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.

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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.

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Beautiful venue! #IAmAnAmerican #storytellersproject


#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


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


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


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 🇺🇸


🇺🇸 Tonight's hosts! #IAmAnAmerican 🇺🇸


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


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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