Queer Adventure Storytelling – May 9th

RSVP on facebook or don’t! Just come!

Queer Adventure Storytelling happens every second Wednesday featuring stories of the outdoors, traveling and beyond by queer, trans and gender non-conforming speakers. Let’s build a NEW outdoors narrative together!

Our guests for May 9th are Denny Richard, Kelly Campbell, Robert “Paws” Dike and Eleanor Alice ! (bios below)

QAS is brought to you by Trevor Homework McKee (Northwest Outward Bound School), Mercy Sham (Wild Diversity), TC Frost (The Venture Out Project) & Jenny Bruso (Unlikely Hikers)

At our new location, In Other Words!

Doors 6:30, Event 7pm

$3-$5 sliding scale. No one turned away. Free for people of color. No questions asked. Please consider donating for someone who can’t. See comments for info about our unique door policy and how funds are handled.

All ages, but no promises stories will be kid-friendly.

This month’s event will benefit NAYA! NAYA (Native American Youth and Family Center) was founded by the community, for the community and is a family of numerous tribes and voices who are rooted in sustaining tradition and building cultural wealth. They provide culturally-specific programs and services that guide people in the direction of personal success and balance through cultural empowerment. nayapdx.com

Allies are welcome to attend. This space and the bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.

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Are you interested in reading
or presenting at a future event?
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We will need anywhere from 2-4 guests for each event, so shoot us an email with what you may have in mind and a little bit about your background as a queer adventurer. This can be defined as broadly as you like! POC, trans & fat folks to the front! QueerAdventureStorytelling@gmail.com

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Presenter bios!

Denny Richard is an outdoor adventure guide. Often taking the solo route and the route less traveled, he likes to help educate those who are preparing to go into the wild. You can read up on his stories at tentpitcher.wordpress.com or follow him on instagram @tentpitcher.

Kelly Campbell – is a career puppeteer, storyteller and teaching artist. For the past 10 years, Kelly has toured environmentally themed puppet shows to schools throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. When a puppet is not on her arm, she packs her car and enjoys extended road trips and solo adventures, discovering hidden National Forest camp spots and telling stories around the fire. Visit her website at KCPuppetree.com

Robert “Paws” Dike has always been good at finding things! Going slow is key to being a good treasure hunter; so walking is his favorite physical activity. Prior to deciding to hike the PCT, he has only backpacked one weekend. His heart aches with homesickness for the pace of the trail.

Eleanor Alice is a metal artist currently turning her urban farm into a retreat and educational center. She’s traveled most of the Americas and Europe, hiked in New Zealand leading llama packs, she’s a mountaineer and has a strong interest in appropriate technology and alternative building methods.

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