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.


Get stories on the go with The Storytellers Project Podcast, now on Apple Podcasts!


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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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Tomorrow night, 4 remarkable women will share their stories of resiliency and we’re delighted to be a part of it. Tickets at the link in bio! 💕🎙

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Storytelling can always bring us together, even through the storm. #Repost @thenewspress ・・・ @thestorytellersproject going on in Cape Coral, FL. This evening’s topic....living through a Hurricane. How fitting. What an enjoyable night. #storytellers #southwestfloridastorytellers #florida @naplesnews @thenewspress

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🗣The Storytellers Project founder @meganfinnerty shines today in @thelilynews’s Instagram story “I’ll Drink to That”! Head over and check it out!

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What a wonderful night of storytelling with @nlgja and @desertsun! Thank you for the insight, thank you for the language, thank you for the stories.

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Packed houses in Indianapolis and Phoenix tonight show that the storytelling community is supportive and growing! 💕🎙@indystar @azcentral

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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

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👀 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 👌🍾🎉

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🗣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!

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