Storytellers Bob Nuffer

Storytellers Bob Nuffer

Storytellers to present sneak peek of festival

PORT ANGELES — Four storytellers will provide a sneak peek into the 18th annual Forest Storytelling Festival — which will begin Friday — during Peninsula College’s Studium Generale program Thursday.

The storytellers will appear at 12:35 p.m. in the Little Theater on the Port Angeles Peninsula College campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

The annual festival, which also will be held at Peninsula College, will run from Friday through Sunday.

Storytellers from the Story People of Clallam County who will share their talents Thursday are Joy Beaver, Jean Cameron, Dennis Duncan and Bob Nuffer.

Beaver is a medical transcriptionist and resident manager of a senior home park in Sequim.

Her first encounter with professional storytellers happened at the Forest Storytelling Festival in 2007.

Delighted by the storytellers and the stories they told, she became a member of the Story People and will tell a true story from her life.

Cameron is a graduate of the Arizona School of Storytelling in Scottsdale.

A harpist, she often combines playing and storytelling.

She has been a member of the Story People for six years, has been involved in the annual festival and shares her stories at monthly story swaps, often with her harp in hand.

Duncan, a native of Port Angeles, began telling stories to his children as they grew up.

After he retired from public school teaching, he started a program telling stories to schoolchildren and has told stories to thousands of children over the past 17 years.

He has served the Story People as both a board member and an officer.

Nuffer is a clinical social worker, and he often uses stories to illustrate a point or encourage a different perspective.

He joined the Story People in 2008 and currently serves on the board of directors.

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