Storyteller to swap tales of kith, kin at Port Angeles library Monday evening

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

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PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles-bred, planet-crisscrossing Ingrid Nixon is the next featured performer in the free Story Swap coming to the library's Raymond Carver Room this Monday night.

Nixon, who gleans stories from the people she meets while traveling, will step up at 7 p.m. Monday in the Carver Room, inside the Port Angeles Library at 2210 S. Peabody St.

“Family: Gotta Love 'em” is the title of her set, a tongue-in-cheek examination of families in myths, folktales and everyday life. And as always, admission is free to the swap.

Nixon is a storyteller who delights in sharing tales from far-off places as well as the closer-to-home, personal stories.

For more than two decades, her work in expedition tourism has propelled her to destinations including Antarctica, Greenland, Madagascar and Easter Island. A resident of Alaska for 20 years, she recently returned to Washington state, where she runs the interpretation and education programs at Mount Rainier National Park.

Nixon has written, hosted and narrated films about national parks, and has won awards for this work.

James Hodgson, spokesman for the Story People of Clallam County, hails Nixon as an enchanting storyteller, one who tells family stories with insight — and a touch of mischief.

“We are pleased beyond belief to have her back,” Hodgson's announcement adds.

After Nixon's set Monday night, the Story People will host a refreshment break and then open the microphone for other storytellers to share their words. The evening will wrap up around 9 p.m.

To find out more about storytelling activities including the Story Swaps, which take place at the library usually on the fourth Monday of the month, phone Hodgson at 360-582-1724 or visit

Last modified: November 21. 2013 7:02PM
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