Hi Everyone,

Below are three great opportunities to catch some great storytelling in Seattle.

Next Sunday, David Schumer, one of our regulars, is hosting Seattle Words n Music. You’ll see storytellers you’ve heard at FGS here and in between stories you’ll see some cool musicians. I always enjoy this show and it’s a great way to support the people you’ve seen tell stories at Roy Street.

Click the link below for full description and a short video teaser:
http://shoutout.wix.com/so/cLkYuhA_?cid=ef26a55d-7396-46e4-9be2-5b0a1971f175#/main

Seattle Words n Music 5
The “Gotcha” show
Stories with shocking twists
Sunday may 14th 7pm
Jewelbox Theatre in Belltown
tickets $12.50 online

The Seattle Storytellers Guild has some really interesting events that I like to attend when I’m in town. You can find their monthly event listing below.
http://seattlestorytellers.org/ssg/home.html

Lastly, the LA-based storytelling show Risk! asked me to send along a request for stories for their Seattle show next month. Risk! is a great podcast and their live shows are always fun. If you have a story you’d like to pitch them read the info below and send one in. It’d be great to hear one of our FGS tellers on the podcast or see them perform at the Vera Project downtown. I copy-and-pasted the email from them below. If you have any questions please email them directly.

Send pitches to: pitches@risk-show.com

Submission deadline: 5/13/17
RISK! Live Show
The Vera Project
305 Harrison Street
Show date: 6/10/17
Showtime: 7:30 PM

“Theme: Destructive (Stories are not required to fit under this theme. It’s just a jumping off point to help you brainstorm about stories you have. We cast excellent true stories over stories that simply fit the theme but are less compelling.)

RISK! Is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. RISK! has featured people like Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, and regular folks from around the world, dropping the act and showing a side of themselves we’ve never seen before. The RISK! podcast gets over 1.5 million downloads each month. Slate.com called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”

RISK! is not like other storytelling shows. It’s “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public.” We encourage our storytellers to step out on a limb, be brutally candid and emotionally raw. This is an uncensored show where taboos are tackled and people talk about things they ordinarily might not share in mixed company, but might save for their therapist.

To hear some of our stories, go to http://risk-show.com/listen

For more information about what we look for in story pitches and how to submit, go to http://risk-show.com/submissions and send us your pitch by 5/13/17 to be considered!”

That’s all I got for you. I hope you’re all having a great time in the sun 🙂

Paul
freshgroundstories@gmail.com

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