8th Annual Stories at the Cemetery: presented on a stage in the cemetery grounds by the costumed Cemetery Players acting group. Stories from the July tour are repeated, hosted by Bruce & Audrey Kelly and Linda Benson. Bring your own chair or sit on the grass. Sunday, Aug 12 at 6pm on a stage erected at the cemetery. Bring your chair. Best entry is the John Bagoy Gate at 7th and Cordova
These presentations are different than the June tour.
Special thanks to Pioneers of Alaska for sponsoring these tours and to Rob Jones and Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery
MOST RECENT EVENT: The Liar’s Club Night, Saturday, March 31, 7 pm, Anchorage Community Theatre, 1133 E. 70th, $5.00 or same amount in nonperishable food for the Anchorage Food Bank.
PREVIOUS EVENT: Roger Fuson (Thurs, Jan 18, 7:15 pm) and Betty Arnett (Fri, Jan 19, 7:15 pm) will be telling tales at the Anchorage Folk Festival this weekend. This is a free family event held at Wendy Williamson Auditorium. http://www.anchoragefolkfestival.org/
For storytellers and beginners: Storytelling Workshop with Roger Fuson at the Anchorage Folk Festival on Sun, Jan 21, 4-5:15, free– http://www.anchoragefolkfestival.org/workshops/
PREVIOUS EVENT: Tellabration! 2017, An Evening of Live Storytelling with True Tales of Life and Adventure (part of a worldwide storytelling event on the same night). This year will be our 22nd year participating in Tellabration!
Saturday, November 18, 7 pm, Alaska Experience Theatre, 4th Avenue and C Street, free (donations accepted). Music by guitar duo Adam Bartlett and Derek Christianson.
PREVIOUS EVENT: Annual Scary Stories Night
Our Annual Scary Stories Night was chilling! (Note: this program is not for the very young or faint-at-heart.) Saturday, October 28, Anchorage Community Theatre (1133 E 70th Ave), 7 pm, $5. Clam Caravan provided the haunting music. Betty Arnett signed her newly published book about her adventures as a house mother at the Jesse Lee Home in the 1950’s. (https://www.actalaska.org/)
Scary Stories Night 2014, Anchorage CommunityTheatre, photo by Pam McDowell Saylor
PREVIOUS EVENT: “Stories at the Cemetery,” Sunday, July 9, 2017, 6-8 pm, Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery– Gravesite storytelling by actors in costume; a collaboration between Audrey & Bruce Kelly, Linda Benson and Rob Jones.Living history through storytelling! (All presentations are based on public records, known facts and family memoirs.)
Tour is free, but donations for the actors are appreciated.
Begin the tour at the John Bagoy Gate, Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery at 7th & Cordova; please park outside of the cemetery gates.
(To be repeated on August 13 at 6 pm onstage at the Cemetery; bring your own chair).
PREVIOUS EVENT– BETTY ARNETT’S BOOK SIGNING EVENT
Guild member Betty Arnett held a book signing event for her first book “22 and Mother of 11,” 6.29.17, Benny Benson Activity Center. Betty tells some of the stories contained in her book.
PREVIOUS EVENT: THE LIAR’S CLUB NIGHT– An evening of an evening of stretched, cunningly deceptive, and outrageous tales!
Sunday, April 2, 7 pm (come early)
$5.00– OR– 5 cans/packages of food for the Alaska Food Bank.
OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE FUN! ALL THOSE INTERESTED IN LEARNING/PRACTICING THE ART OF STORYTELLING ARE WELCOME. (Click on “Monthly meetings” for details; meetings are for older teens and adults.)
PREVIOUS EVENT: STORYTELLING AT THE ANCHORAGE FOLK FESTIVAL
Betty Arnett– Thursday, January 19, approx. 8 pm (come a bit early)
Roger Fuson, Thursday, January 26, approx. 7:45 pm (come a bit early)
PREVIOUS EVENT: TELLABRATION! 2016 (our 21st Tellabration!), “ANYTHING BUT POLITICS,” Saturday, November 19, 7 pm, Anchorage Museum, (free admission, donations to Storytellers’ Guild of Anchorage accepted)– our 21st year of hosting Tellabration!
PREVIOUS EVENT: SCARY STORIES NIGHT, October 29, 2016, Anchorage Community Theatre
SPECIAL ANNUAL SUMMER EVENT FROM LINDA BENSON: Stories in the Cemetery, July 10, 2016
PREVIOUS EVENT: THE LIARS CLUB NIGHT, April 1, 2016, Anchorage Community Theatre
PREVIOUS EVENT: TELLABRATION! 2015 (our 2oth Tellabration!)– “I Remember When”
Saturday, November 21, 7 pm at the Anchorage Museum. Free event (donations to Storytellers’ Guild of Anchorage gratefully accepted). A variety of entertaining tales from guild members and special guests.
The Anchorage Museum
625 C St, Anchorage, AK 99501
PREVIOUS EVENT: LINDA BENSON’S STORIES AT THE CEMETERY
Linda Benson at Stories at the Cemetery, 7.12.15, Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery
July 12, 2015 Stories at the Cemetery, Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery, 6 pm
August 9. 2015 Stories at the Cemetery, 6 pm – July Stories Repeated
Linda Benson is a Storytellers’ Guild of Anchorage member. She is also an accomplished actor, director, and creator of historically-inspired performance art.
The Storytellers’ Guild of Anchorage was formed in 1996 in order to co-sponsor Tellabration! 96 with the Alaska Center for the Book. Since then, the guild has sponsored Tellabration! each year. Tellabration! and other storytelling events held by the guild give Anchorage residents an opportunity to take part in the worldwide storytelling renaissance. The guild meets once a month (except Dec, June, July, Aug). Meetings are open to all storytellers and aspiring storytellers who wish to grow in the practice of this art. You can contact several of the members of the guild individually by email from this website.