Advocate Event: True Stories Told Live, June 5

The Corvallis Advocate is back with another live storytelling event, on Tuesday, June 5, at Old World Deli, and this time things are getting physical…

The June storytelling theme is “Show and Tell,” meaning participants will be welcome to literally show the audience an item—maybe even a body part (but please, no nudity) — and tell the tale behind it. 

Need suggestions on what to show? Take a stroll through your home, or a scroll through your phone, until you find that thing that delivers an acute emotional response, or maybe surfaces a memory you think others would delight in hearing.

Here’s a tip on what not to bring, and I know this from experience: the photo album that graphically details your birth in slow sequential order, up to the main crowning event. I don’t know about this crowd, but it didn’t go over so well in kindergarten. 

Sign-up starts at 6:30 p.m. and storytellers hit the stage at 7 p.m. Stories should not exceed seven minutes. Suggested donation at the door will be $5.

If interested in reserving a slot, please contact with your name and a short summary of what you’d like to show and tell.

By Stevie Beisswanger