See you tomorrow!

I hope to see a bunch of you tomorrow at our first in-person show in a long time!

The show starts at 7 pm at the Chabad of Queen Anne – Magnolia. The address is 1825 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. The one rule we all must follow is to not bring any non-kosher food inside the building. In the words of the rabbi, eat the ham sandwich before you come and you’ll be fine.

We have 64 signed up to attend so we might run short of chairs. Feel free to bring a folding chair for yourself if you can. I’m bringing a few extra because I know most of us don’t have spare folding chairs sitting around the house. 

I’ll be telling a story myself so if you’ve never heard me tell this would be a good time to come out. We also have a special guest opening the show. Aunt Mama is leaving her forest hideaway to help us celebrate this in-person show. She’s an amazing teller so don’t come late as she’ll be the first one up.

If you want to see where we’ll be holding a special FGS later this year you can come out to the performance space she built on her property in Kingston. I’ll be there this Sunday listening to some beautiful music: https://www.facebook.com/AuntmamaStage3/

See you tomorrow at Queen Anne!

Paul

Freshgroundstories at Gmail dot com

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Good news!


We have a new home for FGS! We’ll start holding our in-person shows at the Chabad of Queen Anne – Magnolia on January 19th. It’s not a permanent home since it won’t hold the 80-120 people we were getting at our pre-pandemic shows. But it’s a good place for now and has enough parking. Has anyone ever said that about a Seattle venue??

The room is upstairs at the Chabad (synagogue) and should fit 40-50 people. Masks are optional but there is one rule we must follow without question. We can’t bring any non-kosher food into the building, or even kosher food that was prepared in a non-kosher kitchen. Coffee and tea are fine to bring into the building. Since there are a number of places to eat within a block or two, the easiest thing to do will be to just eat before you come. If you aren’t sure what you can bring just send me an email and I’ll ask the rabbi. The advice he gave me when I visited was, “Just eat the ham sandwich before you get here and you’ll be ok.” It’s good to have a rabbi with a sense of humor 🙂

The address is 1825 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 if you want to drive by and see the neighborhood. There’s on-street parking within a couple blocks which should be enough for us.

I’d love this show to be packed with tellers so bring any story you want to share as long as it follows all the usual FGS rules.

It can also be on the official theme of “Hard Knocks – Stories of lessons you didn’t want to learn.”

https://www.meetup.com/fresh-ground-stories/events/289979741/

Special thanks to Renata for introducing me to the Chabad and helping to move things along.

Email me at freshgroundstories at Gmail dot com if you have any questions.

See you on the 19th!

Paul

freshgroundstories@gmail.com

December’s show is cancelled due to storyworthy 24 hours

Hi Everyone,

I’ve had an exciting 24 hours here at Castle Currington. My toilet blew up last night, flooded the bathroom, and then went ahead and flooded the basement. Carpenters and insurance agents have been called but the house is a mess and half of it is without electricity.

So…I have to cancel this month’s show. I have shop vacs to return, towels to dry, and 100’ extension cords to stretch through the house for power. Luckily, I haven’t fallen through the floor in the bathroom yet, but if I do I’ll have a great story for the January show on the 19th. We’ll keep the same theme “Hard Knocks – Stories of lessons you didn’t want to learn” but I’m also opening it up to any theme you want as long as it follows the standard FGS rules.

Here’s the invite that I’ll be changing the date on later tonight: https://www.meetup.com/fresh-ground-stories/events/289979741/

In the meantime, we’ve got a couple of great workshops coming in January if you’d like some help on a story 🙂

FGS monthly workshop with the amazing Dave and Colleen: Sunday, January 8 (online) https://www.meetup.com/fresh-ground-stories-storytelling-workshop/events/290167733/

If you miss Dave and Colleen’s workshop you can come to one I’m doing in Burien on January 11 for the wonderful folks at 7 Stories and they’re allowing FGS folks to join us. There’s only room for 12 so email 7stories@burienculturehub.org if you’d like to bring a story to work on.

I hope you’re all having a great holiday and that you don’t find a new toilet under the tree 🙂

See you in January!

Paul

freshgroundstories at gmail dot com

See you next Thursday!

Hi Everyone,

Our next show is coming up in a week. The theme is Hard Knocks but I’m opening it up to any theme you want as long as you follow the usual rules.

I’m free to help anyone on a story. Just write me an email and we can set up a time to work over the phone. (I don’t get replies so you’ll write to start a fresh email)

Here’s a beautiful story about courage and turtles if you need some inspiration 🙂

See you next week!

Paul

Freshgroundstories at gmail dot com