Building on the success of the Storytellers Project in Phoenix, the series expanded to Des Moines in 2015. These nights send a message that everyone has a story worth telling, and that everyone CAN tell it. These nights also send a message to the community that everyone is worth listening to. This is especially important in Des Moines and Iowa where people have pride in their identity and want to share stories that define and reinforce community values.

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The Storytellers Project is made possible in Des Moines by a dedicated crew of employees from across The Des Moines Register and Register Media. We all work together to make sure whether you're a storyteller, guest or listener, that you have a great experience.

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Beautiful venue! #IAmAnAmerican #storytellersproject

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#Repost via @nashvillestorytellers ・・・ We are so excited to share in tonight's special "I am an American" storytellers event, where we explore what unifies us as neighbors and a nation. Livestream link in bio @usatoday @tennesseannews

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Things We Love: Stories about family that bring us closer together. 🇺🇸 #IAmAnAmerican #onenation

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Last night, in front of a sold out crowd and over 50,000 viewers, we came together to share stories. American stories. Thank you! 🇺🇸

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And that's a wrap for our first #IAmAnAmerican evening of storytelling! Thank you to everyone who came and supported the show, to all who watched LIVE online, and most of all, to our tellers. Thank you for sharing #yourstories 🇺🇸

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🇺🇸 Tonight's hosts! #IAmAnAmerican 🇺🇸

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🇺🇸 Today, #FlagDay, our "I Am An American" Livestream starts at 7:00 p.m. Link in bio 🇺🇸

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Received this beautiful card from a beautiful person who came out to support #storytellersproject and #IAmAnAmerican ! Thanks, Kelli, and we're so glad you're here!

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