Storytelling returns to Main Street Arts

SAXTONS RIVER — A community favorite event that began in 2013, A Night of True Stories, is back at Main Street Arts on Friday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m.

Creators of A Night of True Stories were motivated to offer encouragement and support to locals who aspire to tell their stories and to get them on stage. “Like The Moth format,” event organizers wrote in a news release, “the stories are true experiences, no more than 10 minutes long, and told without notes. For audiences, past stories have evoked empathy, laughter, reflection, and connection.”

For the upcoming event, organizers said storytellers will share “their experiences with 1950s air raid drills, woolly bears, a fear of heights, following the heart, and walking through open doors, mistaken identity, and a calling from God.”

“Revealing one’s story on stage is an act of courage. A Night of True Stories is an unveiling of life experiences that not just impacts the storyteller but even more so those that come to listen” said Annesa Hartman, event coordinator.

Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 at the door. For more information, visit or email [email protected].

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