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Ken Iverson


Ken has been telling stories most of his life. Bringing stories to life! That is his goal. He marvels at how a story can bring people together. He was thrilled to be awarded the 2nd Place trophy in the 2011 & 2012 Seattle Folklife Festival's renowned Liar's Contest.

He is a founding member and past-president of the Portland Storytelling Guild (now in it's 28th year of developing storytellers!). He teaches Beginning Storytelling and Personal Story Creation Workshops and has presented workshops coast to coast (Boston, MA. and Newport, OR. - still working on those 'middle states').

He firmly believes stories have a remarkable ability to reach deep inside of us and help to loosen, and heal, our limiting concepts and fears. He delights in the power of stories, and laughter, to enrich one's understanding, and appreciation, of life.

Ken tells original stories as well as traditional and contemporary folktales and myths from around the world for audiences of all ages. His energetic telling style has been enthusiastically received. He tells wherever people gather and want to hear a good story.

He and his wife recently moved onto a small farm, 'Slug Hollow Crossing', in Oregon City, OR. where Ken believes many new stories will come to life.

What Others Are Saying:

  • "Having Ken out to our facility is an incredible treat; his lighthearted warmth and fun-loving stories make him a resident favorite!" - Holli, A Senior Living Facility Activity Director
  • "Ken has an excellent rapport with children. We heartily, and whole-heartedly, recommend him. He brings joy, laughter, and inspiration to any gathering as he brings stories alive for those present." - St. Michael's School
  • "His enthusiasm in telling his stories is beyond words. At our Christmas Party he told a story that made everyone feel as if they were a small child again, filling our hearts with the feeling of Christmas." - L. Hughes, Director's Furniture