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.

See what happens

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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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So excited for Outdoor Adventures tonight at @dbgphx! • • • • • #livestorytelling #storytellersproject #storytelling #azstorytellers #azstorytellersproject

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A historic night on the horizon! #Repost from our founder, @meganfinnerty ・・・ Our #azstorytellers prep for Outdoor Adventures at @dbgphx Thursday. This night will feature at Deaf teller with ASL interpretation and live captioning as we experiment with how to be more inclusive. @thestorytellersproject

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Unbelievably excited that the first show from Mississippi @thestorytellersproject is sold out and incredibly proud of these Coaches and Tellers! #Repost @clarionledger Our inaugural Mississippi Storytellers event has #SOLDOUT! #StayTuned for info on our next one coming in November!!

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Tonight's show "Here and There - Phoenix" is sold out. #storytellersproject #borderwall #thewall

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Episode 4 of our podcast is now on Apple Podcasts (and Google Play, Stitcher)! Listen, swoon, review! 🎙💕Link in bio.

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