Live Storytelling Series

Why Storytelling?

We see storytelling as one of the most democratic arts and therefore the perfect tool to celebrate a wider range of experience in the Big Bend and the Permian Basin. The station aims to foster the voices of West Texas. Our goal is to be a beacon for storytelling that amplifies West Texas voices. The other goal of these events is to give neighbors and strangers the opportunity to laugh and cry together. During 2018, we will host a bi-monthly live storytelling series.  Each event is an invitation for residents of West Texas to share true personal stories around a theme. These stories will be recorded and broadcast. In conjunction with the live events, the station will host a series of community workshops to train residents in the art of live personal storytelling. If you or someone you know has a story, please contact us at storytelling@marfapublicradio.org

Sincerely,

Elise Pepple

2018 Live Storytelling Series Schedule*

Date Theme City Venue
Wednesday, Feb 7 Love Midland Brew St. Bakery
Monday, Feb 12 Love Marfa The Crowley Theater
Monday, April 2 All or Nothing Odessa The Rose Building
Friday, April 9 All or Nothing Marfa The Crowley Theater

*All dates and locations are subject to change.

How to Tell a Story

First person storytelling tips

 

Check out our past events here: 

February 12, 2018: Kiss and Tell – Marfa

February 7, 2018: Kiss and Tell – Midland 

November 16, 2017: First Times – Alpine

October 31, 2017: Ghost Town Ghost Stories – Terlingua

October 11, 2017: Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Marfa

April 18, 2017: Crossing the Divide – Alpine

February 16, 2017: Be Mine – Marfa