Washington County Cooperative Library Services is pleased to host the Art of the Story Festival featuring 11 unique storytelling performances throughout Washington County. See the schedule of events.
This year the festival features three professional storytellers: local teller Habiba Addo (Portland, Oregon), regional teller Rick Huddle (Portland, OR), national teller Geraldine Buckley (Frederick, Maryland), and four Adult Story Slam contestants: Ellen Wolfson, John Wylder, Kristin Olson-Huddle, and Maggie Lott. A Student Story Slam Contest will be coordinated with the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA).
All festival performances are designed for the enjoyment of Adults. Several shows, where noted, will also welcome children ages 6 or 12 and up. Admission is always free.
The Finale Showcase features performances by the Student and Adult Story Slam winners, Addo, Huddle and Buckley. 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.
The Storytelling Festival is made possible with support from:
Beaverton City Library: 7 - 9 p.m.
Adult Story Slam Contest (Adult program)
Ellen Wolfson, John Wylder, Kristin Olson-Huddle and Maggie Lott
North Plains Elementary School: 3 - 4 p.m.
Hosted by North Plains Public Library
Rick Huddle: Open Up & Say HA! (Adult program & ages 6+)
Cedar Mill Community Library: 2 - 3 p.m.
Habiba Addo: Journeying - Are We There Yet? (Adult program & ages 6+)
Aloha Community Library: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Habiba Addo: The Myths In The Elements (Adult program)
Forest Grove City Library: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Habiba Addo: The Beautiful Lessons in Our Fantastic Messes (Adult program & ages 6+)
Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center: 7 - 8 p. m.
Co-hosted by WCCLS
Rick Huddle: The Stifling South (Adult program)
Tigard Public Library: 7 - 8 p.m.
Geraldine Buckley: Destination? Slammer! True Tales of Life and Laughter (Adult program)
Elsie Stuhr Senior Center: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Co-hosted by Beaverton City Library
Geraldine Buckley: Devils on Horseback and other Odd Journeys (Adult program)
Banks Public Library Library: 7 - 8 p.m.
Geraldine Buckley: More Than Meets The Eye - Stories of Faith and Wonder (Adult program)
Garden Home Community Library Annex: 7 - 8 p.m.
Co-hosted by West Slope Community Library
Geraldine Buckley: Inadvertent Adventures - Tales to make you laugh and think (Adult program)
Festival Finale - Showcase Concert
Sherwood Center for the Arts
Hosted by Sherwood Public Library
Reception: 6:15 – 6:45 p.m.
Complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres.
Showcase Concert: 7 - 9 p.m.
(Adult program & ages 12+)
Student Story Slam Contest winner: Evelyn Elston, Detroit Lake
Adult Story Slam Contest winner: Kristin Olsen-Huddle, Go On
Habiba Addo: In Memorial
Rick Huddle: 100 years from now…
Geraldine Buckley: Upturned