Portland Storyteller’s Guild opens its 33rd season, Saturday, September 1 at the historic Clinton Street Theater with Journeys, a program of stories by Shay Knorr, Juliana Person and Eric Foxman.

Showtime is 7:30 and doors open at 7 with music by Eric and Steve Cooper. One audience volunteer will be selected to tell a five-minute story following intermission after getting pointers from a professional teller.

That’s how Juliana Person got her storytelling start. She attended last year’s show and was chosen to tell a story about a bear and a tent that brought down the house. Then she showed up at monthly Guild story swaps and auditioned with another tale exploring a humorous aspect of her successful battle with cancer.

Tickets are $12 online at tinyurl.com/ychwzupd or $15 at the door.