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September Events

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September 2015 Events

Tuesday, September 8 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “Race”

The road to racial equity begins with self-awareness and transformation.

For many people, thinking about race is such a lived reality that it’s like asking to tell a story about breathing.

For others, racial awareness requires a lifelong process of unlearning that includes missteps, discomfort, and humility.

As a storytelling (and storylistening) community, we can face uncomfortable truths with compassion.  We can do this.  Bring your experiences, your discomfort, your honesty, your humility, and your listening as we go there this Tuesday at the Ale House.

** (Pro Tip:  Tell a story about YOU and YOUR experience.  Not someone else’s.  Not political theory.  Put us in a moment, however cringe-worthy, where race was a factor.  We. Can. Do. This.)

Monday, September 21 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Gone Awry”

The best laid plans.
You’ve been thinking about it, working it out in your head, going over it again and again.
Then it happens, and nothing goes down like it’s supposed to.

Come share your tale of what went wrong with a room full of friends and strangers at Ye Olde English.

**NEW STORYTELLING EVENT!**  …’cross the border in Vermont!

Wednesday, September 16 @ South Street Cafe (Bennington, VT)
Hosted by Forest Byrd
7:30 – 9:30 pm  (Arrive by 7:00 for a seat)
105 South Street
Theme: “Be Prepared”

What’s that line?  “The best way to avoid a disaster is not to have one.”

Tell about a time you really thought you were prepared, but, well, the unanticipated happened.  Or perhaps you have a cautionary tale about preparing for NE winters.  Regardless of your feelings on readiness and planning, prepare to have a good time at South Street Cafe.

Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.