Friday, June 3, 2016
Main Reading Room,
Wine reception at 6:30pm for pre-registered guests.
Sit back, enjoy a glass of wine and watch as the Library is transformed into a venue for real people telling real-life stories, raw and without notes. Our amazing line-up of talented storytellers will have carte blanche to choose their favorite, go-to, killer stories—no constraints of a theme! Some of your favorite storytellers will be back to share some of their favorite stories, including Matteson Perry, Doug Cordell, & Josh Healey.
Registration highly recommended. Click here to register. (If registration for this event is full, there is a good chance you can still get a seat. Registration may re-open as cancellations occur, or feel free to stop by the night of the event and join the wait line. )
For High School Students and Adults.
Matteson Perry is a screenwriter, performer, two-time winner of the Moth GrandSlam storytelling championship and the host of the monthly Moth StorySlam in LA. His writing has appeared in The NY Times and McSweeney’s. Matteson’s first book,Available: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Hookups, Love and Brunch, was recently published by Scribner. http://www.mattesonperry.com/
Doug Cordell is an NPR radio storyteller, performer and Emmy-nominated writer. His autobiographical radio stories air on Snap Judgment and Marketplace. Listen to his stories and find out about upcoming shows at dougcordell.com
Neshama Franklin tells frequently at The Moth and at Tell It On Tuesday in Berkeley. She is a Moth Grand Slam Champion. She works at the Fairfax Library, blogs about books on the MCFL website, has a TV and web show– Marin Poets Live! and biweekly radio show on KWMR.
Julie Soller is a storyteller and show producer. She emcees StorySlam Oakland, Spontaneous Storytelling at the Layover, and Tales from the Tasting Room at Rosenblum Cellars. She’s currently working on a podcast of collected stories from talented Bay Area storytellers. www.storyslamoakland.com
Josh Healey is an award-winning writer, performer, and creative activist. Fusing his distinct storytelling style with subversive humor and a fiery love for justice, Healey has been featured in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and is a regular performer on NPR’s Snap Judgment. http://joshhealey.org/