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Harley Sachs- Storyteller & Author

Join Harley Sachs for an exciting story-telling experience! The material he uses is drawn from several of his books of published short stories, *Misplaced Persons, Threads of The Covenant: The Jews of Red Jacket, Yooper Tales (and other funny stuff), and Irma Quarterdeck Reports* (boating anecdotes). Though all of those books are available from Amazon.com, Sachs does not sell books, feeling that his performances are not book signings, but entertainment. Harley Sachs takes pride in his voicing of numerous characters, and stepping outside the typical “reading” structure. Typically his one hour performance consists of two or three stories- one humorous, another serious, PLUS… time permitting, a new story made up on the spot using words from the audience!



About Harley Sachs: Though born in Chicago and raised in Indiana, Harley L. Sachs considers himself an international, having lived in Germany, Sweden, Scotland, and Denmark. He earned a degree in English at Indiana University, then served in the US Army in Germany. After getting his Master’s degree at I.U. he returned to Europe and worked under cover for several years. He met and married Ulla in Stockholm, Sweden and they spent a year’s honeymoon in a Scottish castle. Returning to the USA, Sachs taught English briefly at Southern Illinois University, then moved to Michigan Technological University in the Upper Peninsula, where he and his wife raised three daughters. He took early retirement and now lives in Portland, Oregon.

Harley L. Sachs is the author of many novels, short stories, magazine articles, and newspaper columns. His short stories have been broadcast on the BBC World Service short wave and on Oregon Public Radio’s Golden Hours.. He has won many awards.

Harley Sachs is a born story-teller and author. For ten years he had a daily (m-f) radio show on WMPL-FM in Hancock, Michigan, in which he reviewed children’s books and invented extemporaneous stories using three words phoned in to the station. As a volunteer reader for Golden Hours at Oregon Public Radio, he recorded fourteen of his books, some of which are available as Audible.com audio books through Amazon.com. Ten of his books, mainly Portland mysteries, are in the Multnomah Central Library, and are frequently circulated.


Service Fee: FREE 1st PERFORMANCE! Inquire for Details

Service Areas: Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Washington County.

Service Types: Retirement Home/Independent Living, Assisted Living, Adult Foster Home, Skilled Nursing/Rehab, Hospital, Senior Center, Seniors at Home, Private Parties/Locations.

Availability: Weekdays, Contact on Short Notice, Request in Advance, Daytime. Usually not available Saturdays or night-time hours.


 MP3/Video Links:

Lollipop Murder

The Mystery Club Solves a Murder


Contact Name: Harley Sachs

Phone: (503) 299- 4328

E-mail: sachsharley@gmail.com

Website: http://www.harleysachs.com/

Blog: http://harleysachs.blogspot.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hlsachs

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