I'd like to take a break from our normal programming to invite you to a fun (and free!) event tomorrow evening. "Rooted" is a story slam which will take place at the Columbia Center For the Arts starting at 6PM. I will be part of the program with a story called "Haunted" about some of the characters who haunt our downtown. Hope to see you there.
Here's the official invite:
“Rooted: Gorge stories of community, creativity and innovation,” features local residents telling captivating original stories about their unique experiences of living in the Columbia River Gorge. The catch is that each speaker will have less than five minutes to weave a tale.
Storytellers include community activist Tina Castañares, who explores America’s latest immigration obsession — Mars. Pierce Louis of Dirt Hugger explains how 150 pounds of coffee launched a movement, and former Mayor Arthur Babitz recounts his experience of being haunted in Hood River.
The fun kicks off at the Columbia Gorge Center for the Arts with a no-host bar at 6 p.m. and music from Brian Litt. Storytellers take the stage from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Doug Stepina, lead singer of the Antonyms, as emcee. Sponsored by Insitu, this event is free and open to the public.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Sounds fun and innovative!
L.E. on 9th November 2016 @ 7:13am
What a terrific evening. Many thanks, Arthur, for alerting us and for your walk through the local streets and buildings that feature in photographs from The History Museum's collection AND that haunt your thoughts. I loved the informal presentations within the innovative structure of the program. We were all moved by the emotions, knowledge, and sassy attitude(!) shared by the participants. Good to know that we can still all laugh and feel collectively and feel that we are still together as a community.
Lynn Orr on 11th November 2016 @ 9:50am