Tag Archives: storytelling

Here is one story that makes me “blush”


I was invited to tell a story at the wonderful Lewiston-based storytelling event The Corner. The theme of the event was “Blush,” and so I told a rendition of the following story, which I’ve told here in a previous entry. Enjoy. Here is how the story originally appeared (with a structural edits here and there) […]

Elise Pepple of Hear Tell: “Storytelling is a democratic art; it is a renewable resource.”


Hear Tell is a monthly live storytelling event organized by Elise Pepple. Crush[ed] is the theme of the next episode, which takes place this evening (doors at 7) at Tandem Bakery (on 742 Congress). According to Pepple, she wanted the theme “to be about love because it’s February” but “didn’t want it to be too […]

Maine, Thankfully: Samuel James: Songwriter, Storyteller, Raconteur


Samuel James is an artist and all around raconteur based in Portland, Maine. He is a seasoned and celebrated blues musician—touring around has taken him all over the planet. His writing about race has been featured in the Phoenix and he recently told a story up growing up in foster homes on the popular radio program […]

Belinda Woolfson: To the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Beyond!


Belinda Woolfson is a comedian and storyteller who lives right here in Portland, Maine. She came to Portland by way of Chicago, where she performed with Second City. She desperately wants to get hired by The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Her campaign to realize this goal, The Ellen Project, will take her across the country to […]