Front Parlor is a place to tell, and listen to other people tell, five minute stories around a designated theme. True stories, no notes. It’s kind of like The Moth radio hour, which has become pretty popular on public radio and in cities around the country. In our region, we have three local Front Parlor events each month with some pretty talented storytellers. First-time storytellers and veterans alike get lots of love from the audience. Or, just come and listen. We’re all in need of a good laugh, a healthy cry, and some community these days.
Important update: Tomorrow’s Front Parlor in Troy will be held at The Hangar
instead of the Ale House. You can order food from the Ale House and bring it over, or bring something with you.
Hosted by Ashok Ramasubramanian
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street (The Ale House)
Theme: “Love, of course”
It had to be Love. Perhaps not a unique theme, but one with infinite possibilities. Come with your stories of unrequited love, endless love, love of country, love in the afternoon, or any other way that “love” factors into one of your best stories.
With Special Guest Host Allison Continelli!
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Albany, NY 12207
Theme: “The First Time”
There is a first time for everything. The first time you drove a car, moved into your first apartment, or ate a new food. Some of our firsts are big life events and some have even taught us a crucial lesson. Everything we have ever done in our lives had a “first time”. Tonight please bring your stories of these firsts, embarrassing or triumphant, eye-opening or devastating, commonplace or out of this world…all stories welcome!
Tuesday, February 21 @ Two Brews, Bennington, VT
Hosted by Forest Byrd
7:00 – 9:30 pm
Story Night at Two Brews
230 North St, Bennington, VT
Doors open at 7, Stories start at 7:30 Come early for a place to sit.
“Conviction” can mean a lot of things. Maybe you hold a firm believe in something, and you have to fight for it. Maybe you or someone close to you has been found guilty of a crime, something that has lasting effects. Conviction often involves struggle, and sometimes triumph. In some ways, conviction has never been more important.
If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a little late, post a comment here.
See you ’round the mic. And as always…
Listening is an act of love.