Real people. Real life. Real stories.
It’s that simple.
Everyone has a story. No matter what defines us or how we define ourselves, real life happens to all of us.
Have you accomplished something amazing? Taught yourself a skill?
Whether the answer is yes or no, you have a story to share.
Have you learned something about yourself that you don’t like? Let yourself or someone else down? Ended up miles from where you thought you would be?
Regardless of where you are or where you thought you would be, you have a story.
And for one night, you have an audience.
Sharing your true story is therapeutic. It can help you move through something, towards something else or remind you that you are where you want to be doing what you want to do. It also builds community.
What is Stories at the Storey?
Stories at the Storey is a monthly true story open mic night held at The Storey in Lancaster. We meet from 7-8 PM on the last Thursday of each month. Run by Yvonne Battle-Felton and Naomi Kruger, Stories at the Storey is an award winning community arts event sponsored by Grad College and a BBC Get Creative Event. We offer a platform to share stories with a warm, enthusiastic audience eager to hear your true story. Each storyteller has 3-5 minutes to read, tell, perform and otherwise share their true story. You can read it or memorize it, the choice is yours. The evening starts with food, drinks and conversation and ends in storytelling that moves us to think, act, laugh, cry or connect.
Who is it for? Stories at the Storey is for everyday people. Everyone has a story to tell. +18
What’s in it for you? Stories at the Storey offers a captive audience (at least for 3 to 5 minutes).
What’s in it for us? The Story. At Stories at the Storey we realize not all stories have happy endings and not every story has closure. Whether your story covers a chapter in your life; a day, an event, an experience and leaves us there wondering what happened. It’s your story.
For more information or to sign up for a 3-5 minute true-story open-mic slot, email, tweet, message us on Facebook or comment here.
What a sample of some of the types of stories you might hear at Stories at the Storey? We’ll post more as we have them. For now, here’s a story Yvonne shared at a past Stories at the Storey