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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We're live! I am an American is streaming live from Des Moines, Iowa. 🇺🇸 Link in bio.


I am an American. Sharing our stories, standing together and staying united have never been more important. Join us Wednesday at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines at 7 p.m. CDT for the fourth in our series of five shows, with @usatoday and @onenation_usatoday, aimed to bring us all closer together. 📷: Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Arizona Republic Link in bio.


Oftentimes, stories will only make sense after we have lived through them.


"It's just small, and one little step and the next, until it's something not-so-small." - Megan Finnerty, Storytellers Project founder in a new @poynter_institute piece. Read more at the link in the bio.


🇺🇸 Catch "I am an American - Cincinnati" in full on @enquirer now! Link in bio. 🇺🇸👏👏


Storytelling is for everyone. If you or a friend or family member need ASL interpretation services, just let us know.


👏 Who's ready to laugh, cry, and celebrate 6 years of The Storytellers Project tonight! 👏 @azcentral


Beautiful venue! #IAmAnAmerican #storytellersproject

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