Colleen Squier, Dana Casey and Erran Sharpe all love to take the stage to tell a good story. They will share some of their favorite stories on Tuesday, January 17, at 7 p.m. at the monthly gathering of the Story People of Clallam County at the Port Angeles Main Library.
The three storytellers will present a diverse program as they share the featured teller role. Casey says, “I am telling the story of an unforgettable character my husband and I met in Texas. I just call it ‘John.’” Squier says, “I have a great ghost story to tell.” Sharpe has a folk tale from Africa that he will tell and accompany with traditional African drumming. “This old story from Africa has surprising similarities to our current society where we have to learn to relate to others who oppose us” he reports.
All three tellers live in Port Angeles and have performed at a variety of events, including opening tellers at the Forest Storytelling Festival, Seattle’s Folklife Festival, the Story People’s Liars Contest, schools, church gatherings, and bookstores.
This free event is held in the Raymond Carver Room at the library, located at 2210 S. Peabody Street in Port Angeles. Casey, Squier and Sharpe 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.