May 18, 2018. Paul produced this movie about Oregon LGBTQ veterans and their stories about not being able to serve openly in the US military. If you didn't catch the November 2017 world premiere, here's another chance to view this ground-breaking film.
May 10, 2018. Older and bolder storytellers will share wisdom, fierceness, compassion, and humor in this special fundraiser for Vera's Purse.
April 4, 2018. Paul will join other aging experts at OSU's annual gerontology conference and present two workshops.
March 8, 2018. Hear stories of persistence from local women! Paul co-hosts with Erin Chourey and presents five daring storytellers: Alicia, Coco, Denise, Stacey, and Ellen!
February 3-4, 2018. MOP Deconstructed is a coming-of-age story of a gay man’s search for self-expression and acceptance, told through a generational lens. Reflect with Paul on culture and identity through childhood, college, and mature adulthood, with stories full of humor and poignance.
December 12, 2017. Join Paul and AARP Oregon in Eugene, OR, as they work to discuss issues facing the LGBT community as people age. Topics include:
A light breakfast will be provided.
November 24, 2017. Is Paul lying or telling the truth? What about the six others who are telling stories? Only one of them is really lying, and the others are telling true but outrageous stories. If you can tell, you'll win a great prize and maybe earn some more booty!
November 17, 2017. Paul will provide a keynote and facilitate an interactive workshop with three family caregivers.
November 17, 2017. Join Paul with Ellen Wolfson and John Wylder for an afternoon of storytelling happy hour, focusing on the theme of resilience.
November 3, 2017. We are pleased to be have completed working on a special storytelling project for The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs. Oregon is first in the nation to launch outreach efforts for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender veterans. Research shows that LGBTQ service members are more likely to experience physical and mental health problems related to the stress of deployment and reintegration compared to their heterosexual counterparts.
We interviewed four LGBTQ Veterans and one active duty soldier. They shared their remarkable stories of courage and resilience to help raise awareness of their struggles.
What a timely project! The release of Breaking the Silence: An oral history of Oregon's LGBTQ Service members is scheduled for November 3rd at The Mission Theater.
October 21, 2017. Enjoy a morning of storytelling hosted by Master Storyteller Paul Iarrobino and featuring three older adults sharing their accounts of resilience and aging. This interactive presentation will showcase valuable, but often sidelined, older adult voices while giving the audience access to the power within their own unique stories.
October 20, 2017. Paul will combine his passion for sharing LGBT elder stories with the latest research and best practices to help providers be more prepared and welcoming.
October 1, 2017. Join Multnomah Country Library as we jump start the month with an intergenerational diverse storytelling event celebrating National Coming Out Day. Hosted by master storyteller Paul Iarrobino.
We'll have LGBTQ stories, live music and light refreshments.
This event is free to the public, no library card required.
September 22, 2017. Paul is a Ride Connection volunteer stationed at Metropolitan Family Service's Project Linkage as a dialysis driver. Starting In September, Paul will bring his love for older adults, sense of humor and adventure in creating fun themed trips.
September 19, 2017. Paul will be leading back-to-back sessions on Navigating the Complexities for LGBT Elders: Creating Visibility and Inclusion.
September 7, 2017, 6:30-8:30 PM. TPCNW is pleased to be part of this powerful exhibition that pays tribute to local activists and their efforts in dismantling barriers and creating dynamic, inclusive communities.
This free event begins in the Whitsell Auditorium and moves into the Object Stories gallery in the Main Museum, Lower Level.
July 25, 2017. Is Paul lying or telling the truth? What about the five others who are telling stories? Only one of them is really lying, and the others are telling true but outrageous stories. If you can tell, you'll win a great prize and some street cred!
June 14, 2017. Paul worked with a planning group to develop the program for this community event and hosted it, including a fast and fun trivia game!
June 6, 2017. Join us for an evening celebration of The Geezer Gallery’s Story Catchers project! This is an interactive storytelling event celebrating handcrafted dramatic readings of LGBTQ stories, poetry and music! Hosted by master storyteller Paul Iarrobino.
