April 21, 2020

POSTPONED: Forgiveness or Revenge

Event Details

Date

April 21, 2020 7:00 PM

Location

Hoyt Sherman Place
1501 Woodland Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309

Category

  • Forgiveness
  • Revenge

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POSTPONED: Forgiveness or Revenge

Deciding which path to take on the messy road of life

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Accepting, ignoring, or just plain regretting another person’s help

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Embracing the unconventional

Stories

What Happens Next: Erin Kiernan - 16 and pregnant. 30 and infertile.

What Happens Next: Erin Kiernan - 16 and pregnant. 30 and infertile.

The highs and lows of starting a family for an Iowa news anchor.
What Happens Next: Anna Larson - A girl and her grief

What Happens Next: Anna Larson - A girl and her grief

How putting words of loss on paper turned into something special.
What Happens Next: Dick Deming - Crashing into a transformation

What Happens Next: Dick Deming - Crashing into a transformation

How a near-death experience taught this cancer doctor how to truly live.
What Happens Next: Joany Yi - Amen

What Happens Next: Joany Yi - Amen

How an Iowan’s long-term stay in Macedonia taught her to focus on what happens now.
What Happens Next: Andrea Love - Learning to roll with it

What Happens Next: Andrea Love - Learning to roll with it

When life handed lemons to this lawyer, she made lemonade (and hot fudge pudding cake and quiche and cheese bread).
What Happens Next: Richard Dedor - Turning four losses into joy

What Happens Next: Richard Dedor - Turning four losses into joy

When literally nothing goes right, how do you respond? By choosing joy over everything else.
Holiday Spectacular: Sue Woods - Lies Ministers Tell You

Holiday Spectacular: Sue Woods - Lies Ministers Tell You

Christmas is a minister’s busy season — and it’s not always very jolly. But this Iowan learned that the darkest time of year may be when people need the most…
True Tall Tales: Suzanne Volkmer-Jones - If these houses could talk

True Tall Tales: Suzanne Volkmer-Jones - If these houses could talk

Encountering the heartwarming, the hair-raising and the hilarious while sorting out other people’s things, as told at "True Tall Tales" on Oct. 29, 2019.
True Tall Tales: Sandra Rohrer - The power of letting go

True Tall Tales: Sandra Rohrer - The power of letting go

After her mother’s death, Sandra Rohrer embraced forgiveness and healing while facing her life’s two big mysteries, as told at "True Tall Tales" on Oct. 29, 2019.
True Tall Tales: Amanda McCurley - Ghostly Encounters

True Tall Tales: Amanda McCurley - Ghostly Encounters

This Iowan always wanted to believe in the supernatural and then her daughters began seeing ghosts in her home. As she shared at the Des Moines Storytellers' Project's "True Tall…
True Tall Tales: Chad Elliott - The Great Train Depot Robbery

True Tall Tales: Chad Elliott - The Great Train Depot Robbery

A 6-year-old’s brush with Johnny Law and lessons learned about redemption, as told at the Des Moines Storytellers Project's "True Tall Tales" on Oct. 29, 2019.
True Tall Tales: Rachel Corpus - Becoming an Angel Communicator

True Tall Tales: Rachel Corpus - Becoming an Angel Communicator

After suppressing ‘Spirit’ for years, Rachel Corpus finally learned how to share her gift, as told at the Des Moines Storytellers Project's "True Tall Tales" on Oct. 29, 2019.
True Tall Tales: Sadagat Aliyeva - Finding Pip

True Tall Tales: Sadagat Aliyeva - Finding Pip

How this Iowan embraced her inner child to find her true self, as told at the Des Moines Storytellers Project's "True Tall Tales" on Oct. 29, 2019.
Holiday Spectacular: Oscar Rosales - From San Salvador to Cedar Rapids

Holiday Spectacular: Oscar Rosales - From San Salvador to Cedar Rapids

This immigrant discovered his passion for balloon art in Iowa and, two decades later, uses it to spread holiday cheer, as told at "Holiday Spectacular" on Dec. 17, 2019.
Holiday Spectacular: Ann Wright - Christmas Girls Night Out

