Southerners tell the best stories. In fact, I would say we spin better yarns than anyone in the country. Inspired by The Moth and Spark London, "The Yarn" is an evening of true-life storytelling. And best of all, it's starring...you! Prepare a 5-6 minute yarn on our evening's theme. Then, come to M. Judson & put your name "in the hat" ... 8 storytellers will be picked at random to share with the audience! The only rules?
1.) It has to be largely TRUE, taking into account the exaggeration and shapeshifting that always happens with the good retelling of a story.
2.) It has to be a STORY. No poetry or novel excerpts, please.
3.) It has to be TOLD. No notes. No reading.
4.) It has to be ON TIME. Self-explanatory.
5.) Sit back and enjoy as we build a community through story. There are no winners or losers, but you will receive feedback from an audience panel, and might even be asked to tell at Alchemy Comedy's curated Truth Be Told storytelling night!
Theme for May 2016: "Dreams" - Indulging your reveries. Bringing the impossible into reality. Reflecting on the ideas that keep you up at night. This Yarn Night is all about dreams -- those that came to fruition, and those that were ultimately delusions.
This special Yarn Night doubles as the launch of our Kickstarter for the Wordmobile -- our big dream. We are renovating a school bus and transforming it into a mobile writing unit.
The event is FREE, but we will be collecting donations for Greenville Wordsmiths, a nonprofit empowering kids ages 7-14 to discover & share their own stories through the craft of writing.