Ex Fabula
Press Release

Ex Fabula invites Milwaukeeans to tell “Crossing Over” stories

Ex Fabula's 6th season of StorySlams is under way - starting with an event on Wednesday October 22nd at the Times Cinema on 5906 W Vliet St.

By - Feb 9th, 2015 01:11 pm
Ex Fabula

Ex Fabula

Milwaukee nonprofit Ex Fabula’s 6th season of StorySlams is under way –  starting with an event on Wednesday October 22nd at the Times Cinema on 5906 W Vliet St. Attendees have the option to throw their name in the hat for a chance to share a true, personal story on the theme of “Crossing Over” – or they can just come to listen and vote for a favorite story. Attendees are also encouraged to submit UltraShorts, written stories of about 1-4 sentences on the night’s theme; the best UltraShorts will be read on stage in between stories.

On the 22nd, doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:30. Seating is general admission. $8 tickets are available at the door – but starting this season, advance tickets are also available online. Ex Fabula’s 6th Season StorySlams are sponsored by BelAir Cantina and Tranfer Pizzeria Café, and the October event is sponsored by Meritage, which is just across the street from the Times and is the perfect location to enjoy contemporary American cuisine from their seasonal menu prior to the StorySlam.

The theme “Crossing Over” was selected to help further Ex Fabula’s mission of creating community. “Ex Fabula allows each of us to hear stories that we relate to – but also a space for us to hear stories about experiences that are very different from our own,” said Ex Fabula Executive Director Megan McGee. “Our StorySlams are entertaining, but they also create the conditions for people to empathize and connect with each other. So, we’ve tried to select themes that will inspire more “underrepresented” stories. This theme could prompt a story from an undocumented student – but also stories about bridges, driving, coming of age, death, and maybe even chickens crossing the road. Life is about all those things!”

New to Ex Fabula? Learn more about our events on our website. If you’re thinking about telling a story, make sure to check out our storytelling guidelines and consider attending the upcoming Storytelling workshop on Saturday October 18.

About ExFabula

Ex Fabula is committed to strengthening community bonds through the art of storytelling. We celebrate the power of true and personal stories to connect individuals through universal experiences. Stories build a neighborhood, stable neighborhoods connect communities, diverse communities strengthen a city. Our goal is to consistently connect storytellers and live audiences throughout the Milwaukee area.

Mentioned in This Press Release

Recent Press Releases by Ex Fabula - Page 2

Ex Fabula celebrates a “Game Changer” of a season

Speaking of game changers, this will be the first ALL STARS event held at the Pitman Theatre on the Alverno College campus.

Ex Fabula

Stories without borders

Ex Fabula to present the nation’s first English <> Spanish Bilingual StorySlam

Local storytelling organization encourages the community to listen

“Everyone has true, personal stories worth sharing, but in this fast paced world, sometimes we forget to carve out time to really listen to each other,” said Ex Fabula Executive Director Megan McGee.

Stories about Race Fuel Social Change

Ex Fabula Fellows to inspire dialogue at interactive performances

Ex Fabula

Stories Fuel Social Change

Ex Fabula Accepting Applications for New Storytelling Fellowship

Ex Fabula invites all Milwaukeeans to tell their stories in 2015

"I expect that we'll double the number of community partners in 2015," said Megan McGee, Ex Fabula's Executive Director.

Ex Fabula

Ex Fabula to feature Surprises in English and Spanish at the annual December Spectacular

Ex Fabula’s annual Spectacular is a non-competitive program of stories curated by a jury of Ex Fabula volunteers. This year, we’re returning to Turner Hall Ballroom on Thursday December 11 at 7:30 pm to hear Milwaukeeans’ true, personal stories on the theme of Surprise/Sorpresa. As at all Ex Fabula StorySlams, audience members can submit UltraShorts, […]

Ex Fabula

Throwback Thursday Sept 18th: Ex Fabula fundraiser features favorite stories

Ex Fabula will start their 6th season of StorySlams with the Season 6 Kickoff Fundraiser on Thursday September 18th from 6 to 9 pm.

Ex Fabula to Kick off 6th Season of events with a special evening of “Classic” stories on the patio.

Ex Fabula will kick off its 6th season of building community through the sharing of true, personal stories on Thursday, September 18th from 6 to 9 pm

Ex Fabula

Personal stories will come to life in historic Milwaukee mansion.

Ex Fabula, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening community bonds through the art of storytelling, is pleased to announce “Mea Fabula” on Thursday June 12, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm at the Vogel Mansion. Located at 2221 North Terrace Avenue across from the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum and also known as Greengate, the Mansion […]

Ex Fabula

Season 5 ALL STARS Announcement!

Story. Stage. You. Ex Fabula is a live, neighborhood storytelling community straight from Milwaukee.

Megan McGee Named First Executive Director of Ex Fabula

Milwaukee community storytelling nonprofit expands to hire first executive director

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *