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 🙂
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!