Hi Everyone,

I hope you’re excited for next week’s show. It’ll be our final one on Zoom before we go back onstage in April. We’re finally going to see each other in person! Thanks to everyone who helped me keep this thing going by logging onto one more screen that I know you didn’t want to deal with. 

Of course, we’re not the only ones going back onstage. Our good friend Emily Pitts is running her Locally Fameless show this Thursday, live and in-person from the Fremont Abbey. There are three FGS tellers on this show. I hope some of you can go cheer them on.

Here’s the info Emily sent me to share with you:

“Locally Fameless is a new Monthly-ish nonfiction storytelling show that celebrates the characters of our community you’ve never heard of, but maybe should.

From secret talents and hidden feats of the past to fascinating jobs and wild adventures, Locally Fameless brings stories of just how extraordinary your neighbors really are. Come join us on March 10th at 7:30pm at the Fremont Abbey to hear stories from:

Paul Barach, Gretchen Douma, Rachel Van’t Lan, Zach Miller & Jeremy Kredlo 

And maybe even tell one yourself! If you were famous, what would you be famous for? 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/locally-fameless-storytelling-show-fremont-abbey-tickets-265632432757”

If you still want to go to a show but don’t want to leave the house you can tune into the North Seattle Storytellers show which is also this Thursday.
https://www.meetup.com/North-Seattle-Storytelling-Meetup/events/284342451/

Their theme is “Books – tell us about a book that had a major impact on your life. What were you like before your read the book and how did it affect you?”

I love telling people about new story shows in the area. Many of these new shows are run by folks you’ve loved hearing stories from at FGS.

Lastly, here’s a story I just found in The Moth archives. As I watched it I thought, “Hey, this lady is like my mom.” Then by the end, I was thinking, “Actually,, I’m a lot like this lady.” 

I hope to see a bunch of you for our show on March 17. The theme is Hard Stuff – Stories of walking through the fire. Here’s the official invite with more info:
https://www.meetup.com/Fresh-Ground-Stories/events/284294961/

Email me if you’d like to be on the show (but don’t reply to this email because Meetup won’t get it to me)

Paul

Freshgroundstories at gmail dot com