Our February theme is LOVE. We love a love story. Whether it’s about that time you fell in love with playing guitar, or making pasta, or, yeah, finding your soul mate. Maybe yours was a forbidden love, or an unrequited love, or a star-crossed love. So many possibilities, and we want to hear yours.
WHO: True Stories, brought to you by Keep St. Pete Lit, with host Lisa Kirchner & timekeeper Trish Collins
WHAT: A themed monthly storytelling show featuring personal, true stories
WHERE: Iberian Rooster 475 Central Ave. St. Pete
WHEN: Wednesday, January 8, 9-11 pm
Second Wednesday of every month, stories start at 9pm
HOW IT WORKS: Each month 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. 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.
The audience picks the “best” story of the night.
Admission is FREE.
ABOUT: Keep St. Pete Lit is dedicated to fostering the literary arts in St. Petersburg. A 501(c)3 organization, Keep St. Pete Lit regularly hosts a book club with the Museum of Fine Arts, offers writing classes at the Morean Arts Center, and regularly creates special events, including the SunLit Festival.
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
“Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.” -Joseph Campbell