October 29, 2019

True Tall Tales

Event Details

Date

October 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Location

Hoyt Sherman Place
1501 Woodland Avenue,
Des Moines, IA 50309

Category

Upcoming Events

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Stories

Everyday Miracles: Sarah Turnbull - 'Stella’s Miracle'

Everyday Miracles: Sarah Turnbull - 'Stella’s Miracle'

A nurse once told Sarah she had a “million dollar family.” Yet her daughter’s prognosis meant a challenging reality: One that transformed Sarah and those around her. Originally from southeast…
Love In The Modern World: Antoinette Stevens

Love In The Modern World: Antoinette Stevens

Antoinette shares a story about the importance of finding yourself.
Love In The Modern World: Martha Wolf

Love In The Modern World: Martha Wolf

Martha shares how a little idea can go a long way.
Love In The Modern World: Ryan Moon

Love In The Modern World: Ryan Moon

Ryan tells what can happen when you cross the isle.
Love In The Modern World: Pete Holmgren

Love In The Modern World: Pete Holmgren

Pete shares a story about finding love in the age of social media.
Love In The Modern World: Sumitra RedWing

Love In The Modern World: Sumitra RedWing

Sumitra shares a story about being scared, receiving death threats. The LGBT community was under attack and quickly became national news.
Love In The Modern World: Lindsey Braun

Love In The Modern World: Lindsey Braun

Lindsey shares a story about how it's sometimes worth it to break your own rules.
War Stories: Miranda Pleggenkuhle - 'Sisters, soldiers, stronger'

War Stories: Miranda Pleggenkuhle - 'Sisters, soldiers, stronger'

Joining the Iowa National Guard to pay for college, 1st Lt. Miranda Pleggenkuhle’s perspective is transformed when her younger sister joined, too.
War Stories: James Suong - 'From refuge to soldier'

War Stories: James Suong - 'From refuge to soldier'

Before immigrating to America, he spent some of his youth in a Cambodian child labor camp. Here’s why Staff Sgt. James Suong decided to serve.
War Stories: Larry Wohlgemuth - 'Bootcamp shenanigans'

War Stories: Larry Wohlgemuth - 'Bootcamp shenanigans'

He signed on the dotted line, but Larry Wohlgemuth had no idea what he was to come. An honorably discharged airman 1st class reflects on his time in bootcamp.
War Stories: Sara Maniscalco Robinson - 'How I came to share veteran stories'

War Stories: Sara Maniscalco Robinson - 'How I came to share veteran stories'

Joining the military is family tradition. But it wasn’t until 1st Sgt. Sara Maniscalco Robinson volunteered for a military museum that she realized her calling.
War Stories: Jodi Marti - 'Crossing cultures in Afghanistan'

War Stories: Jodi Marti - 'Crossing cultures in Afghanistan'

Major Jodi Marti joined the Iowa Army National Guard — and lead the first female engagement team in Afghanistan.
War Stories: Brian Lenz - '45 years later, coming out as a Vietnam veteran'

War Stories: Brian Lenz - '45 years later, coming out as a Vietnam veteran'

Brian Lenz, a retired Air Force fuels officer, was on the last flight out of Vietnam in 1973. He hasn’t spoken about his deployment since.
Parenthood: Brytani Cavil - 'Dear Sons' poem

Parenthood: Brytani Cavil - 'Dear Sons' poem

Brytani, a 2016 Drake University graduate, social worker and activist in Des Moines who strives to empower youth, reads a poem she wrote to her twin sons. She performed it…
Siblings: Matt Glenn - 'Support Takes Work'

Siblings: Matt Glenn - 'Support Takes Work'

Matt Glenn shares how being the youngest of 11 siblings taught him about family.
Siblings: Craig VandeVenter - 'Remembering Names'

Siblings: Craig VandeVenter - 'Remembering Names'

How his brother’s suicide taught Craig VandeVenter the importance of saying people’s names out loud.
Siblings: Colleen Kelly Powell - 'Why I Knocked On My Brother's Door'

Siblings: Colleen Kelly Powell - 'Why I Knocked On My Brother's Door'

For Colleen Kelly Powell, It turns out, Des Moines is an easy place to run into a half-sibling who may or may not know you exist.
Siblings: Jovan Johnson - ‘A Door in the Foundation’