Holiday Spectacular: Ann Wright - Christmas Girls Night Out

Ties that bind over 30 years, suffering, loss and lots of laughs, as told at "Holiday Spectacular" on Dec. 17, 2019.
Holiday Spectacular: Elizabeth Balcarcel - Converging Christmases

Holiday Spectacular: Elizabeth Balcarcel - Converging Christmases

How this Iowan navigated a new world in America while trying to hold on to the most prized tradition of her Mexican upbringing — Christmas — as told at "Holiday…
Holiday Spectacular: Cynthia Hunafa - Celebrating Kwanzaa

Holiday Spectacular: Cynthia Hunafa - Celebrating Kwanzaa

Cynthia Hunafa never felt connected to her African roots – until she found Kwanzaa, as told at "Holiday Spectacular" on Dec. 17, 2019.
Rick McAtee: Living underwater

Rick McAtee: Living underwater

How I overcame a fear of deep water to explore the seas — just like my hero, Jacque Cousteau, as told at the Des Moines Storytellers Project's "My First Time"…
Justin Appel: Free fallin’

Justin Appel: Free fallin’

For Justin Appel, a blind musician, everything and every day is a first. As told at the Des Moines Storytellers Project's "My First Time" on Aug, 20, 2019, fear is…
Rachelle Chase: How an Iowa ghost town helped me find my way ‘home’

Rachelle Chase: How an Iowa ghost town helped me find my way ‘home’

For all her life, author Rachelle Chase was a nomad. Then she learned of the ‘black utopia’ of Buxton, Iowa, as told at the Des Moines Storytellers Project's "My First…
Erik Dominguez: Finding a voice

Erik Dominguez: Finding a voice

How speech and debate transformed this once shy Iowan into the truest version of himself, as told at the Des Moines Storytellers Project's "My First Time" on Aug. 20, 2019.
Rose Daugherty-Rudd: My first classroom

Rose Daugherty-Rudd: My first classroom

Unexpected lessons I learned from my students, as told at the Des Moines Storytellers Project's "My First Time' on Aug. 20, 2019.
Shashank and Swapna Aurora: A family affair

Shashank and Swapna Aurora: A family affair

This couple’s first date had a lot more riding on it than most, as told at the Des Moines Storytellers Project's "My First Time" on Aug. 20, 2019.
Andy Wilson: Finding a way to heal

Andy Wilson: Finding a way to heal

When Andy Wilson lost his family, he learned forgiveness is what he needed to move on, as told as the Des Moines Storytellers Project’s “On Second  Thought” on June 18,…
Sheree Clark: Raw. Vegan. Meat.

Sheree Clark: Raw. Vegan. Meat.

Why this Iowan switches diets, and why that’s none of your business, as told as the Des Moines Storytellers Project’s “On Second  Thought” on June 18, 2019.
Kelly Buffalo-Quinn: Tribal Baby Battle

Kelly Buffalo-Quinn: Tribal Baby Battle

How one Iowan’s view of the Indian Child Welfare Act changed after losing her child to the system, as told as the Des Moines Storytellers Project’s “On Second  Thought” on…
Patti Wachtendorf: Spiders, ladybugs and convicts

Patti Wachtendorf: Spiders, ladybugs and convicts

Becoming the first female warden of Iowa’s toughest prison, as told as the Des Moines Storytellers Project’s “On Second  Thought” on June 18, 2019.
Kylique Lipscombe: Persevering with basketball

Kylique Lipscombe: Persevering with basketball

How an 18-year-old pursued his athletic dreams in a little state called Iowa, as told as the Des Moines Storytellers Project’s “On Second  Thought” on June 18, 2019.
Ryan Siskow: Coming home

Ryan Siskow: Coming home

Ryan Siskow talks during the Des Moines Storytellers Project's "On Second Thought" on June 18, 2019 about the importance of opening up to those you love most and coming home
Erin Sears: Alaska, the last frontier

Erin Sears: Alaska, the last frontier

How lessons learned in the Alaskan bush make their way into this Iowa teacher’s classroom every day, as presented at the Des Moines Storytellers Project’s “My Great Adventure” on Tuesday,…

Past Events

02/25/20

Tuesday

What Happens Next

Filling in the blanks after a story ends

12/17/19

Tuesday

Holiday Spectacular

Family, faith and reasons we gather at the end of the year.

10/29/19

Tuesday

True Tall Tales

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