Hi All,

I was out of town this weekend and haven’t had time to write my usual wrap-up and thank you email. I’ll get to that soon, but want to tell you about two great story shows coming up so you’ll have a chance to get tickets.

The wise and wonderful Danielle K.L. Gregoire will be doing one of her last shows in America this weekend and I hope a big pile of you can go catch it this Saturday, June 2.

She is one of my favorite people and a supporter of FGS (as well as former producer of The Moth and many other storytelling shows)

She’s doing something I’ve never seen done before, live improvised personal storytelling based on suggestions from the audience. I love this idea, and of all the tellers I know, Danielle is the only one who could pull it off. So go see her before she moves back to Canada!

https://thepocket.vbotickets.com/…/Soap_and_Other_Sto…/27489

The second show is the annual PowellsWood Storytelling Festival which I volunteer at every year. You know how hard it is to get me out of the house so it must be a pretty great show if I’m willing to drive up to Tacoma to see it.

Some of the greatest tellers in the county come out every year to perform in a beautiful garden setting. You could see these tellers at Benaroya Hall for a ton of money or see them up close and personal for $20. They also give workshops if you’re interested.

The all-day event is July 21 and the workshops are on the 20th. Click here for more info: http://powellswoodfestival.com/

Remember, if you go to the show Saturday, not only will you get to see world-class storytelling, you’ll also get to see me and my son wandering through the garden emptying garbage cans. That is the job the good folks at PowellsWood give us every year and we are happy to have it.

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. I spent 12 miles of it paddling a kayak that might have been a bit too small for me. Do kayaks have sizes?? Am I an XL? I’m finally able to walk in a straight line now but it was touch and go for a while. Next year I might make an offer on the leaky, weathered rowboat I saw on the way to the marina. Right now, leg room seems more important than speed or seaworthiness.

Next FGS is June 28. The theme is “Not What I Thought it Was: Stories of being under the illusion.” I’ll get the invite out as soon as I can. See you then!

Paul
freshgroundstories@gmail.com

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