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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Brian Rohr

343 NE 62nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97213

(360) 531-2535


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Brian Rohr is a Storyteller, Poet and Healing Arts Practitioner who resides in the Pacific Northwest – a land of constant rain, Evergreen trees, mountains and the waters of the Pacific Ocean. He shares the old stories, often with the drum, and has performed as a featured storyteller for national and international audiences, taught and performed at major conferences, high schools, universities, synagogues and libraries, delighting listeners of all ages, including:

...the 14th International Jewish Renewal Aleph Kallah in Redlands, CA; Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle; Illinois State University; Trickster Tales Storytelling Festival in Washington State; Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, IL & more...

From 2009-2013, Rohr hosted the monthly First Friday Storynight in Port Townsend, WA before moving to Portland, OR. He also created & hosted the ever popular annual Trickster Tales: A Night of Storytelling.

In 2013, Brian was honored by JT News as a ”10 Under 40" recipient by being chosen as one of 10 Jewish people in Washington State under 40 years old who are doing important and inspirational works within the community, specifically as a storyteller.

In 2012, Brian was honored by the National Storytelling Network by being selected as one of seven finalists for the prestigious J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Award in the storytelling community.


“Thank you for your stories... You are a very passionate and gifted storyteller." -Eric J Jones, Sr.

“Brian breaths fire into the story and carries you to the belly of the beast. His energy catapults you right into the story and you find your self riding along with the cast of characters. You can't help but enjoy a storytelling by Brian.” - Michele Podesto, Artist & Ritual Leader

“You're helping to keep cultures and ancient tales rich and alive in an age of quick info and technology.” - Joe Roche, Wrier, Actor, Humorist

“Your presence here over S'lichot was such a blessing to all of us. [The storytelling] truly set the tone not only for the evening, but for our ongoing learning about belonging, believing and becoming. Thank you once again for your special spirit that you brought to that evening.” -Rabbi Stephen Hart, Temple Chai in Long Grove, IL


Types of stories I tell:

As a Storyteller/bard/wanderer, I share the old stories – the Myths, Folk Tales, Fairy Tales – from many different cultures around the world, often using the drum to help create a rhythmic trance state, so the listener can more easily move away from rational listening to listening with the heart. I also have a specialty of Jewish Storytelling.

I tell stories for:

All Ages

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My travel requirements:

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Organizations I belong to:

NSN, Portland Storytelling Guild, Jewish Storytelling Coalition, Mythsinger Foundation