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ALL STARS 2018: Connection Recap

If there’s one thing Ex Fabula has brought to the Milwaukee community over the past nine seasons, it’s connections. Stories are the connective tissue that hold our families, neighborhoods, and communities together. So there was no more fitting theme for the Season 9 ALL STARS event than “Connection.”

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Meet your Season 9 ALL STARS

We’re headed back to Turner Hall, Friday May 18th 2018 to present Season 9 ALL STARS. It’s our Season ender featuring this Season’s winners from previous StorySlams. This year’s ALL STARS will feature 7 amazing community members telling their true, personal stories.

Meet the tellers who will be competing for your vote and the title of Season 9 Ex Fabula ALL STAR

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Lend your leadership to Ex Fabula

by guest blogger Jeremy Podolski

Just as we all have a voice and a story to tell, we all have capacity to lead.

If you have the desire to bring your volunteer energy to a local nonprofit dedicated to fostering empathy, advancing equity and recognizing the dignity of all people in our community, you may be a candidate for Ex Fabula’s Board of Directors. We are accepting applications for new board positions through May 25, 2018.Continue reading “Lend your leadership to Ex Fabula”


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“Last Straw”: A Recap Blog

While the recent snow may have Milwaukeeans thinking it’s the last straw for winter, Ex Fabula hosted its last StorySlam of Season 9 on the theme of “Last Straw” at the Times Cinema on April 10th. A full house enjoyed emcees Leah Delaney and Nelson Lopez read the audience’s UltraShorts to think about the many ways we experience the “last straw” in our lives, and state representative, Evan Goyke, welcomed everyone to “The [Washington] Heights” neighborhood.

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A Recap: “TMI” StorySlam at Garfield’s 502

TMI – Too. Much. Information. Rolling out the March 22nd Story Slam, Ex Fabula asked for it, and the story tellers who took the stage at Garfield’s 502 delivered. Body fluids spilled and spewed from body orifices. Boundaries were crossed, privacy was violated, and judging from the constant laughter, a good time was had by all.

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A collage of images from Ex Fabula events: an elegant Black woman at a microphone; an older white man at a workshop; a microphone; two young white women laughing; a young Asian man in a suit, standing a mic.

How can Ex Fabula improve?

Hi there,

Can I ask a favor? It would mean a lot!

Please, help us to plan for Season 10 by filling out this short survey.

A collage of images from Ex Fabula events: an elegant Black woman at a microphone; an older white man at a workshop; a microphone; two young white women laughing; a young Asian man in a suit, standing a mic. It will only take 2 minutes to complete. Your ideas will shape Ex Fabula programming – plus, you could win an Ex Fabula membership.

Don’t delay – the survey will be open through Wednesday March 7, 2018

Thanks in advance; Ex Fabula is a community effort, and you are a crucial part of it 🙂

-megan

 


A New Spectacular Recap

We returned to the Turner Hall Ballroom for our New Year Spectacular: Break Free. Six curated storytellers took the stage to share their stories of breaking free including heartwarming and hilarious UltraShorts in-between.

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New Year Spectacular Sneak Peek!!

2017 ended with Ex Fabula tellers sharing their traditions. Ex Fabula will start 2018 by celebrating the bad habits, relationships, mindsets we broke free of. Continue reading “New Year Spectacular Sneak Peek!!”