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Story Shuffle: a start

Posted: May 20th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Story Shuffle: a start

I am a homeowner and want an interesting way to invite people to share my home.

I got it into my head at least as early as January that hosting a storytelling event could be just such an interesting chance to share time with friends and meet new people. Months later, with some progress made in making my house a home, I’m ready.

With the help of friends, my idea for Story Shuffle has developed, and I’m proud to share it for the first time with a small group on Saturday, May 29. At random, attendees will get the chance to tell a story related to a chosen theme, as yet undecided upon.


Story Shuffle is something like a random, live, first-person version of the radio show This American Life.

Everyone has to come prepared with a five minute to 10 minute story — likely personal nonfiction but not necessarily — that relates, however vaguely, to that night’s theme. Everyone is assigned a card in a deck, the deck is shuffled and a card is picked at random. Whoever’s card is picked, tells his or her story.

No pressure. Just entertain the collective. Be creative. Tell your story masterfully. We’re all friends, and we want to celebrate the beauty of good story telling. Everyone has great stories to tell.


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