Anne Rutherford, STORYTELLER
Without you, I'm talking to myself
Award-winning storyteller Anne Rutherford delights audiences nationwide with funny, touching performances that include tales of personal adventure, West Coast folklore and prize-winning lies. Her singing and mandolin playing add to the fun, along with vivid vocal and physical characterizations such as her original Wild West alter-ego, the adventurous Clementine Ryder.
A featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival, Anne has also twice been a Teller in Residence at the International Storytelling Center. Rutherford's CDs The Habit of Joy, 3 Lies & Some Truth and The Adventures of Clementine Ryder are Storytelling World Award Winners. However, she is also five-time first place winner of the Northwest Folklife Liar’s Contest — so don’t believe everything she tells you.
Rutherford performs and leads workshops across the country, often in with her husband, storyteller Norm Brecke. Besides telling in festivals, Anne enjoys working as a teaching artist in schools, telling at libraries, and devising new stories.