What we’re about
Meet other storytellers and all those who enjoy the art of personal storytelling. Inspired by The Moth, we get together at 7pm on the third Thursday of each month at the Chabad of Queen Anne-Magnolia in Seattle to share true stories about our lives that somehow changed how we saw ourselves or the world around us.
If you're curious, you are free to come to the show whether you're a Meetup member or not. Visit our Rules and Guidelines page to see what you'll need to do to tell a story. Join the group if you'd like to receive the monthly invites.
Email me if you have any questions.
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- FGS: Sweet! - Stories of discovering what you loveChabad of Queen Anne - Magnolia, Seattle, WA
I have a theory that if you counted the number of times in a day people talk about what they hate and what they love, you’d find the ratio is at least 10-to-1 hate-to-love. That’s probably the ratio for me too. There’s definitely a release of some kind when I do it.
But as much as I tell myself it’s a healthy release of frustration, there seems to be a line where it goes from cathartic to unhealthy. This month, we’re going to tell stories of discovering what we love. Let’s start the year off talking about the good things in our lives.
Years ago, I told a story about how I discovered I could make people laugh and how it led to a life in comedy. I could also come up with a story about discovering how much I love walking and how it used to bring up painful memories. If I really worked at it, I might even be able to figure out why I love chopping wood and how I figured that out.
Whatever it is that you love, come tell a story about how you discovered it. What happened and what did you learn from it? Did it change your life? Did it change how you think of yourself? Remember that it has to be a story with a beginning, middle, and end. It should also be about a single thing you love and not a list of things.
Remember to practice your story out loud on as many people as possible and time yourself when you’re doing it. Please don’t get onstage if you haven’t practiced your story. The audience is giving you their time and attention. It’s not fair to them if you get up there and try to wing it.
All stories have to be under 8 minutes. Stories can be as short as you want but not over 8 minutes. Stories also have to be clean in both language and content. Send me an email if you have any questions about that.
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 is one I highly recommend. It’s run by two people who have told many times at FGS and other shows in the area:
I’m also happy to help anyone with a story they’re working on. Send me an email and we can set up a phone call.
See you on Thursday, January 18 at 7 pm, at the Chabad of Queen Anne - Magnolia. 1825 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 (Remember, no non-kosher food in the building)
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