“Be careful of what you say, that one has big ears!” Tobey Ishii-Anderson’s aunties would say of her as a child. Now an accomplished storyteller, Anderson will share some of the stories she overheard. Her program will be on Tuesday, September 20, at 7 p.m. at the monthly gathering of the Story People of Clallam County at the Port Angeles Main Library.
Ishii-Anderson’s program will be “achi kochi,” Japanese meaning “here and there”. She will be sharing folk tales and experiences from living in Asia and Europe as a teacher and Peace Corps volunteer. Other stories Ishii-Anderson heard from her Japanese grandmother.
Based in Olympia, she performs around the Pacific Northwest, including as an opening teller at the Forest Storytelling Festival in 2015. She is also an award-winning liar, taking third in the Story People’s Liars Contest earlier this year.
This free event is held in the Raymond Carver Room at the library, located at 2210 S. Peabody Street in Port Angeles. Ishii-Anderson will perform for about an hour. After a short break with refreshments, the Story People host an open mic until 9 p.m. for all wishing to tell a brief story without reading or notes.
Story Swap Theme: “Peace”
As September 21 is the International Day of Peace, stories about peace are encouraged at the open mic story swap.