My Concentrate A2 story on the local performance storytelling scene

Screen Shot 2017-06-27 at 6.31.59 PM.pngIn 1992, Judy Schmidt and three other public school librarians organized the first local Tellabration, an event that Schmidt describes as “a storytelling night for grownups.”

“It sounded funny at the time, because back then, storytelling was seen as something you do with kids,” Schmidt says.

Today in Ann Arbor, as across the nation, storytelling is just as much a “grownup” entertainment as it is for children. Thanks to events hosted by The Moth and the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild – as well as occasional, themed, one-off indie shows – more and more people are looking to connect with others by sharing (or hearing) stories in a public space. READ THE REST HERE


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