True Stories - Well Told

Zurich Storytellers Meetup
Zurich Storytellers Meetup
Public group

Boreal Coffee Shop Talacker (ZU)

Talacker 41 · Zürich

How to find us

3 minute walk from Paradeplatz

Location image of event venue


To launch a new year of educational, entertaining and enlightening storyteller meetups, we are fortunate to have Swiss filmmaker and producer, Christian Frei, as our evening’s Guest Storyteller.

Last seen on our judging panel during our Nov. ‘19 StorySlam competition, Christian offered up honest useful insights for story creators and consumers alike. Indulge your creative and spend an evening with a master of the documentary genre on the art of true stories well told. Then stick around for 2nd half and share one of your own un/eventful holiday stories or a 2020 vision story.

Christian is an Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature film, an Oscar-nominated Director and (please don’t tell) will debut his newest film project at the Sundance 2020 Film Festival.
When asked if he had time to share his thoughts and story insights with us, he replied, “I would love to do something about storytelling in documentaries and reduction of complexity and conflict as the gasoline for drama … “ Are you curious to know how reduction and gasoline fit together? Then show up and shout out during Ask Anything Guest Q&A.

PROGRAMME[masked] (subj. to change)
18:45 doors open* at Boreal Coffee Cafe
19:00 Warm-up activities
19:30 Guest Storyteller: Christian Frei
20:00 Ask Anything: Guest Q&A
20:15 Drinks pause
20:30 Members StorySlam** (voluntary)
21:30 Good byes
* attendees asked to pay-what-it’s-worth to help sustain this meetup
** StorySlam modeled on "The Moth" live storytelling

The Boreal Coffee Shop, Zurich Talacker (see photo above), is the home base of Zurich Storytellers MU. Manager Oli Flora and his team create the perfect atmosphere for us with a hybrid theatre-style seating and living room cozy couch potato comfort. His attitude of Boreal hospitality means drinks and healthy food available until the last member departs.

Since 2016, Joel ( organizes Zurich Storytellers MU primarily as a labor of love. But also to meet people and organizations who wish to grow personally and professionally by engaging his Story Advisory services: strategic content planning, production and (new in 2020) distribution.

Join us for a fun evening sharing true stories with friends old and new.
Your co-hosts, Kristen Vermilyea and Joel Blom