Told on the East Side with Lake Erie Ink: Lessons

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On Friday, September 18th we’ll learn just how much east siders like telling good story. Told will cross the river and head east to Coventry for a workshop and performance double header as we partner with Lake Erie Ink. The free workshop at Lake Erie Ink headquarters will start at 6:30pm with a performance open to all at 8pm at the B-Side Liquor Lounge and Arcade.

With summer waining and fall emerging, students and teachers return to school to exchange ideas, ask questions, and–hopefully–learn a little something from each other. For the rest of the world, new discoveries are made all the time, lessons coming not from a textbook but from the people in our homes, jobs, and communities. The journey of enlightenment alone is usually a story-worthy process. From the innocent encounters of elementary school, the unrestrained moments of college, and the education gleaned from the whole of a life, we collect stories of lessons.

The 8pm event is open to all and will be be composed entirely of audience volunteers. Participants in the 6:30pm workshop at Lake Erie Ink will work on stories of lessons with the hope of sharing those at the performance.

All audience members are welcome (but not required) to prepare a story on the theme and put their names in the bucket for a chance to tell their tales. Stories should be under 6 minutes, true, and have yourself as the central character. Run through your story for a friend, a pet, or a Told staff member for extra practice. You can also check out our page on storytelling advice. Let us know if you want to toss your name in, though advanced notice is not required.

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