Apr18Moth Ticket ContestThursday, 12:00PM @ Statewide
Do you love The Moth radio hour and fancy yourself a storytelling wiz? We're offering ten high school students the chance to see The Moth live in Portland on June 6th for free! Just send us a 250-word statement about why you love The Moth and why storytelling is important in your life. We have ten great seats available, and as an added bonus, contest winners are invited to join us at The TR the following day to meet with a Moth storyteller and producer for an hour long Q&A about what goes on behind the scenes. Mail your entry to email@example.com and be sure to include your name and email address. Entries will be reviewed by the TR staff and winners will notified by May 30th.
May16Big Night 2013Thursday, 7:00PM to 9:00PM @ USM - Hannaford Hall
Big Night 2013 will be held on Thursday, May 16th from 7-9pm. Plans are underway to make Big Night 2013 another amazing celebration of student writers. We currently have performances penciled in for our two statewide writing contest winners, the Founders Prize recipient, a glimpse of the Young Writers and Leaders theater performance being created in conjunction with Al Miller of The Theater Project in Brunswick, a song from our current songwriting workshop, and and we'll launch our newest anthology Illumination: A Young People's Encyclopedia of Wonder and celebrate its forty-five young authors. Popcorn, lemonade, and creative lobby activities will be sure to please our hundreds of guests once again.
May18Piece By Piece - PortlandSaturday, 2:00PM to 4:00PM @ St. Lawrence Arts Center
A collage of interwoven stories by Telling Room students with scenes from a village in Uganda, from the front seat of a sports car, to a crowded airport in Belgium, an ELL classroom, a private school in Haiti, or a kite flying contest in Iraq...tickets at the door, pay what you like, arrive early!
May19Piece By Piece - BrunswickSunday, 5:00PM to 7:00PM @ The Theater Project, Brunswick
A collage of interwoven stories by Telling Room students with scenes from a village in Uganda, from the front seat of a sports car, to a crowded airport in Belgium, an ELL classroom, a private school in Haiti, or a kite flying contest in Iraq...tickets at the door, pay what you want!
May21Night Owl WorkshopTuesday, 6:30PM to 8:30PM @ The Telling Room
Join fiction writer Charlotte Bacon for Intimate Strangers: Bringing Your Birth Stories to Life, May 21st, 28th, and June 4th, 6:30-8:30pm. In this three session class, participants will have the chance to write and tell the story of the arrival of the most amazing strangers they have ever met: their own babies. Over the course of three weeks with the guidance of a teacher and a midwife, participants are invited to explore and relive the memories and feelings of these unique events and set them on the page. Parents of all kinds, adoptive or biological, brand new or much older, and birth workers of all kinds are encouraged to join. This multi-session workshop is $100, or $70 for TR volunteers. More info here.