Do you have a true story to tell? WGINY just learned of this new open-mic style Storytelling Show at The Astoria Bookshop. Here's how it works: Every first Tuesday of the month, host David Lawson invites storytellers to visit the Bookshop and submit their names for the opportunity to be called up to tell a five-minute true story about something that happened to them. There's no special theme to stick to, so your story can be about anything, as long as it's true. Non-storytellers are welcome to join the audience as well, so that those who get called up have someone to tell their stories to! It's kind of like an open-mic Moth event, except instead of sending in a pitch and competing against thousands of other stories, you just have to get your name pulled from a bucket.
Need some inspiration? Check out Lawson delivering a five-minute true story at the Bookshop here. Lawson is a performer, storyteller, and playwright, known for several solo shows and plays that often take up unconventional topics.
The next Storytelling Show will take place at 7pm at The Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st Street, between 31st Ave & Broadway, in Astoria. Join the facebook invite here.