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'Fox and Rooster' by Eva Abram *

Eva Abram is a storyteller, public speaker and award-winning actress. Her storytelling grew out of an appreciation for the value of history and the desire to inform larger audiences of lesser-known American history. She takes on the voices of historical characters, taking her audiences back in time - bringing history to life. She presents… LEARN MORE

'The Wizard and the Maiden' by Eva Abram *

Eva Abram is a storyteller, public speaker and award-winning actress. Her storytelling grew out of an appreciation for the value of history and the desire to inform larger audiences of lesser-known American history. She takes on the voices of historical characters, taking her audiences back in time - bringing history to life. She presents… LEARN MORE

Benjamin Hunter *

Benjamin is an award winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, community activist, social entrepreneur, and educator. Benjamin’s work explores the intersections of music & art, community, policy, and culture. ​In 2016, his America roots duo with Joe Seamons took first place in the International Blues Competition. In 2018, Benjamin composed… LEARN MORE

Blake Holdswater Shelafoe *

Blake Holdswater Shelafoe is the Duwamish Cultural Ambassador, Drummer, Singer, and Dancer: kʷədəd qʷuʔ  Visit the Duwamish Tribe's website here. LEARN MORE

Cecile Hansen *

Cecile Hansen is a descendant within the family of Chief Si 'ahl ("Chief Seattle") and has served as the elected chair of her people since 1975. During those decades the Duwamish (or in the Salish language of Lushootseed: the Dkhw'Duw'Absh) have made much progress in the ongoing efforts to nurture their arts, language, and culture. But Hansen's original… LEARN MORE

Charmaine Slaven, Crankie Showcase*

Based in Seattle, husband & wife duo Squirrel Butter performs traditional and original music influenced by Appalachian, early country, jug band, and blues artists from the late 1800’s through 1950’s. Charlie & Charmaine are both multi-instrumentalists and active organizers within the old time music community. LEARN MORE

Crankie Showcase *

What is a crankie? It’s a long, illustrated scroll that is wound onto two spindles and loaded into a viewing box. As the scroll is cranked, it reveals a portion of the scroll which is accompanied by narration or a song. This form of storytelling dates back to the 1700s. It is now the latest storytelling trend with artists all over the world. Join… LEARN MORE

Ingrid Nixon, Storyteller

Ingrid Nixon is an award-winning, world-traveling storyteller who whisks listeners away on journeys of the imagination. Exploration nail-biters, tall tales, traditional and personal stories—she tells them all on international expeditions, and at venues around the country, including the National Storytelling Festival. She is a champion liar many times… LEARN MORE

Interview with Martin Koenig: Sounds from Bulgaria *

In the early 1960s ethnographer and Balkan dance specialist Martin Koenig embarked on his first trip to Southeast Europe armed with a letter of introduction from the legendary anthropologist Margaret Mead. On that trip and many subsequent ones over a span of twenty-five years, Koenig traveled to villages throughout the Balkans, researching… LEARN MORE

Jo Walter, There and Back Again

Jo has combined storytelling for kids and adults in teaching and social justice work for more than 15 years. Her teaching mission is to inspire imaginations through the spoken word. "In our culture where images arrive fast and furious from television screens, our imaginations blossom when we are invited to make up our own pictures by listening to… LEARN MORE

KUOW’s RadioActive Youth Producer Showcase *

Put on your headphones and join three RadioActive youth producers for an immersive audio listening session. Youth producers Kouther Ahmed (Tyee High School), LEARN MORE

Norm Brecke

Norm loves a good story. Before becoming a full-time professional storyteller, he was an award-winning teacher who told stories daily in his classroom and taught storytelling skills to students after school. Norm has told stories from Oregon to South Carolina, LA to BC. He’s been a featured teller at the Powellswood (2012), Art of the Story (2017),… LEARN MORE

Paul Che oke' ten Wagner *

Paul "Che oke ten" Wagner is an internationally performing presenter of traditional songs and stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors. Che oke ten is a member of the Wsaanich (Saanich) Tribe of southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. An award-winning Native American flutist, his songs have come to him with visions of healing and prayer… LEARN MORE

Sarah Comer

Sarah Comer is a fiddle teacher, writer and storyteller born and molded in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more on her website. LEARN MORE

Sue Truman, Crankie Showcase *

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