R.A.W. Adult Storytelling

R.A.W. Adult Storytelling

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THE BLACK BOX in the West Bottoms

1060 Union Avenue

Kansas City, MO 64101

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No Refunds

A raw story is just truth. Your truth. Come share it. We invite you to the stage, hands shaking, heart pounding to tell your story.

About this event

R.A.W. Storytelling is relaxed, authentic and sometimes wily. Seven-minute stories are told by those who sign up at the door. Audience members who just want to listen are very much welcome! Produced by Kim Blevins, Organicwriting.org. Photos will be on Instagram organicwritingkim

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Stories start at 6:00 p.m.

7 minutes to tell. I will walk you off the stage at 8! I promise!

Let's listen to each other. Let's connect over story in these insane times.

How long do we get?

You have seven minutes to tell. A bell will ding at 6 1/2 minutes. You will be gently ushered off the stage at 7 1/2 minutes. ;)

Can I just come listen?

Yes please!!! The tellers love to have a big audience!

Can my kids come? Does my story have to be "adult"?

This is a 21+ event. All kinds of stories are welcome.* You can curse if you want. You can tell hard stories. Life isn't all kittens and rainbows. But we like kitten stories too.

How much does it cost?

This is a donations based event. Even a dollar is cool. We do ask that you buy a beverage of some sort to support our venue.

How does it work?

The list is opened a half hour before the event starts. When your name is called, the stage is yours for seven minutes. We estimate that we have room for about 15 storytellers each night. If we hit the end of the list before the night is finished, we will open things up for another round of stories. If we don't get to everyone, you are guaranteed a spot the following month.

(Stole this section from Scott Whitehair, not only an internationally known storyteller but THE force behind Chicago's thriving, nay bursting out the seams storytelling culture. He has classes if you are interested. He's GREAT. http://www.scottwhitehair.com/ )

COVID policy: Bring your vacc card or a neg test from the last few days. Wearing a mask when not drinking or eating is encouraged. Mic condoms used.

*We are LGBTQIA-affirming and know that Black Lives Matter. We will not tolerate hate speech, misogyny, racism, or homophobia. See less

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