Siblings: Jovan Johnson - ‘A Door in the Foundation’

Jovan Johnson thought there were cracks in the foundation of his family. Turns out, they opened to a door instead.
Siblings: Amar Sinha - ‘Four Legs Of The Chair’

Siblings: Amar Sinha - ‘Four Legs Of The Chair’

After immigrating to the U.S. from India, Amar Sinha knew he needed his other siblings, in order to be whole and not wobble.
Siblings: Kay Graham - 'Maybe This Is Why They Call It “Deadheading”'

Siblings: Kay Graham - 'Maybe This Is Why They Call It “Deadheading”'

Kay Graham’s big sister, always quick with advice, taught her a new word she’d soon regret using. It was just one piece of an unforgettable trip together.
Rural Life: Jordon Deutmeyer - 'Finding Love As A Gay Man From Rural Iowa'

Rural Life: Jordon Deutmeyer - 'Finding Love As A Gay Man From Rural Iowa'

Finding love is hard. Trying to find a decades-long love like your dairy farmer grandparents is even harder.
Rural Life: Jim Dale - 'Harry's Last Ride'

Rural Life: Jim Dale - 'Harry's Last Ride'

Come rain, sleet or snow, small-town folk do what it takes to take care of their neighbors.
Rural Life: Brad McDonald - 'Scouting Hogs'

Rural Life: Brad McDonald - 'Scouting Hogs'

How this Iowa family used the NFL draft process to select their prize-winning show pigs.
Rural Life: Deb Brown - 'The Granddaughter of German Immigrants'

Rural Life: Deb Brown - 'The Granddaughter of German Immigrants'

Growing up in rural Iowa, Deb Brown was never able to converse with her German-speaking grandmother. But the lessons she learned still resonate.
Rural Life: Lexi Marek - 'Raising Pigs and Walking Runways'

Rural Life: Lexi Marek - 'Raising Pigs and Walking Runways'

How this Iowan combined her dream jobs into one fashion-forward AG life.
Rural Life: Brandi Preul - 'When I Lost My White Privilege'

Rural Life: Brandi Preul - 'When I Lost My White Privilege'

Brandi Preul grew up in rural Iowa with all the privileges a successful white family could have. Then she heard how other minorities were disdained, which led to some personal…
Blended: Li Zhao - 'Becoming “a little feminist”'

Blended: Li Zhao - 'Becoming “a little feminist”'

Li Zhao was born during China’s controversial one-child policy.
Blended: Jen Carruthers - 'Giving Gender The Middle Finger'

Blended: Jen Carruthers - 'Giving Gender The Middle Finger'

Jen Carruthers never looked like how she felt inside; until she discovered drag.
Blended: Will Keeps - 'Learning to Listen'

Blended: Will Keeps - 'Learning to Listen'

William Holmes aka Will Keeps saw a friend murdered by a rival gang at the age of 15.
Blended: Jami Bassman Ahart - 'Everyone Was Pregnant – Except Me'

Blended: Jami Bassman Ahart - 'Everyone Was Pregnant – Except Me'

Actress Jami Bassman Ahart had taken every step she could think of to become a mother before surrendering to the likelihood it wasn’t going to happen.

Past Events

08/20/19

Tuesday

My First Time

06/18/19

Tuesday

On Second Thought

04/23/19

Tuesday

My Great Adventure

02/12/19

Tuesday

Love in the Modern World

12/06/18

Thursday

War Stories

09/20/18

Thursday

Siblings

07/12/18

Thursday

Rural Life

06/07/18

Thursday

Blended

04/05/18

Thursday

Busted

02/06/18

Tuesday

Everyday Miracles

12/05/17

Tuesday

New Beginnings

10/03/17

Tuesday

Scandal

08/24/17

Thursday

Champions and Underdogs

07/13/17

Thursday

Tales from the Road

06/21/17

Wednesday

The secret life of artists

05/11/17

Thursday

Parenthood

02/21/17

Tuesday

Besties

10/14/16

Friday

Homecoming

08/20/16

Saturday

Being Iowan

08/13/16

Saturday

Animal Kingdom

07/10/16

Sunday

Climb That Hill

06/22/16

Wednesday

Craft

06/01/16

Wednesday

Growing Up

04/28/16

Thursday

Stories Behind the Kitchen and Bar

02/16/16

Tuesday

Love and Heartbreak