The Storytellers’ Guild of Anchorage

Linda Benson’s Stories in the Cemetery

Sunday, July 13 (at the grave sites), 6 pm, rain or shine.

Sunday, August 10, 2014 (staged for those unable to visit the grave sites), 6 pm, rain or shine.

Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery, 9th and Cordova (across from the Sheraton).

Free admission (donations for the actors appreciated).

This is the fourth annual Stories in the Cemetery event. Costumed actors stand by the grave sites of some of the people buried in the cemetery and tell their stories.

This event has proved to be very popular, with several hundred people attending. One attendee said, “As a result of Stories in the Cemetery, I have a better understanding of our city. When out-of-state friends visit, I take them to the cemetery.”

Linda Benson is a Storytellers’ Guild of Anchorage member. She is also an accomplished actor, director, and creator of historically-inspired performance art.

Linda Benson telling the story of an Anchorage pioneer, July 2013

 

About the Guild

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.