Shirley Routliffe rescheduled, March 21, 2017

Change of teller

Due to a health problem, Shirley Routliffe is unable to come to our story swap.

Ingrid Nixon and Alice Susong share stories from National Parks

Alice Susong

Alice Susong will tell a story from her time living in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Ingrid Nixon and Alice Susong from Sequim will be our featured tellers this month.

Alice spent over 30 years living in national parks: Rocky Mountain, Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Teton and Yellowstone. She has a lot of stories of “Life With Ranger Dunbar.” She tells on cruise ships, churches, clubs, and schools from here to Seattle to Arizona. She will be telling a story from the Great Smoky Mountains, “Life at the End of Happy Valley.”

Ingrid Nixon tells stories all around the world.

Ingrid Nixon tells stories all around the world — from all around the world.

Ingrid tells stories on expeditions around the world and at special events and festivals, including the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. She was a former National Park Service ranger at Denali and Glacier Bay national parks in Alaska, and Mount Rainier.” More at

The story swap takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday March 21st in the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Admission is free and the program is geared toward adults and teens; newcomers are welcome.

Refreshments and Open Mic

Ingrid and Alice will tell during the first half of the Story Swap; then comes a refreshment break and time for anyone to step up and share a short tale.

The nonprofit Story People of Clallam County group hosts these swaps on the third Tuesday of the month, along with other public events: the annual Liars’ Contest June 3rd, the Forest Storytelling Festival in Port Angeles October 20-22, and, this year for the first time, the International Story Slam at Sequim’s Olympic Theatre Arts on May 18.


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