I’m thrilled to announce I’ve partnered up with Keep St. Pete Lit to bring a new storytelling show to St. Petersburg. True Stories starts Wednesday, July 13, at Old Key West Bar & Grill in downtown St. Pete. Bring your five-minute-long true story and wow us. The theme for the premiere episode is arrested.
Each month will features a curated storyteller, and YOU. Every person in the audience has the chance to tell a story. Put your name in the hat (or maybe not a hat), and if you’re called you get five minutes to tell your real-life story with a beginning, a middle and an end. No props. No notes. So whether you come to tell or listen, it’s a night you won’t soon forget, because every show a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Admission is $5 suggested donation. There is no free admission. RSVP on Facebook.
“Myth is much more important and true than history.
History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.”
― Joseph Campbell
WHAT: A themed monthly storytelling show featuring personal, true stories
WHERE: Old Key West Bar & Grill, 2541 Central Ave
WHEN: Second Wednesday of every month, 7pm-9pm
The audience picks the “best” story of the night.
ABOUT: Keep St. Pete Lit is dedicated to fostering the literary arts in St. Petersburg. A 501(c)3 organization, Keep St. Pete Lit hosts a book club with the Museum of Fine Arts, offers classes at the Morean Arts Center, runs a bookstore at Bloom Arts Center, and regularly creates special events.
Lisa Kirchner is the author of the critically-acclaimed Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar. She hosted the popular Next Chapter storytelling show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, and was a story coach for The Moth. At one time she was simultaneously the dating columnist for an alternative newsweekly, bridal editor for a society rag and the religion reporter for a gay and lesbian newspaper. More at www.LisaLKirchner.com