Monday, March 8, 6:00-7:45 p.m.
CYNTHIA ORR was a full-time professional storyteller for 10 years. She focused on programs for adults, with concerts a mixture of improvised stories, stories she wrote, and stories from varied traditions. She did programs in jails and halfway houses, worked with arts councils and civic groups and did long term residencies. She toured Alaska and Guam and the Mariana Islands. She left storytelling and became a mental health counselor, doing that for 25 years. She is retired and writing a book called Tracking Beauty: A Clear- Eyed Look at the Powers of Beauty.
6:00-6:30 p.m. — Social time
6:30-7:45 p.m. — Program begins with land acknowledgement and call to action,
followed by featured and open-mic storytelling; each story followed by group conversation
Under the Rainbow: Storytelling for the LGBTQIA+ and Allied Community takes place every second Monday for teens and adults. Sign up for open mic at the event. LGBTQIA+ tellers are prioritized; allies are welcome in the audience and to participate in post-story conversation. No one is obligated to tell a story.
Under the Rainbow is supported by Edmonds Library, Edmonds Arts Commission, Seattle Storytellers Guild, Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition, and a grant from the Pride Foundation.