Become a speaker

We are always looking for storytellers for our nationwide events!

Storytellers Project events are filled with neighbors and notables who have a true, first-person story they're willing to share in 6-10 minutes in front of a live audience. Our nights are themed and storytellers are welcome to address the theme literally or metaphorically.

Submitting a story is as easy as filling out the form below. Before you do that, though, we ask that you read the guidelines below. Then, fill out the form and use the drop-down fields so we can ensure your story gets to the right people for the right event.

Guidelines:
  • Stories must be true. 
  • Stories must be (mostly) about you.
  • Anything you say in public must not compromise your ability to return to work, your family or your community. 
  • Anything you say in public must not damage the reputation of another person.
  • Stories are not talks. If you want to teach something, explain something, convince people of something, inspire people to feel something or call people to some action, we invite you to pitch a TED talk. 

Storytelling Basics – OR – We'll only read your pitch if it includes these things:

All stories document change. If you don't change what you think, what you do or how you act, then you don't have a story. You have an anecdote, which is a funny thing you talk about at brunch. Your friends love them. Strangers – not so much.
  1. You probably recognize these from elementary school English, but we never get tired of basic story structure. 
  2. People, place and time in the first sentences. 
  3. A conflict or problem. 
  4. Someone or something that helps you solve the problem or resolve the conflict. 
  5. A point. Implicit or explicit. Please don't end your story with a cliffhanger. Tell us how things end.