What is Anecdote? Once a month, we tell each other stories from our own lives. The next theme is announced ahead of time, to give participants time to consider how the theme might apply to their lives, and their own stories.
When is Anecdote? Anecdote happens on the first Tuesday of the month at the Monkey House in Winooski, VT.
Why are there themes? We believe everyone has stories to tell, and the best way to connect to the humanity of a stranger (or friend) is by sharing stories. Laughing. Crying. When most people hear “storytelling,” they think they need stage experience. The themes attempt to convince you that you have a story to share; they are a way to connect something larger to your own life. It’s up to you to be brave enough to share.
Do I have to tell a story? No, you can attend and listen. But keep in mind, the evening is only as interesting as the storytellers. If no one wants to share, we’ll all be bored and forced to get drunk. No one wants that.
Is there a charge to attend? Nope.
How do I prepare? Use imagery. Don’t tell us the story; show it to us. Think about the arch of your story, what you want to begin with, how you want it to end, and what the message is. Everything is funnier in threes; everything is more powerful when it’s truth.