Several This American Life
contributors will appear in the First Annual Gotham Storytelling Festival
in New York City, from Wednesday, November 7th to Monday November 12th
. The festival presents ten storytelling shows, plus a workshop, a panel discussion and an open mic.
On Wednesday, there's And I Am Not Lying,
a storytelling/comedy/burlesque mashup, co-hosted by contributor Jeff Simmermon.
On Thursday, catch the 4th Anniversary performance of Told
, hosted by our staffer Seth Lind. (Fun-ish facts: Told is where we recorded Julian McCullough's appendix story from "A House Divided"... and you may remember Seth's story about seeing The Shining
when he was a kid, in "Fear of Sleep.")
On Saturday, Seth Lind returns to moderate a panel on the craft of live storytelling
, including contributor Jim O'Grady.
On Sunday, there will be a hands-on storytelling workshop
taught by Moth GrandSLAM champion Peter Aguero.
There are a bunch more shows
, too, including a chance for you to tell your story at an open mic
Ticket links appear on the main festival page
, or click the gray dates on the calendars on individual show pages.