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Medieval Days at the Raptor Centre in Duncan BC

Jennifer seated kids hoto 2-2
The Pacific Northwest Centre for raptors hosted a Medieval Day as a fundraiser for a new hospital for ailing birds. Lee Porteous and I went up to do storytelling sessions for families as part of the fundraising activities.

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Liar’s Contest result

Jennifer placed 2nd in the third annual Liar’s Contest in Port Angeles and received a magnificent trophy.


I am glad that I did not win first place as the prize was a very large pitch fork which would have been hard to bring on the ferry and carry through customs. When I approached the customs and immigration officer he complimented me on my lovely big trophy and asked where I had got it. I said that I had received it at a liar’s contest. He stopped smiling and asked, “What did you do there?” “I lied,” I said. He gave me a withering glance and I thought I might be in for a strip search but my friend, Shirley, said, “We’re storytellers!” “Oh,” he said and waved us through with a look of distain.

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Jennifer will be the featured teller at:

 Story Swap at Port Angeles Library

Stories of magic and mystery, personal tales and an improv story.

June 10 2014 in the Raymond Carver Room of the Port Angeles branch of the North Olympic Library System (2210 S. Peabody St.); there is no charge. 

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Jennifer will be appearing in:

Liars Contest Sat. June 7, 2014

Hosted by Story People of Port Angeles and Clallam County

The Third Annual Liars Contest!

An evening of Tall Tales, Exaggerated Real Life Stories, and Outright Lies.

Go to our Liars Contest web page for all the details about this special event.

Saturday, June 7th, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, at Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St. Port Angeles.





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Jennifer will be appearing in:

 The Flame Returns to Victoria

Victoria, British Columbia …Award winning actor and one of the creators of Mom’s the Word, Deborah Williams, is bringing the hit storytelling event, The Flame, back to the Belfry on June 2, 2014 at 7pm.

The Flame is a storytelling series that features real people, sharing their personal true stories in front of a live audience.  Since its inception in 2009, The Flame has flourished and grown into a wildly popular event, selling out venues in Vancouver and Victoria.

For a taste of what to expect, visit The Flame co-producer Joel Wirkkunen’s Soundcloud for stories recorded from past events.


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Minnie Patterson

The story of Minnie and her incredible effort of save the men of the shipwrecked crew of the Colomo is one of my favourite stories.  I have told it many times of the over years: from her perspective and from the perspective of Tom, her husband.  This August I was able to tell it again at the Port Alberni Marine Centre.  The highlight of the afternoon was meeting Minnie’s granddaughter, Betty.

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