Ingrid Nixon

Storyteller Ingrid Nixon
Strange Things Done in the Midnight Sun: Alaska Tales Real and Imagined
October 19  10:00am HST

Ingrid Nixon is an award-winning, world-traveling storyteller, who loves nothing more  than to whisk away listeners on journeys of the imagination. Exploration nail-biters, lies,  tall tales, traditional and personal stories—she tells them all, bringing characters to life  using voices, gestures, and animated facial expressions.  

From Antarctica to Greenland, Madagascar to Easter Island, Ingrid’s three decades of  work in expedition tourism has taken her on a magic carpet ride around the planet. 

Ingrid Nixon, Storyteller ~ www.ingridnixon.com, stories@ingridnixon.com 

When not telling stories in the polar regions or steamy jungles, she performs and leads  storytelling workshops for groups, special events, schools and festivals, including at the  National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Ingrid holds a Masters  Degree in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University.  

Ingrid ‘s creative approaches to traditional tales make these ancient stories relevant to  modern audiences. All of Ingrid’s recordings have received the Storytelling World Gold  Seal for listeners of all ages! Her audio recording, Grimm’s with a Twist, offers  deliciously dark stories spiced liberally with humor and pathos. Operation Bouncy Chair,  features personal stories about the important things in life: family, love, and coffee. Lost  Hearts and Other Creep Stories is perfect for a dark and stormy night.  

Originally from Minnesota, Ingrid grew up on the trails of the Olympic Mountains in  Washington State. She later discovered the wilds of Alaska, which is a place that feels  like home. 

As she clutches her Golden Pitchfork award, Ingrid proudly claims her title as a  champion liar at several liars contests, including at Seattle’s Northwest Folklife Festival  and the Stone Soup Festival in Woodruff, SC. But it’s no lie that she was honored as the  Outstanding Student Performance at East Tennessee State University. She’s also a  Seattle Moth StorySLAM winner. Ingrid has received national kudos for the numerous  films she has written, hosted, and narrated for Discovery Channel and the National Park  Service. She has also worked as a public radio DJ and an award-winning print  journalist. When not traveling, she lives in Southeast Alaska where she works for the  National Park Service. More at IngridNixon.com

The Fall International Storyteller Series is presented in conjunction with the Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival. Click here for the full Fall International Storyteller Series schedule.