July Events

14 Jul

July 2015 Events


Tuesday, July 21 @ The Ale House (Troy)  (*Please note this is the third, not the usual second, Tuesday.)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street

Theme: “Identity/ies”

The ways we self identify and categorize others are endless, and constant.

Come shatter assumptions with your story.

Or perhaps it’s time to out your secret, stolen, or multitudinous self.

Identity theft on tap at the Ale House next Tuesday.  See you (all of the yous) there.


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

 You didn’t know how you were going to react. But then you were in it. And you had to deal.

But whether you did well or did poorly, how that crisis went down is almost always story-worthy.

So come down to share our own summer blockbusters of epic and not so epic proportions.

Monday, July 20.  7:30pm
OEP


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.

June Events

7 Jun

June 2015 Events


Tuesday, June 9 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street

Lion-cowardly

Theme: “Courage”

There are as many ways to be courageous as there are people.

Perhaps you demonstrated brave vulnerability. Perhaps you rode a bicycle, with shoddy brakes, through midtown rush-hour traffic.  Maybe you confronted a long-held fear.  Courage can manifest as an automatic response or a carefully-considered choice.

Come share share a story of risking much to do the right thing.  Or perhaps, a brave example of survival amidst daunting circumstances.

This Tuesday.  Ale House.  7:30pm.


Monday, June 15 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “What Was I Thinking?”

It’s unfortunate when we are tricked by others, but tragic when we are tricked by ourselves. We ought to know better. But somehow we believe what we want to believe.
Where did your misconceptions take you? Hopefully someplace interesting.
Come tell your story at the Olde English
Monday, June 15, 7:30 pm

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.

May Events

8 May

May 2015 Events


Tuesday, May 12 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “Revolution(s)”

Yep.  Next Tuesday, we’ll be talkin’ ’bout (a) revolution.  Revolutions can be personal and political.  Small and mighty.  Or maybe, we’re talking wheels-to-pavement revolutions.

We’ll be waving our fists in the air, and waving ’em like we do, really, care.

Come tell and listen to tales of revolution next steamy Tuesday at the Ale House.


Monday, May 18 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
With Special Guest Host Lecco Morris
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Untold Stories”

We all have stories we’ve never told. Or never told publicly. Maybe you’re embarrassed. You’re guilty. You’re too humble to say. Maybe you just never had the chance. Well now you do!

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.

April Front Parlor Events

10 Apr

April 2015 Events


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

This month, lay it all on the line.
Your body, that is.
Tell a tale of a time your body betrayed you, or perhaps was subject to inordinate attention.  Maybe you have a special relationship one of your body’s many complicated systems, or have a story of triumph over bodily adversity.  Or maybe you’d like to wax poetic on the body politic.
Regardless, we’ve all got ’em, so let’s share ’em.


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

Events in far away places impact our lives. From major world events to passing interactions, people in other countries and other cultures can affect our world.

So this month let’s think globally, and tell locally.


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.

Family Lies

6 Mar

March 2015 Events


Tuesday, March 10 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “Family Affair”

We’ll do anything to avoid talk about weather.  ANYTHING!  …including dishing family dirt.

Come listen to or share tales of minor or major family scandals.  Or maybe just a funny family idiosyncrasy… y’know, that THING that person does.  Come out your relatives surrounded by chosen family at the Ale House this Tuesday.


Monday, March 16 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Lies & Liars”

Nobody likes to be lied to. It doesn’t feel good. But it happens. Sometimes with the best intentions, sometimes with the worst.
Of course, we all think of ourselves as truthful and transparent, but telling the truth is often difficult, and lies are so much easier. They make things better. Until they don’t.
Come tell you story of lying or being lied to Monday, March 16.

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.

Obsessive Minutes: And FP – Troy is THIS TUESDAY.

6 Feb

February 2015 Events & Announcements

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**Reminder**

Submit a story for the Bookmarks Series at the Arts Center of the Capital Region!

Abby is curating and hosting a storytelling event at the Arts Center in March. Bookmarks is “an annual series of group readings and performances featuring work that is grounded in personal experience.” PLEASE CONSIDER SUBMITTING A STORY!  All stories shared at Front Parlor will work well here. And for those of you resisting the microphone and no-notes rule at Front Parlor, you read from your paper for Bookmarks!

Submission deadline is FEBRUARY 23.

More details here:  http://www.artscenteronline.org/Bookmarks-Reading-SeriesTransformation/12194/

Flyers will be available at Front Parlor events.


** CHANGE: (er, non-change change) **

FRONT PARLOR – TROY will be same bat time/date, same bat place.  (Second Tuesday.)  Ignore Abby’s announcement at the last FP to switch to 2/17.  So yes, FP – Troy is THIS Tuesday night!

Tuesday, February 10 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “Last Minute”

I’d post an inspiring prompt and questions here, but alas, this is posted at the last minute.

Come share your tale (and listen to others!) “in the nick.”


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

There are some things you can’t stop thinking about. People, places, things, experiences, problems…

When you are obsessed you lose yourself, but you also reveal yourself. And when you come out the other side you are often in a different place.

Come tell the story of that journey:
Monday, February 16, 7:30
at The Olde English Pub


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.

First, TCOB.

9 Jan

January 2015 Events & Announcements

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**Reminder**

Submit a story for the Bookmarks Series at the Arts Center of the Capital Region!

Abby is curating and hosting a storytelling event at the Arts Center in March. Bookmarks is “an annual series of group readings and performances featuring work that is grounded in personal experience.” PLEASE CONSIDER SUBMITTING A STORY!  All stories shared at Front Parlor will work well here. And for those of you resisting the microphone and no-notes rule at Front Parlor, you read from your paper for Bookmarks!

Submission deadline is FEBRUARY 23.

More details here:  http://www.artscenteronline.org/Bookmarks-Reading-SeriesTransformation/12194/

Flyers will be available at Front Parlor events.


Tuesday, January 13 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “Takin’ Care of Business”

Every day.  Every way.

Turn your daily slogging into story fodder.

Did you work a job that required extra grit?  An oddity of your commute?  Adventures in entrepreneurship?  Or perhaps the theme reminds you of a particular time you did what needed doing, the the doing made an impact.  (Revenge, anyone?) …and  you’re feeling randy, yep, feel free to share a tale about that business too.


Monday, January 19 (MLK, Jr. Day) The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “My First Time”

When we get more practiced at something we get more comfortable – the muscle memory takes over and we don’t need to think as much. But when we do something new for the first time – that’s when we are really in the moment. Think about those moments, and the stories around them. What was it like to be a beginner?

Given that stories need a beginning, middle and an end this is a great opportunity to think about how you were before, as compared to how you are now.


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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