True stories featured at Main Street Arts

SAXTONS RIVER — New York City has The Moth, a non-profit group dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling, which, since its launch in 1997 has presented thousands of stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.

In that spirit, local storytellers will share their life experiences for seven minutes each when Main Street Arts presents “A Night of True Stories” on Saturday, June 22, at 7 p.m.

Organizers say friends and neighbors will entertain with tales of pathos, mirth, adventure, loss, fright - and other emotions sure to resonate.

Scheduled storytellers are Gordon Korstange, Annie Guyon, Annesa Hartman, and Jack Keil, with three others pending.

The event is in the style of a cabaret, with refreshments, and is a fundraiser for Main Street Arts. Tickets are $15 and are available at or at MSA.

According to Korstange, “A Night of True Stories” owes much in spirit to The Moth, which bills itself as “a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it.”

“We have our share of everyday raconteurs who have engaging, entertaining stories to tell It's amazing the depth of experience they have to share, from adventures in remote locations to happenings right in this village,” he says.

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