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Next Stage hosts first annual Fables Storytelling Story Slam

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PUTNEY—On Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., Next Stage will celebrate the six-month anniversary of its Fables Storytelling series with a cash-prize Story Slam.

Fables is held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Next Stage Café in Putney. Fables is hosted and curated by Peter “Fish” Case, who has been telling stories and entertaining Windham, Cheshire, and Franklin counties as a radio personality for more than two decades.

There will be food and a beer and wine cash bar. Admission is by donation at the door.

November’s theme is “Tell your best story!” This will feature 10 to 12 storytellers for a fast-paced night of five-minute stories. Case will tell his own short stories, too.

All presenters will compete for a winner-takes-all cash prize and the very first Fables Cup. Five judges will decide who tells the best story, and swag will be available for all who participate.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #484 (Wednesday, November 7, 2018). This story appeared on page B2.

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