Our next show is April 15th. Come tell a story about leaving, finding, or creating a home. You can define home as broadly as you want.

Did you run away from home at 15? Did you find your first true home at 45? Maybe you made a home for other people when you realized no one was going to give them a home but you. Have you ever found a place where you feel you really belong? How did it happen?

It wasn’t until about 10 to 12  years ago that I started taking off my coat when I went to someone’s house. That’s weird, right? I think it was because I wanted to make a quick exit after I said something funny. I figured there was no point staying after the big closer. Why else was I there, right? Someone remind me to bring that up with my therapist next month.

Anyway, if you want to tell a story, don’t forget to practice out loud on as many people as possible and time yourself when you’re doing it. All stories have to be under 8 minutes. Stories also have to be pretty clean in both language and content. The rest of the rules and guidelines are below:

Workshops are a great way to get feedback on a story you’re working on. Here are two I highly recommend:

Stay Awesome Storytelling Virtual Workshop

Seattle, WA
142 Members

Hi! Come join me Bill Bernat to workshop a 5-7 minute story. It’s the perfect way to prep a story for Fresh Ground Stories or another storytelling show. This is usually a smal…

Next Meetup

Workshop Your Story with Great Tellers and a Coach

Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021, 5:30 PM
2 Attending

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FGS – Storytelling Workshop

Seattle, WA
669 Storytellers

This workshop helps you become a better storyteller and to prepare to tell stories at events like Fresh Ground Stories or The Moth.The workshop is free.A diverse group of pe…

Next Meetup

April ONLINE Storytelling Workshop

Sunday, Apr 11, 2021, 1:00 PM
9 Attending

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Both are run by experienced tellers who have told many times at FGS. I’m also happy to help with stories. Send me an email at freshgroundstories@gmail.com and we set up a call.

If you want to tell a story at the show, email me as soon as possible so I can get you on the list.

I send out the Zoom registration link to everyone in the Meetup group on April 12. You must register for the show in order to attend. 

After you register, Meetup will send you a link to the actual show. Each link is unique to the person who registered so you won’t be able to share it with anyone. 

If you know someone who wants to attend but isn’t a member of the Meetup group you can share the registration link with them. That way they can register and get their own unique link to the show. Sorry if that’s confusing. Email me if you have any questions.

Feel free to RSVP on Meetup if you want their automatic reminders, but I’ll be sending the registration link to everyone in the group regardless of your RSVP.

We only have 100 spots in each show (98 actually since me and my assistant each take one spot) so the first 98 people to register for the show will be the only ones who can attend. 

Hop to see a bunch of you on the 15th!

Paul
freshgroundstories@gmail.com