Washington County Cooperative Library Services is pleased to host the week-long Art of the Story Festival featuring thirteen unique storytelling performances and one workshop throughout Washington County. See the schedule of events or download the Festival newsletter (PDF).
This year the festival features four professional storytellers: Kevin Locke (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, SD), Ingrid Nixon (Olympic Peninsula, WA), Norm Brecke (Portland, Oregon), Brianna Barrett (Portland, Oregon) and four Story Slam contestants: David Alexander, Brian Belefant, Maura Doherty and Janis Collins.
All festival performances are designed for the enjoyment of Adults. Several shows, where noted, will also welcome children ages 6, 10 or 12 and up. Admission is always free. Download directions to all venues (PDF).
The Finale Showcase features performances by the Story Slam winner, Barrett, Brecke, Nixon and Locke. A reception precedes the showcase performance offering complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres.
Please call 503-846-3222 no less than 3 business days prior to an event to schedule assistive listening devices or sign language interpreters.
Beaverton Library: 7 - 9 p.m.
Story Slam Contest (Adult program)
David Alexander, Brian Belefant, Maura Doherty and Janis Collins
Hillsboro Brookwood Library: 2 p.m.
Norm Brecke: The Lighter Side of Lincoln (Adult program)
Tigard Library: 7 p.m.
Norm Brecke: The Rough Edge of the Ocean (Adult program)
Walters Cultural Arts Center: 7 p.m.
Co-hosted by Hillsboro Library
Brianna Barrett: True Love and Other Noncommunicable Diseases (Adult program)
Cedar Mill Library: 6:30 p.m.
Norm Brecke: Spaghetti Squids & Zombie Arms (Adult program & ages 6+)
Forest Grove Library: 6:30 p.m.
Brianna Barrett: Can My Imaginary Friends Come Too? (Adult program)
Elsie Stuhr Center: 2 p.m.
Co-hosted by Beaverton Library
Norm Brecke: Sweethearts, Swings and Misses (Adult program)
Sherwood Library: 7 p.m.
at Sherwood Center for the Arts
Kevin Locke: Story of Standing Rock (Adult program)
Banks Library: 7 p.m.
at Banks City Hall
Ingrid Nixon: Starry, Starry Night (Adult program & ages 12+)
Garden Home Library: 7 p.m.
Co-hosted by West Slope Library at THPRD Garden Home Rec Center
Kevin Locke: Mni Wiconi (Water is Life) (Adult program)
North Plains Library: 6:30 p.m.
at North Plains Elementary
Kevin Locke: Love Stories (Adult program & ages 6+)
Aloha Library: 7 p.m.
Ingrid Nixon: Adventure Calls! (Adult program & ages 6+)
Garden Home Library: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
at THPRD Garden Home Rec Center
Festival Finale - Showcase Concert
Arts & Communication Magnet Academy auditorium
Reception: 6:15 – 6:45 p.m.
Complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres.
Showcase Concert: 7 - 9 p.m.
(Adult program & ages 12+)