Has someone ever told you that you’re an excellent storyteller, that you should tell your stories to a group of people? If you are an artist or someone who just likes to tell stories, you should join us at The Northeast Regional Library every second Tuesday of the month. We start with a theme, and the forum lends the opportunity for anyone to tell a personal story, read a piece of fiction, or recite a poem. Stun us. Amuse us. Intrigue us. Entertain us. We’ve heard it all from ghost stories to stories of coming to America.
Here’s the routine: each Tuesday night we have a theme. It could be loved ones, childhood memories, vacation, a loss. We come up with the theme the previous meeting, and it will be posted ahead of time. Someone starts with a story, and we circle around the room. If you don’t have a story related to the theme, that’s cool. You could “riff” off of the other person’s story. Maybe the last person said something that resonated with you-the setting of the story, a phrase, or maybe you encountered the same situation just with a slightly different take. The purpose of the event is to demonstrate that we, as people, are connected through life experiences. If you don’t want to tell a story, that’s okay, too. Again, the Storytelling Group is held every second Tuesday of the month at The Northeast Library’s Meeting Room, 2228 Cottman Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19149. Come join us! We’d love to hear from you!