The Storytellers Project is a series of live storytelling nights. USA TODAY NETWORK newsrooms curate and host nights of true, first-person stories from neighbors and notables.


Get stories on the go with The Storytellers Project Podcast, now on Apple Podcasts!


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What to expect at a live event 

In a nutshell: fun.  

Five to seven diverse community members take the stage, delivering 8-10 minute personal retellings of their life experiences. Each storytelling event has a particular theme which shapes the stories and expectations of the audience. From the ‘Most Embarrassing Moment' to ‘Best Decision I Ever Made', each theme can be tackled literally, metaphorically, comically, tragically, but most important, and without exception – truthfully. 

Audience size ranges from 200-600 people, depending on the venue (and popularity of theme). From hotels and botanical gardens to state fairs and museums, each venue facilitates an intimate and creative space for storytelling.

See what happens

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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

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#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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This crowd! #azstorytellers Stylish Stories tonight at @phxart and sponsored by @ftbrownies and @azlottery. Thank you so much! Tonight we’re hearing Megan telling on stage for the first time with her fiancé! Historic moment. • • • • • #thestorytellersproject #stylishstories #incrediblygoodlooking #makeaneffort #browniesbyfairytale #acinouveau

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#Repost from our team in Reno! Congrats on a stellar, sold-out show!! 2018 will be amazing! 😎@renogazettejournal ・・・ Our storytellers from last night’s sold-out event! Thank you to everyone who came! Can’t wait for next season of @thestorytellersproject! #mountains #tahoe #rgj #storyteller #thankyou #seeyounextyear

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🎙Tuesdays. For the past two months we’ve dropped a new episode of The Storytellers Project Podcast every week. This week we’re taking a short break, but we’re super excited to have a brand new episode for you next Tuesday at our regularly scheduled time. This is the PERFECT time to go back and catch up on the first 9 episodes if you’ve missed any! And please, let us know which story was your favorite in the comments. Link in bio 🎙💕💕💕

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“We know that when we share our stories and feel called to listen, all of us are willing to invest our time, energy, and our resources in our community.” - @meganfinnerty at @srpconnect presents Saving Arizona’s Kids

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Getting started for tonight’s night of storytelling with an Education Fair and 15 child welfare agencies, all doing the incredibly important work of caring for Arizona’s most vulnerable. @srpconnect #storytellersproject

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Storytellers Brand Studio makes moooves out in the field! #dairygood #Repost @meganfinnerty ・・・ At SwissLane Farms for a fabulous #undeniablydairy #storytellers event. So excited to partner with them at @dairydiscovery and #milkmeansmore @out_inthefield and @chefwelch

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