Storyteller James Bennett relates a travel story during a storytelling evening on Friday, April 1 at Odie's Deli in Soldotna.

Storyteller James Bennett relates a travel story during a storytelling evening on Friday, April 1 at Odie's Deli in Soldotna.

Photos: Telling tales

Odie’s Deli in Soldotna was crowded Friday night for a live storytelling event with the date-appropriate theme of “foolishness.” A group of raconteurs including the Kenai Watershed Forum’s Dan Pascucci, former Redoubt Report founding editor Jenny Neyman, and Kenai Peninsula College professor Alan Boraas told anecdotes. Organizer Kaitlin Vadla said the storytelling event may return in the summer, with a theme to be decided.

Photos by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion

Audience members react to a story told by Bill Holt during a storytelling evening on Friday, April 1 at Odie's Deli.

Audience members react to a story told by Bill Holt during a storytelling evening on Friday, April 1 at Odie’s Deli.

Kenai Peninsula College anthropology professor Alan Boraas tells a story at a storytelling evening on Friday April 1 at Odie's Deli in Soldotna.

Kenai Peninsula College anthropology professor Alan Boraas tells a story at a storytelling evening on Friday April 1 at Odie’s Deli in Soldotna.

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