Josh Wagner shares his story "Receipts". Josh explains how an experience with a street vendor and a conversation with a woman on a bus while traveling in India caused him to decide to always carry a receipt or two on his person.
The Things We Carry
Tell Us Something brings live storytelling onOctober 9, 2014. Storytellers will share their true personal story without notes on the theme “The Things We Carry”.
Tell Us Something awakens imagination, empowers storytellers and connects the Missoula community through the transformative power of personal storytelling. It is a celebration of each other, our stories and how we move through the world together. All of the stories at Tell Us Something are true.
Doors at 6PM, storytelling begins at 7PM. Your community, your stories.
Tamara Love shares her story "Grandma Negotiations". Tamara returns to Michigan to care for her elderly grandmother, a hoarder who is prone to exaggeration.
Jeremy Smith shares his story "Always, Only, At Least". Finally arriving in London to be with his girlfriend after a long-distance relationship, Jeremy instead takes the train to Amsterdam for an extravagant formal dinner. Over the course of the next year he cooks all over the world, memorizing portions of Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan.
Frances Scott shares her story "What will the neighbors think?!". Frances places in her father's casket a black and white photo of him and her daughter and a sprig from his favorite dogwood tree. She then shares with us the story of her father, honoring his life, and his death.
Jim Ambrose shares his story "The Tempest". Jim was bike messenger in San Francisco leads to a transformation in the emergency room after a conversation with the resident hospital nun.
Melissa Bangs shares her story "Playing Monopoly with God". Melissa loses her mind after giving birth and experiencing a month without sleep, ends up playing Monopoly with God, and coming through the other side with grace and beauty.
Kyle McAfee shares his story "Jack". Kyle McAffe becomes a landscaper with Jack, a brilliant ceramicist, perfectionist and drunk, then goes on a “Jack tour” of Portland, OR.
Jenna Penielle Lyons shares her story "Psycho Scabies". Jenna is a smokejumper on a crew led by The Alien, a guy who takes pride in running his crew hard. On a rare occasion he allows them to rent a hotel, Jenna contracts a case of scabies.
Michael LaPoint shares his story "What Business do you Have With Mario?” or “Get This Kid a Cannoli". Michael lives in Greenpont in Brooklyn, NY. He rents from Mario Fortunato, and a mysterious delivery to the Fortunato Brothers Cafe gets him a cannoli as payment.
Marlies Borchers shares her story "The Honey Wall". Marlies has very long hair, much like her great grandmother, who she goes to visit with her mother and grandmother.