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.
Tuesday, April 11 @ The Ale House in Troy
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Troy, New York 12180
A reckless decision can derail your life, or save it. Loving someone with reckless abandon is exhilarating, but being reckless with a heart can break it. Sometimes recklessness can be like falling, in the way that flying sometimes looks – and feels – like falling. Come and share your tale of recklessness.
Monday, April 17 @ the Olde English Pub in Albany
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Albany, New York 12207
Some events in life have a way of leaving a mark. You get hurt and you heal, but there is something there – a memento from that experience. Some are a badge of honor, some a reminder to never do that again. Bring your scars and the stories they remind you of to the next Albany Front Parlor.
Tuesday, April 18 @ Two Brews, Bennington, VT
Hosted by Forest Byrd
7:00 – 9:30 pm
Story Night at Two Brews
230 North Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Doors open at 7, Stories start at 7:30 Come early for a place to sit.
What happens when your world falls to pieces? Tell your story of broken promises, broken laws, broken hearts, or broken expectations that opened a new world for your reality. All things old can and will become new again. Interpret how you will. No notes, no props, true from you.
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.