the power of the story is real……

The Solo Speak Sessions are live story telling events based in Portland, Oregon.

Starting in November – A monthy Story Show called

“Nevertheless, We Persist – Stories by Women”

Go to the web page:

for information, to sign up for the mailing list and to get tickets !!




Are you interested in learning how to perform personal stories?

Producer-director- performer Shay Knorr of Solo Speak, gives personal story performance workshops called “First Speak”.   Participants create a 10-12 minute personal story, with coaching on structure, intent, conflict, resolution, editing and performance skills.  The stories are performed in a group showcase called “The First Speak Sessions”.

Storytelling is a powerful art form that can heal the performer as well as the listener.  In these times of electronic communication, a live person on a stage sharing their personal experience out loud can be a life transforming event.

I do four week sessions, day long sessions and personal one-on-one coaching….

There are no workshops planned at this time…call or email if you are interested.



If you love stories visit these sites…

Portland Story Theater
The Moth
Story Worthy
Story Corps