Hi All,

I just wanted to share some announcements and good news with you. One of our storytellers was just showcased on KNKX’s Sound Effect podcast. It’s a story we heard a few months ago at FGS. Now you get to hear the NPR version 🙂

Special thanks to Gabriel Spitzer, host of Sound Effect, for inviting Melissa down to the studio to share her story  https://www.knkx.org/post/how-bad-fortune-telling-led-new-outlook-life-and-some-payback

Also, our sister show, Auntmama’s StoryTable, finally has their own MeetUp page. Connie, one of our regular tellers, helped Maryanne set up the page so it’s easier for everyone to get the invites and know what’s coming up. StoryTable is a show full of stories, music, poetry and more. It’s got all the warmth of FGS but with a wider variety of performances. Maryanne books all the performers so it’s not an open mic, but she’s always looking for new writers and performers so there’s a chance that you could be on the show one day too.

It would tickle my little pickled heart if you supported her show by joining her group https://www.meetup.com/AuntMamas-StoryTable/

I’ll be coming up from Olympia to see the show this Thursday. I hope some of you can join me in the audience at the Olive Way Starbucks.

Lastly, Jeannie Yandle of KUOW just wrote me tonight asking if we had any animal stories we’d like to share on their podcast The Wild. 

https://www.kuow.org/podcasts/thewild

They’re about to start their second season, and they’re organizing a live storytelling show at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle in late May. This is a great chance to tell a story at Benaroya Hall and also be on KUOW.

I pasted the text of Jeannie’s email below so you have all the info I have. If you have any questions, email the podcast from their website.

“We are looking for stories of true-life experiences in the wild for our upcoming Stories from The Wild event. Share your story and information below for consideration. KUOW’s The Wild team will review all submissions. If your story is chosen, we will contact you to discuss further details and next steps. Portions of the event will be used in future episodes of The Wild podcast.”

Here’s the submission link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=uMFXPa70OUatsTMSrjvIJ8dxXCZ64uVPr3a6Hq33899UMzMwS1IwSUdCMlZTR1JCWkdDNkRQOUVaWC4u

That’s all I have for now. I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I hope to see some of you this Thursday for Maryanne’s show.

Paul
freshgroundstories@gmail.com