Annual Events


Scary Stories at Anchorage Community Theatre, 10.26.14

Scary Stories at Anchorage Community Theatre, 10.26.14

We had a lovely audience for our Scary Stories.

We had a lovely audience for our Scary Stories.

Scary Stories Night

Scary Stories
When: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Where: Anchorage Community Theatre
1133 E. 70th Avenue off Old
Seward Highway
Cost: $5.00 or 5 cans of food for the
Food Bank.
Time: 7:00 P.M.

See you there– if you dare!



Anne Newell at Halloween Storytelling 2011

Roger Fuson, Anne Newell, Mike Cox, Linda Benson, Pam McDowell Saylor, and Betty Arnett at Halloween Storytelling 2011

Ruth Pallan and Anne Newell at Halloween Storytelling 2011

Halloween Story Swap 2004 at Title Wave Books (Elisa Fleener, storyteller)

Tellabration! 2014: A Worldwide Evening of Storytelling for Adults

Tellabration! 2013

Tellabration! 2013

Part of an evening of storytelling on the same evening in over 300 locations under the umbrella of the National Storytelling Network.

Anchorage’s 20th Tellabration! year!

Saturday, November 22, 7 pm
Anchorage Museum

625 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99501

Free admission; donations to the Storytellers’ Guild accepted.

Official Tellabration! 2005 proclamation from the Office of the Mayor of Anchorage

Linda Benson at Tellabration! 2010

Storytelling at the Anchorage Folk Festival 2015

Each January storytellers from the guild tell stories at the Anchorage Folk Festival– a free family-friendly event held at the Wende Williamson Auditorium at the University of Alaska campus (

The schedule will be posted at the folk festival website (above).

THE LIAR’S CLUB NIGHT: An Evening of Stretched, Cunningly Deceptive, and Outrageous Tales

Close to April Fool’s Day, Anchorage Community Theater, 7 pm

Anchorage Community Theatre
1133 E. 70th Ave., Anchorage, Alaska 99518
(907) 344-4713

Guild storytellers on April 1, 2014 at Liar's Club Night

Guild storytellers on April 1, 2014 at Liar’s Club Night

The Liar’s Club 2011

Former Annual Events

Extreme Trail Tales: An Iditarod Event

To celebrate the Iditarod, the Guild annually presents a storytelling program about dogs, mushers, and life on the trail. This year’s event will take place at the Alaska Public Lands Information Center at 605 West 4th, Suite 105, which is the Old Federal Building at 4th and “F.” This is right next to the staging area for the race start. Come with a legal id, as this building has a minimum security status. Your “carry-ons” will go through a screening device, as in the airport. Alaskan balladeer Mike Campbell will join the guild storytellers. Free admission.

Storytellers at “Extreme Trail Tales” 2007 at the Alaska Public Lands Information Center: Roger Fuson, Pam McDowell Saylor, Mike Campbell (balladeer), Anne Newell, Linda Benson, Betty Arnett, George Benson

Storytellers at “Extreme Trail Tales” 2006: Roger Fuson, Pam McDowell Saylor, Linda Benson, Mike Campbell (balladeer), Betty Arnett, Anne Newell

Iditarod Start 2004

ACT’s House of Christmas Main Stage Production

The Guild joins Anchorage Community Theatre by presenting Winter Tales during ACT’s House of Christmas production. ACT will offer a one act play as well, entitled A Partridge in a Pear Tree. There will be a variety of stories evocative of the winter season.

Photo by Oliver Korshin

From opening night review by Mark Muro, Anchorage Daily News:

“Both Pam Saylor and Linda Benson are accomplished storytellers and bewitched Friday’s audience with their chosen tales.

“From Russia came Saylor’s ‘The Snow Maiden,’ a fairy tale that perfectly fits our unpredictable winter thaw. Telling a story replete with a bear, a wolf, a fox, and of course, an old witch who lives in the woods, Saylor delivered the piece with big energy, relishing each character’s attributes while maintaining the trajectory of the tale’s bittersweet theme.

“Linda Benson’s telling of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Happy Prince’ was a joy to behold. A poignant, lyrical story of self-sacrifice and compassion, Benson detailed the piece with delicate balance of dramatic intensity and gentle wisdom.

“The storytelling addition to the program was an unexpected treat that we don’t get often enough. Subsequent shows will feature different storytellers and different stories.”