RAIN OR SHINE: Weather-permitting, we'll be sitting around the campfire. Otherwise, we'll be cozy and dry in the barn. Come early, if you can, and bring a picnic!
Join us around the Farrington campfire as experienced, competitive storytellers, in a "Moth-like" format, share their 5- to 6-minute true tales on the evening's theme, "Rooted" Several Farrington community folks will also share their stories and we'll leave room for a new storyteller (picked from a hat) who wants to try it out that night. The theme will mean different things to different tellers, but clearly, it is appropriate for both the time of year and the work of Farrington. With each visit spending time in nature, we hope to provide an experience that creates long-term roots with nature and personal growth for the children from low-income urban communities who visit Farrington Nature Linc.
Storytelling is a powerful tradition, conveying experiences, emotions, and knowledge across cultures. Fugitive Stories, Farrington’s partner for this event, brings “true stories told live” regularly to Acton, Arlington, and Concord. Their Moth- and Massmouth-winning featured tellers captivate audiences and are some of the best in the region.
The evening’s featured tellers:
Janelle is a writer, performer, story coach, and the owner of High Maintenance, her handy-woman business. She co-produces Harpy, a storytelling show in Somerville that features the voices of women and femmes. When she isn’t doing these things, she’s remodeling her vintage camper, powerlifting, or attempting to casually talk to her two daughters about consent.
Amanda has always found great joy in connecting and caring for those around her, which is why it came as no surprise when she built a career in helping leading New England nonprofits raise funds and awareness for their causes. Currently, at The Life is Good Kids Foundation (LiGKF), Amanda shares the many stories of the Foundation’s life-changing social work. Amanda has also served as the Director of On-Air Fundraising and Marketing at the WGBH Educational Foundation — managing live and pre-produced fundraisers. When Amanda isn’t steeped in the stories of non-profits, she’s busy crafting and sharing stories of her own. She’s a published short story author, a Moth StorySLAM winner, a gratitude blogger, and the co-founder of Blind Tiger Tellers.
Katie Liesener is a co-coordinator for Massmouth. As a storyteller, she’s performed in over 80 shows across eight states. She’s also a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and other publications. Katie was the 2016 Massmouth “Big Mouth-Off” champion.
Aaron Wolfe is a filmmaker, a Moth GrandSLAM winning storyteller, and occasional host of the Moth StorySLAMS in Boston. His films have been featured at Sundance Film Festival, the New York Times, and his film “Record/Play” was shortlisted for an Oscar. Aaron is the host and producer of the podcast “First Time, Long Time” where he tells stories about sports for people who may not like sports.
$12/online • $15/door • Storytelling starts at 7:30pm
Arrive as early as 6:30pm. Bring a picnic, if you like.
Order your online tickets here.