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. We all work together to make sure whether you're a storyteller, guest or listener, that you have a great experience. Need to get in touch? Email us at or call us at 515-619-6548.

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Tomorrow night, 4 remarkable women will share their stories of resiliency and we’re delighted to be a part of it. Tickets at the link in bio! 💕🎙


Storytelling can always bring us together, even through the storm. #Repost @thenewspress ・・・ @thestorytellersproject going on in Cape Coral, FL. This evening’s through a Hurricane. How fitting. What an enjoyable night. #storytellers #southwestfloridastorytellers #florida @naplesnews @thenewspress


🗣The Storytellers Project founder @meganfinnerty shines today in @thelilynews’s Instagram story “I’ll Drink to That”! Head over and check it out!


What a wonderful night of storytelling with @nlgja and @desertsun! Thank you for the insight, thank you for the language, thank you for the stories.


Packed houses in Indianapolis and Phoenix tonight show that the storytelling community is supportive and growing! 💕🎙@indystar @azcentral


We have shows in both Phoenix and Tucson tonight and they are SOLD OUT! What?! Amazing. We’re really feeling the love in our home state, so thank you so much for your continued support of storytelling! 🙏 #azstorytellers #tucsonstorytellers @arizonadailystar @azcentral


👀 Look who made @phxmagazine’s #40under40! Congrats @meganfinnerty on this recognition of your hard work and dedication to truth through storytelling. We truly admire your vision, leadership and exceptional panache 👌🍾🎉


🗣Happy to welcome new intern Caitlin to our small but mighty Storytellers Project national team! 👏👏👏 #Repost @meganfinnerty ・・・ So proud to welcome our first @thestorytellersproject intern - @cait_hartman!

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