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BYOB STORYTELLING: Personal Passion To Creative Business

  • KLUM HOUSE 6006 North Oberlin Street Portland, OR, 97203 United States (map)


A storytelling and skill-building workshop series to inspire artists, makers, hand-crafters, movers & shakers on your own unique creative business path and empower you with the tangible skills + resources to manage and grow your business.



Hearing the stories of other people's creative journey can inspire us and help us feel more supported as we brave our own path through creative entrepreneurship. We believe our community of creatives can be a huge resource: Sharing ideas, offering support, belief in each other, constructive feedback and a serious pool of awesomely talented people from their own unique backgrounds and experiences.

In this BYOB series introductory storytelling workshop, guests will hear from the founders of the series; Ellie Lum of RE Load Bags + Klum House, Heather Treadway of HT, and Dustin Klein of Cadence about their individual creative business journeys. Each uniquely different in their own right, our three storytellers will speak about how they got to where they are now— the triumphs, the stumbles, and the trial by fire learning experiences along the way.

Be ready to laugh, learn, connect and feel more empowered and knowledgeable in the creative and laid back setting of Klum House. The workshop will consist of storytelling and dialogue with the whole group, so we can dig deeper into how these stories resonate with your own creative business path. We will be serving light refreshments and snacks, but if you have a particular beverage you wish to enjoy, then BYOB!  


- Ellie Lum founded RE Load Bags, a custom messenger bag company in 1998. She now runs Klum House, a skill-building workshop space + handmade goods brand. Read more about Ellie.

- Heather Treadway is a fashion designer, musician and costumer. She founded Paperdoll, a young women's sportswear line in 2002. In 2008 her brand took the name HT. She is currently building a a new line of fine reversible wool cloaks under the name Canter. Read more about Heather.

- Dustin Klein founded Cadence, a lifestyle cycling clothing brand in 2003. He is also a working artist whose fine art practice encompasses many mediums. Read more about Dustin.


Workshop Fee: Sliding Scale $30 - $5

Attendance to this event will automatically enter you into a raffle to receive a free ticket to the first  BYOB workshop, THE BIG PICTURE: The Everyday Experience Of Braving Your Own Creative Business

* If the winner of the raffle has already purchased a ticket to THE BIG PICTURE workshop, then they will be reimbursed

Later Event: September 6