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.


See More

All Past Events

Proudly sponsored by

Looking to get some brand awareness? Sponsor a Storytellers event!

Many people who attend an event will likely know others with similar interests. Attending an event is important but standing out in the crowd by being a sponsor will highlight you and your business with a captive audience.

Become a sponsor

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

thestorytellersproject

"I'll swim as long as I don't have to wear a Speedo." #famouslastwords #growingup #storytellersproject

thestorytellersproject

"I was so happy to be an adult that I didn't see a need to grow up." #growingup #storytellersproject

thestorytellersproject

Joe Finnerty on "Sister Canonball Clara" and other interesting folks he knew growing up. #storytellersproject

thestorytellersproject

We're ready! #storytellersproject #growingup #themeforthenight

thestorytellersproject

Still growing! Tonight, 7:30pm, @ArizonaHeritageCenter #growingup #storytellersproject

thestorytellersproject

#storytellersproject founder @meganfinnerty and @northjerseyevents wants to see you at Women For Women - #whatsyourstory #everywoman, 6pm, May 3, @ The Terrace at Biagio's, Paramus, NJ.

thestorytellersproject

Poised. Timely. Talented. #thisgroup #storytellersproject #GrowingUp, 7pm, 5/2, @arizonahistoricalsociety at Papago Park. www.storytellersproject.com/Phoenix

thestorytellersproject

Cheering for @ftbrownies in the audience and on stage! Thanks for giving each story a "sweet ending"! #storytellersproject

View more photos