To celebrate our 2nd birthday show (on April 30) and the coming of David Sedaris to the city of trees (on April 28), Story Story Night offers up the shameless theme, AWKWARD: Cringe-Worthy Stories.
Enter to be a featured storyteller for this special tribute show by emailing your true story on the theme to email@example.com by the extended deadline of Friday, April 6, 2012. For more on how to enter, use our easy "What's Your Story?" format.
There are many definitions for the descriptive adjective “awkward.” Interestingly, in old as well as middle English, awkward meant for one to be turned the wrong direction. Today, Merriam Webster defines awkward as clumsy or tactless, lacking in manners or social graces.
But for the real definiton of awkward, just look up David Sedaris. In his vulnerable, hilarious and brilliant books (including Naked, Holidays on Ice, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Courdory and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames) he redefines the term with stories about, say, being an adult elf at Macy's Santaland. Inadvertently coming out to a midget guitar teacher by channelling Billie Holiday. Or spending a week in a double-wide trailer at a low-rent nudist colony.
You know, those kinds of things. No one can get out of this life without wanting to slink away and die of shame every now and then. Tell us about it.
Featured storytellers receive free entry, 2 additional tickets + front row seating for guests, a $25 gift certificate to Red Feather Lounge (site of our Afterparty featuring musician Thomas Paul), a trophy by Bricolage, a Story Story Night punchcard pass, poster and sticker, as well as other gifts and honors. The act of telling is redemptive after all.
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