There is no better way to connect with someone than through sharing stories.
Since February 2011, a community of storytellers has gravitated to the monthly Front Parlor Series events in Troy and Albany. From the hilarious to the heartbreaking, the Front Parlor has provided a stage for some of the most engaging and talked about stories in the capital region. On February 8th at The Linda in Albany, NY - Front Parlor will celebrate its third year, showcasing eight of these storytellers, with special guest, Jeff Simmermon, who has told his awe-inspiring stories on The Moth and This American Life.
Front Parlor hosts are Abby Lublin and Gregor Wynnyczuk and they join us to tell us more.
TMI Project is a nonprofit organization that offers memoir writing workshops that culminate in staged true storytelling performances - sort of like The Moth meets The Vagina Monologues. Their slogan is "Changing the world, one story at a time."
This past year, after receiving a grant, they launched the TMI Project Community Outreach Initiative, which brings the TMI workshop to under-served populations.
While doing that, they have also continued regular workshops and shows. On March 11th they begin their first "for the page" 9-week workshop. It's an essay writing class, and will culminate in a small collection of essays that will be for sale, and a reading at a book store.
They’ll have their third women's retreat workshop at LifeBridge Sanctuary in Rosendale March 15th - 17th.
There’s a LOT going on and Eva Tenuto, Executive Director of TMI Project, and Sari Botton, Editorial Director join us to tell us more.
Today, in the midst of the debate surrounding the front page publication of a photo of a New York City man who was shoved in front of a subway car this week, we want to hear your harrowing tales of heroism, or lack thereof.
Was there a time in your life when you could have acted but did not, or maybe you rose to the challenged and saved a life, or two? Time to tell your incredible story! WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.