storytelling

David Bazemore

  Ira Glass, host of public radio's This American Life, will be joined by Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass in a lively production that combines two unique art forms--dance and radio. They present a mix of movement and storytelling that is authentic, funny, and emotional.

Here we speak with Glass about Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, The Pillow, storytelling, Serial, and more.

  Martha Frankel is the executive director of the Woodstock Writers Festival, and host of the weekly show, Woodstock Writers Radio, on Radio Woodstock 100.1.

For over thirty years, Kristin Garnier has been writing and performing her stories and songs live on stages, public radio stations, and in the echoing hallways of the Parisian Metro.

Together, Martha and Kristin present StorySlams and this Saturday they’re staging one of their events at The Bearsville Theatre in Woodstock, NY. The StorySlam will feature 9 storytellers in competition, speaking on the theme “I Believe in the Power Of…” – there will be music and merriment.

Martha Frankel and Kristin Garnier join us.

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On Saturday, nationally known storyteller Matthew Dicks will present a workshop at The Mount in Lenox. On top of being an author, elementary school teacher and wedding DJ, Dicks is the co-founder of the Hartford-based storytelling group Speak Up.

  We are very happy to continue our regular feature – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

Today we check in with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and their Commonwealth Speaker series where they present experts from a variety of backgrounds—arts and museum educators, folk artists, dancers, musicians, scholars—who offer presentations on a wide range of popular topics.

Kelly Armor brings 20 years experience as a professional folk musician and storyteller to her Commonwealth Speaker presentation entitled: All Stories Are True and Some Have Actually Happened – an interactive presentation on storytelling and traditional music.

  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

Mar 1, 2013

  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.

Ophira Eisenberg

Aug 16, 2012
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Ophira Eisenberg will perform in Club B10 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA this Saturday, August 18, at 8pm. Ophira is a stand-up comic, actress, storyteller, and the host of NPR's Ask Me Another.

Kevin Allison (The State) joins us to talk about Risk! True Stories Boldly Told Live, which he bringing to The Linda on 4/28.