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Spontaneous Storytelling and Free Drinks Night

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The Layover

1517 Franklin Street

Oakland, CA 94612

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Spontaneous Storytelling is a wacky, fun event designed to make it easy to meet people by telling and hearing true stories. Tell a true story, win a free drink!
We start with an icebreaker game from 6:30 to 7pm. The game will get you mingling and talking with everyone in the bar.
It's called "Spontaneous" because we don't know the themes ahead of time!
You and the rest of the audience suggest a bunch of themes. Then, those that want to can put their name in the hat for a chance to tell a true story. Stories must be true, about YOU, and 5 minutes or less. We'll have a timer and a bell to help you stick to the time. We then we take turns telling stories -- or just listening to them.
You don't have to tell a story to have fun.
But, best of all, if you do get up to tell a true story, you win a free drink! It doesn't even have to be a good story!

  • Playing the Icebreaker game is optional.

  • Telling a story is optional.

  • Having fun is NOT OPTIONAL!

FREE.

MUST BE 21+

This event repeats every First Saturday of the month at The Layover in Oakland.

TESTIMONIALS:

"If you've ever been curious about storytelling, but you're not QUITE ready to get up on stage at The Moth.... come to Spontaneous Storytelling! It's SO much fun! Great way to meet excellent people, hear some amazing stories, and tell one yourself in a low key environment where everybody is really supportive."
--Lauren Chouinard, SF

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No one will card you, but we recommend you be 21+ with ID.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Street parking or BART or AC Transit. The Layover is just 3 blocks from the 12th St. Oakland City Center BART station. We're located on Franklin near 15th St, five minutes' walk from BART or bus.

What can I bring into the event?

Bring your own pen if you like; also pens will be provided for the icebreaker game.
NO notes or reading are allowed on stage. You'll tell your story from memory!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Use the contact organizer button on the page! Happy to answer your questions.

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