Tell a Story

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. And you can pitch us more than one story!

 

Our 2022 themes are: Love and Heartbreak, Growing Up, Neighbors, Food and Family, Vacations and Holidays. 

Submitting a story is as easy as filling out the form below. Before you do, read our guidelines. Once you’re done, fill out the form and be sure to use the drop-down to pick your city 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:

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 probably recognize these from elementary school English, but we never get tired of basic story structure.
  • People, place and time in the first sentences.
  • A conflict or problem.
  • Someone or something that helps you solve the problem or resolve the conflict.
  • A point. Implicit or explicit. Please don’t end your story with a cliffhanger. Tell us how things end.

That’s it! Submit your story today!