December Events!

3 Dec

Front Parlor open mics are an opportunity to share your true, personal stories. All stories are told live, without notes, in five minutes or less.

Here is what we’ve got lined up for December…

Troy

Tuesday, December 10 @ Little Pecks (7:30 – 9:30 pm)
Hosted by Abby Norton-Levering

Theme: “Holidaze”

Solstice? Hannukah? Christmas? No matter your winter holiday, this time of twinkly lights, boozy drinks, out-of-control emotions, family fights and tearful reunions leads to lots of stories! On this cold night, come share your story by the warm fireside at our new Troy Front Parlor location, the Garden at Lucas/Little Pecks.


Albany

Monday, December 16 @ The Olde English Pub (7:30 – 9:30 pm)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk

Theme: “My First Time”

There is a first time for everything. But of course, some first times are more memorable than others. Before those first times, we probably imagined what it would be like. Then we experience what actually is like. Afterward, we try to come to terms with it all.

This month, take us on that journey – from what you thought before, to what it all means now.


Tip of the Month…

Stories are about change, not just things that happened. When we consider telling a story we often focus on the things that happened, the events, large and small – conflicts, car crashes, conversations, etc.

Those events can make compelling stories, but what your audience really wants to know is: how are you different now? So in addition to thinking about the events, think about how you were effected by those events.

For example, when I was younger I wanted to be a rock star. Then I started a band. Soon after, I didn’t want to be a rock star anymore. Explaining the events around starting the band are important to the story, but so is explaining how those events made me change my mind about being a rock star.

 

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