*Late Post: TONIGHT! “Addiction”

8 Apr

April 2014 Events


Tuesday, April 8 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “Addiction”

Exorcise your inner (and outer?) demons tonight at the Ale House.  Share something without which you cannot or could not live.  (Exemptions for air, water, food, shelter, and warmth of course.)  Heaviness permitted.  Levity encouraged.

* New rule: (ok, old rule, just enforced) 10 tellers.   10.  If you KNOW you have a story (or even if you’re on the fence) and you will be late, please post a comment here to throw your name in the can.


Monday, April 21 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Quitting Time”

Relationships. Places. Jobs.  We’ve all quit something.  Maybe you needed to get away from a bad scene. Maybe you left something good to find something better. Whatever the circumstance, bring a story about what happened after you left.

Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.

A Lucky Complication

5 Mar

March 2014 Events


Tuesday, March 11 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “It’s Complicated”

In addition to the most common descriptor people chose for their relationship statuses in the early years of Facebook, “It’s complicated” is the resigned conclusion to many of our stories.

Come embrace the complexity that is your __(adj.)__ relationship with your __(noun*)__ next Tuesday at the Ale House.

(Not necessarily a person, y’know?)


Monday, March 17 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Getting Lucky”

Some of us are born lucky. Others have to work hard at it. Either way, it’s nice when things go your way. So bring a story about a time when things went your way or at least about a time you got lucky.

Also, it’s St Patrick’s Day so make sure to kiss Gregor – he’s Irish ;)


Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.

Update on the Big Show & Do-Over

5 Feb

February 2014 Events

An update on the BIG SHOW:

The rumors are true.  Advanced sale tickets are SOLD OUT.  There will be a limited number of tickets sold on Saturday for Standing Room Only.  You might still be able to sit down with those tickets as there will be milling-about and leaning-on-tables space that seat takers might use, but don’t count on it.  If you purchased a ticket already, please arrive BEFORE 7:45, as The Linda cannot guarantee your seat.  Doors open at 7:00.  SRO tickets will be sold starting at 7:45.

And yes, if you can’t get out of a prior commitment or any other reason you are unable to attend, WAMC will record the show to air at a future date.   See you on Saturday!  Wear dancing shoes.

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NO FRONT PARLOR in TROY this month.   Sad, sad.  But it would be three days after the big show!  Get your fix at the Albany Front Parlor on…


Monday, February 17 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Do-Over”

If at first you don’t succeed…

With Groundhog’s day recently behind us, it may be worth considering some of those times that we’ve been able to (or had to) take a do-over. Tell about a moment when you were able to try it again, and how different – or the same – things turned out.


Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.

Epic Show & Resolute Music

12 Jan

January 2014 Events

Two Front Parlor Evenings and one epic night at The Linda (ok, February):

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!  (This show will sell out.)

Front Parlor @ The Linda!  February 8 at 8pm. $12

8 local storytellers.  1 ringer from NYC.  1 world class DJ to spin us into dancing frenzy.

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Tuesday, January 14The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “Music”

There are few things as universal as music appreciation.  Ok, death.  But unless we plan to have a big, ol’ posthumous party, we have not experienced that firsthand.  Ok, pooping.  We’ve covered that.

But really, in the words of Prophet Bob Marley: “One good thing about music: when it hits, you feel no pain.”  How true, Bob, how true.  Truthfully, there are many good things about music.  Come share a tale of how music saved your life.  Or how you make music.  Or that song, y’know, that song that gets you every. friggin’. time.  Or an example of what a certain kind of music does for you. Maybe you’re a musician… when did you first know?  Come share (or hear) the music of your life at the Ale House this Tuesday night.


Monday, January 20 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Resolutions “

Yes, I know! It is a new year and many of us are thinking how can we be better or different which often translates into a resolution of some kind. Hey, new beginnings…

But also consider that when things are resolved they are done – happy ending, sad ending, whatever the issue is put to rest and we can move on.

So consider a story of something you have resolved to do, or a situation that is resolved. Or perhaps one that you had to remain resolute throughout…


Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.

Page and Stage

5 Jan

For those Front Parlor fans who prefer the page (with a lil’ stage too):Screen Shot 2014-01-05 at 5.12.32 PM

Bookmarks is a “series of group readings featuring writing that is grounded in personal experience” at The Arts Center of the Capital Region based here in Troy. The series is part of The Memoir Project, a program led by the great Marion Roach Smith.

Basically, people submit stories (<750 words), a curator makes selections and puts together an evening of readings w/Q&A in the black box theater space at The Arts Center.  It’s another great opportunity to hone your voice, share a snippet of your experience, and bond with fellow humans.

I’m curating the Feb 3 Bookmarks event. (Yep, busy story week in February!)  The submission DEADLINE is THIS WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8!

Bookmarks call for entries

“Stories from the Other Side”
Curated by Abby Lublin of the Front Parlor Series
Submission Deadline: Wednesday January 8th 2014 by 5pm
Reading: Monday February 3rd 2014 at 7pm
Tell about a time you crossed over (Borders? The law? Mortality? A line of etiquette?) or any experience of being an outsider.

More details at the Bookmarks link above.

Nothing to lose: submit a story!

Front Parlor @ The Linda!

2 Jan

We are all kinds of excited to announce that:

On February 8, 2014 Front Parlor will celebrate three years of raucous, raw, profoundly hilarious, poignantly honest, live storytelling.

JOIN US at The Linda, WAMC’s performing arts studio, for a night of stories from your local favorites, a headliner from NYC, and beats spun by DJ Truemaster.  (8 pm.  $12)

Wait, what?  A curated best-of Front Parlor AND a dance party?!  That’s right.

LindaBannerTickets.  Are.  Selling.  Quickly.   So get ‘em and tell your friends!

Buy tickets here.

We will announce the lineup later this month.  Suspense!

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Expecting World’s End

8 Dec

December 2013 Events

Two Front Parlor Evenings:

Tuesday, December 10The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “It’s the End of the World as You Know It”

“This too shall pass” is a refrain that, while true, is often hard to remember while in the midst of major upheavals.

With apologies to R.E.M., come share a story about your world crashing.  And hey, we know you lived to tell the tale.


Monday, December 16 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Great Expectations “

This time of year involves a lot of looking forward. Holiday parties, Christmas gifts, plans for the new year – we create expectations for how things are going to play out. And sometimes our expectations are fulfilled. Sometimes.

Consider a story about a time you expected things to turn out a certain way, and what happened when they did (or didn’t)…

No inspiration? No problem, just come out and listen to some great stories and share the warm glow of the upstairs fireplace.


Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.

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