It’s Like that Time When I Almost Killed My Grandma

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What happened to the bottom of the graphic? I don’t know. The show is at 8pm and costs $8.

What is storytelling really? I say I’m going to Lithuania to teach storytelling, but what is that? Reading story books to kids in the library? Telling a ghost story by the campfire? Confessing about that time you were so drunk and you woke up in your best friend’s brother’s bed?

It’s all that, but I tell true, personal stories without notes, Moth-like. It’s a mix between a speech, stand-up comedy, writing, improv and therapy (of an alternative nature). The stories are about what really happened to me. The performances by multiple storytellers are usually around a theme.

You can see it live and in person when I will tell a story titled, When I Almost Killed My Grandma, with The Story Department on Tuesday night. The theme is Mommy Dearest and my story takes place in Portugal, when my Grandma served as my temporary Mom, even though I was almost 30 years old. Catherine Berry, winner of Best of the Fest at Frontera Fest this year, will also be telling a story. It’s just $8, to raise money for a non-profit that teaches writing to kids. Come if you can, because you are going to want to know more about my super young Portuguese boyfriend.


I Have Totally Been Cheating on Y’all

Yes, there is another man writing project. I may have seemed distant, not really engaged and hardly ever posting.

The truth is, I have been storytelling.

Not ghost stories by the campfire, but true, personal stories told in front of a live audience, like The Moth. I told my favorite story the other day, with The Story Department, mostly about my breasts. That is a bit much to put out on the Internet, especially when I am looking for a proper day job, but here it goes anyway.

I’m going to try to see both of y’all, even though that hardly ever works out. I’ll let y’all know when I tell my next story. Maybe the two worlds will merge one day.

Hope to see you soon,

Carol