Hi Everyone,

I hope to see you this Thursday at the next Fresh Ground Stories. We have two themes this month so if you want to tell a story you have a couple of topics to choose from. The first is “Keep on keeping on: Stories of not giving up” and the second is “Courage.” Choose one of those themes to tell a story about or just hang out and enjoy the show from the audience 🙂

FGS: Keep on Keeping On – Stories of not giving up

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7:00 PM

Roy Street Coffee & Tea
700 Broadway East – Seattle, WA

32 Story Fans Attending

This month’s show is going to have two themes because I apparently I can’t keep track of even the simplest things in my life. But that is ok! Mistakes lead to stories so I’m not going to worry about it. Last week at the show I couldn’t remember the theme I had chosen so I told everyone at Roy St that the theme was “Courage.” When I got home that n…

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Here’s a Moth story to put you in the mood: https://youtu.be/ayYMNb1H-Y8

I don’t know who Diana Spechler is but she tells a lot of stories that really resonate with me. Sometimes it feels like she’s been reading my journal. It’s a little unnerving.

Also, I just discovered a storytelling podcast that I instantly loved so I want to share it with you guys. It’s from multiple-Moth-StorySlam winner Matthew Dicks and his wife Elysia who give storytelling tips and then break down a story they like and explain what the teller did well. The podcast is called “SpeakUp Storytelling” and you can find it on iTunes here:


Did that sound like an advertisement for them? I hope not. It’s just a cool thing I found that I know will help me with my own storytelling so I wanted to pass it on to anyone else who might be interested.

The last thing I want to tell you about are two live story shows coming up that are worth seeing.

One is Folklife. There are a number of FGS alumni in the festival this year and I hope some of you can go check out their performances  http://seattlestorytellers.org/ssg/images/folklife18revtimes.pdf

The other is Auntmama’s Storytable, which usually runs at the same time and day as our show. This month, we’re lucky. She’s running her show a week after ours, May 31. I’ve been trying for a long time to get her to tell a story at FGS because she is amazing and I love sharing a stage with her. Until that happens you can see her show at her own show  http://seattlestorytellers.org/ssg/events/event-7400.html

That’s all I got. Enjoy the sun. Hope to see you in a few days at Roy Street!