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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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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