Portland Storytellers' Guild presents “Edge of Illusion: Magic, Mystery and Moments of Surprise”

Portland Storytellers' Guild presents “Edge of Illusion: Magic, Mystery and Moments of Surprise”


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Have you ever experienced the seemingly unexplainable? In the Portland Storytellers Guild monthly showcase Saturday, October 7 at 7:30 pm at the Clinton Street Theater — “Edge of Illusion: Magic, Mystery and Moments of Surprise” — Will Hornyak, Kriya Kaping, Ingrid Nixon and John Wylder explore those moments in stories of precious water, atonement sought, wildness encountered and fortunes foretold.

In this evening of stories, you will learn of dreams and fishes, how chance encounters can conjure up powerful memories, how a wild creature raises questions about what it is to be human and explore a life in three acts.

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Storytelling Guild October Performers

The Oregonian calls Will Hornyak as a “storyteller par excellence [with] boundless wit...endless enthusiasm (who) takes listeners across a spiritual threshold...” A onetime newspaper reporter in Wisconsin and Peru, Will heard his first professional storyteller in 1981 and was hooked.  He teaches storytelling in professional communication at Marylhurst University and assists corporate and non-profit organizations in telling the stories that reflect their values, vision and mission. The wide web of oral traditions he weaves into his stories was on full display at the National Storytelling Festival in 2016.

Passionate about personal narrative, Kriya Kaping performs her stories for audiences though out the region. She uses her love of storytelling as an outreach and communications specialist in supporting organizations and individuals to share narratives that foster community ties and personal involvement. She believes that, story by story, we strengthen our communities and build connection through the power of shared personal narratives.

Ingrid Nixon has a strong affinity for wild places and the creatures that inhabit them. Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, she lived in Alaska for over two decades working for much of that time as a National Park Service ranger. These days, she is a professional storyteller who tells stories on expeditions around the world and at venues around the country, including the National Storytelling Festival. She holds a Masters in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University.

A retired renaissance man, John Wydler tells stories gathered from a long and varied career as a banker, teacher, computer security professional, tour guide, author and international sports judge. As a third-generation American he found it important to try and capture the “Coming to America” stories of his immigrant grandparents. He’s a regular at The Moth, and has more than one StorySLAM win under his belt. You can find his current project, a video memoir, called “Wyld Stories” on FaceBook.

Special Admission

ADVANCE: $10 members and friends; $12 general admission

at the door: $12 members and friends; $15 general admission