StorySlam: Misunderstood

StorySlam: Misunderstood Noncompetitive

It was an exciting night for Ex Fabula’s first noncompetitive StorySlam of season 10. The place was packed to a sold out crowd at The Sugar Maple and it seemed as though all of BayView came out to join us. Misunderstood was the theme and the Tellers came to deliver!Continue reading “StorySlam: Misunderstood”


Meet Sam

Farewell Carolina, Hello Sam
Maybe you’ve met Carolina? Carolina has been Ex Fabula’s Community Connector, and leading our fabulous volunteer crew for the past two years through the Public Allies Americorps program. Carolina’s term is coming to an end and she is off to Chile soon to live her best life. We are so excited & happy for Carolina’s new journey, and she will be missed!
So, we have some big shoes to fill right? We searched high and low for Carolina’s replacement and we found Sam! We’ll let him introduce himself…

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Generations StorySlam Kick Off

THE THEME WAS GENERATIONS

Generations StorySlam season 10 opener held at Garfield’s 502 this past Friday was everything we hoped for! The spot was filled with new and returning faces, Garfield’s staff were servin’ up delicious food and our volunteers were happy to assist. Our MC’s David Lee and Nelson Lopez kicked us off with humor, excitement and anticipation. Here’s a recap of the night!Continue reading “Generations StorySlam Kick Off”


Meet Our New Marketing Maven!

Meet Ex Fabula’s new Marketing and Communications Associate!

Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI with roots in Mexico, Nicole is Chicana-first generation Mexican-American. Nicole has made it her life’s mission to preserve cultural practices and traditions by activating safe spaces in her hometown where people can connect to their experiences and identities. Whether through dance, visual art or written word, most of Nicole’s work reflects exploring identity through oral and visual storytelling.Continue reading “Meet Our New Marketing Maven!”


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Sculptures and Stories Tour #1 – Are you ready?

Fresh air, art, and stories is a great way to spend your Saturday morning.

Ex Fabula and Sculpture Milwaukee are partnering for Sculptures & Stories TOMORROW, July 21st at 10:30a. Sculptures and Stories will explore some of the 21 exhibits from global artists.

“Art is incredible in that no two people experience it the same way. It evokes a personal response. Combining that experience with the Ex Fabula storytelling will create a particularly personal and unique experience for the participants,” Maggie Kuhn Jacobus, owner MKJ Communications and Sculpture Milwaukee committee co-chair.

Our tour will feature stories from Elaine Maly and Shawn Mitchell, plus you’ll be able to submit your own UltraShort via social media.

Tickets are available here

 


Vote now for Season 10 Themes

We’re prepping for a new season and we need YOU to help pick us themes for Season 10 StorySlams.

The following list was generated by the Slam Lords (a.k.a. Programming Team), a group of volunteers who plan our monthly Slams. They selected these from a master list of themes suggested by audience members. Now, we’d like to hear what you think so please vote!

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Seeking a Marketing and Communications Associate

Ex Fabula is growing again!

For Season 10, we want everyone in the region to know about the many opportunities to connect with others over true, personal stories – so we’re hiring a Marketing & Communications Associate. Please spread the word and help us find our next fabulous team member!

7/20/18 update: We’ve received lots of applications from qualified candidates and are reviewing them, so at this time, we’re no longer accepting additional applications. 

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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”