Live storytelling and music from 5:30 – 7:15 pm
FREE to all
Where: Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR
Bring non-perishable food donations that will benefit Our House of Portland’s Esther’s Pantry…Door Prize Raffle items for food donors.
No-host wine, beer and snacks available in The Producer’s Lounge in main lobby.
May 30, 2017. Join Paul and Washington County for an afternoon of storytelling featuring three older adults sharing their accounts of resilience and aging. More than ever, older Americans are working longer, trying new things, and engaging in their communities.
May 26, 2017. Paul will emcee the program's annual volunteer recognition event. These active older adults serve children and youth in the tri-county and contributed 35,000 hours of service this year. Pretty amazing!
May 21-24, 2017. Paul will be leading a session on resiliency for professionals in the aging network.
May 20, 2017. This interactive workshop will equip you with the skills and confidence to use the power of storytelling in your communication and deliver your business messages in a more compelling way.
May 11, 2017. Join Paul to discover the power of storytelling in your communication and how to deliver your business and personal messages in a more compelling way.
May 6, 2017. In this ever-changing, technological world, this workshop will help the older worker incorporate new strategies for revitalizing job searches and networking. You'll also learn about unique opportunities for this age group (canceled).
April 22, 2017. Explore and discover your emerging self as you re-think, re-evaluate and explore ideas and approaches that match your values, passions and talents. Designed to provide dedicated time and space for you to develop your new narrative.
April 5, 2017. Paul presented a keynote presentation entitled, Navigating the Complexities for LGBT Elders: Creating Visibility and Inclusion and teamed up with Reid Vanderburgh to present a workshop, Don't Forget About Us; Stories from the LGBT Community. This workshop included small group activities for providers to work together as a multi-disciplinary team in discussing real-life case examples and develop culturally responsive ideas and strategies.
March 21, 2017. Paul provided a storytelling workshop for LGBT older adults interested in joining SAGE Metro Portland's elder panel. The elders enrich the community training experience by sharing their unique stories and perspectives.
February-March 2017. Paul led a four week storytelling class that included a community production. The tool for this class was resilience. The event was so successful it lead to additional community shows.
Spring 2017. Paul worked with a small team to develop a unique intergenerational program that included principles of storytelling to connect cross-generational learning and understanding.
February 9, 2017. Paul was the guest speaker for their volunteer recognition event. These amazing volunteers donate their time to advocate for people living in various long term care settings around the state.
Also see the LTCO's appreciation on Facebook!
December 22, 2016. Paul was one of the featured storytellers for this local curated event. The theme was holiday and Paul did not disappoint. He closed his story with a song and to his surprise, the audience sung along!
December 2016. Paul hosted a holiday program for residents of a low-income building.
November 19, 2016. Paul provided an interactive and engaging keynote presentation, What's Vital About Aging Anyway, and actively involved the audience to learn how they stay vital.
October 22, 2016. Paul led a workshop designed to help new retirees look at retirement with a fresh perspective.
October 6-7, 2016. Paul's What's Your Story? Workshop challenges human services to remember the stories of why they do this important work and how to give that narrative an authentic voice.
September 2016. Paul joined other diversity trainers from the region to educate hospice and palliative care providers on the unique issues when working with marginalized communities.
July 2016. Paul's Mortified performance comes alive in Episode 68 when his interview is paired up with audio clips from his local production.
March 30, 2016. Paul and his team of elder LGBT storytellers have the unique opportunity to talk with service providers about their journeys, hopes and potential concerns with senior services.
September 3-4, 2015. Paul reads from his childhood diaries. Yup, Mortified is the right title!
July 5, 2015. Paul mentored a handful of elders to share their stories for a community storytelling event.
Website. Various appearances in Portland, OR; Louisville, KY; and Boston, MA. Paul is a frequent Moth performer.