Last August we packed Old World Deli with storytelling enthusiasts, 10 of which told their own tale about growing up. We heard stories about first kisses and getting lit on fire, about practical jokes and surviving the wilderness. Our own Kyle Bunnell described what it was like to find out he had been walking incorrectly his whole life – on his tip toes to be exact. Sometimes you just don’t get it right the first time around, but those mishaps make for great stories.
Our next storytelling night is coming up, and we can’t wait to hear from more members of the community. This month’s theme will be Breaking the Rules. Not sure where to start? Long-time Moth storyteller Margot Leitman has a few words of advice: make people root for you, remember that stories are about how you felt, and when in doubt, make sure your story has a beginning, middle, and end.
We welcome all participants and ask you rule-breakers to follow just a couple guidelines. Stories must be true, told in 10 minutes or less, and follow the theme. The rest is up to you. Whether you’ve spent your whole life getting into mischief, or you’ve only been a silent observer, this is your chance to tell your story.
Join us at Imagine Coffee on November 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. Sign-up starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Anika Lautenbach