Scary Stories Night
When: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Where: Anchorage Community Theatre
1133 E. 70th Avenue off Old
Cost: $5.00 or 5 cans of food for the
Time: 7:00 P.M.
See you there– if you dare!
Tellabration! 2014: A Worldwide Evening of Storytelling for Adults
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
625 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
Free admission; donations to the Storytellers’ Guild accepted.
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 (http://www.anchoragefolkfestival.org/).
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
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.
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.
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.”