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 t 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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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!


College students or recent grads, are you looking for a great summer internship? Apply with us and just think of the stories you'll have from a summer with The Storytellers Project! Link in bio. #summerintern #internship #thestorytellersproject


We’re hiring a new addition to the Storytellers Project and Storytellers Brand Studio national team. Interested? Link ->bio 🎙


#Repost via @meganfinnerty ・・・ Sold out show at @wrighttaliesin @thestorytellersproroject @azcentral. We are so thankful to @jlaurenpr and Taliesin West for hosting us so beautifully.


The screen may seem small, but its impact on access is huge. Thanks #AZCDHH for helping provide captioning for the rest of the 2018 #azstorytellers season! Story link in bio. 📷: Billy Hardiman / for The Republic @azcentral


#Repost @coryodonnell ・・・ A beautiful night for @thestorytellersproject in downtown Fort Myers. Tattoo tales from @thenewspress and @sbdac Touching, funny, heartbreaking and inspiring. Thank you to all of our Storytellers and our guests that support this great art form.

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