True Stories January 11

The theme for January is… MUSIC. Tell us how that song always reminds you of your first kiss. Or remember your college roommates favorite song that obviously you hated? Did your wedding/relationship/breakup have a theme song?

Music is really just storytelling with accompaniment, but make no mistake — we want your stories. This is personal, narrative storytelling, so have a beginning, a middle and an end. No readers, and no props.

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 11


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

“Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.” -Joseph Campbell

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