwest Folklife

Performers
TW

Travis Watt

Travis Watt is not from Seattle but he respects it just like he respects his stepdad. He is so excited to be here and tell jokes to you fine people.


Sunday May 27, 2018 8:00pm - 8:20pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:40pm PDT

Bo Johnson
Comedian, Comedy Central Alum

Performers
BJ

Bo Johnson

Bo Johnson is a comedian from Seattle. His stand up has appeared on Kevin Hart's Comedy Central show Hart of the City and he was a featured performer in the 2017 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival. Bo's prank video "Bo and Mathew Sneak into a Movie Theatre" went viral on Youtube and... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 8:40pm - 9:00pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

9:00pm PDT

Thomas Nichols
I'm Just a Comedian

Performers
TN

Thomas Nichols

I'm Just a Comedian


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

Slam Storytelling
With Norm Brecke & Anne Rutherford

Performers
SS

Slam Storytelling

Anne and Norm perform and lead storytelling workshops throughout the northwest. They have over 19 years of experience telling, producing, and teaching storytelling.


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:20pm PDT
Armory Loft 4- Music Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109