Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Night of Storytelling

I went to see Mawson's Mettle, a reading by storyteller Lawrence Howard, performed as part of Portland's Fertile Ground festival. It was a wonderful event. This was the first time in many, many years I listened to an oral storyteller as opposed to attending plays. Listening to Lawrence tell Mawson's story (Mawson was an explorer of the Antarctic) held my attention for over two hours.

Lawrence belongs to a group called Portland Story Theater.