Finding Your Voice on the Road

It’s those long drives with good friends that start great memories and even better stories. Road trips are some of our best memories and stories to tell, and the most interesting to listen to. Join us on October 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to hear the best road trip stories, but in the meantime, see what they have to say here.

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Shorts: Stories We Tell – Milwaukee Film Fest

This year’s Shorts: Stories We Tell is a masterful combination of storytelling and cinematography as wondrous and mesmerizing as we’ve come to expect from this Milwaukee Film Fest favorite. You’ll want to go with a friend because these shorts leave you not just wanting but needing to discuss (and probably Google) many of these little ditties. Continue reading “Shorts: Stories We Tell – Milwaukee Film Fest”


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Returning to the Milwaukee Film Festival

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, well for us, anyway. Ex Fabula’s Season 9 starts on October 17, and the Milwaukee Film Festival starts on Thursday. September 28. We’re proud to be returning as Community Partners, to this wonderful Milwaukee tradition that brings people and communities together. Continue reading “Returning to the Milwaukee Film Festival”


Hello and Goodbye: The Ex Fabula Board of Directors

When one door closes, another one opens. While it’s always hard to say goodbye to board members, fortunately for us, Milwaukee is a hub for fresh faces. We couldn’t be more thankful for the new talent joining the Ex Fabula Board of Directors! Continue reading “Hello and Goodbye: The Ex Fabula Board of Directors”


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Discovering that I Didn’t Know the Whole Story

by guest blogger Rochelle Fritsch

Two years ago, I walked into the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion thinking — and knowing – I was in the right place at the right time.

Race and Privilege Stories. That’s I was there for, along with others of Ex Fabula’s inaugural Class of Fellows. This group of ethnically and racially diverse people were committed to sharing personal stories about race and privilege with the community.Continue reading “Discovering that I Didn’t Know the Whole Story”


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Best-kept Secret? Ex Fabula Memberships

Defined by wordsmith guru’s Merriam-Webster, a best-kept secret is a very good thing that not many people know about. At Ex Fabula, we feel that way about our wonderful membership program. Did you know that in addition to our monthly slams, we have special benefits that only members have access to? But don’t just take our word for it!

Here’s what Branch Manager of the Urban Ecology Center – Menomonee Valley, Glenna Holstein had to say:

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Ex Fabula Invites You To Tell Your Story As Part Of The Equal Access Project

Ex Fabula is excited to announce the second year of the Equal Access Project, which aims to amplify the voices and stories of individuals with disabilities.  Throughout the first year we’ve had many successes and learning opportunities.  Like, did you know that there are only a handful of wheelchair accessible stages in the Milwaukee area?  The Equal Access Project, in partnership with various disability-focused organizations brings these issues to light while creating an inclusive and accessible environment for all.

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Meet Ex Fabula’s New Event Producer, Kennita!

HI!  I’m Kennita Hickman and I’m very excited to work for Ex Fabula as their new Event Producer.  I would consider myself an urban cultural and music writer, entrepreneur and health enthusiast. I also own a boutique full service brand development and management company called Catera OmniVision group, where I manage and develop independent talent.

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Season 9 theme voting open now through midnight July 11!

Vote now for Season 9 Themes

It’s that time again! Please help pick themes for the regular season 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, they’d like to hear what you think so please vote!

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Art, Stories, Power, Dissent

Ex Fabula recently joined the Chipstone Foundation at the Milwaukee Art Museum for a special storytelling workshop. First, Chipstone staff took attendees on a powerful and moving gallery tour of the nineteenth-century ceramics of David Drake and other artists of the African diaspora; then, participants brainstormed, structured, and shared complex personal, true stories of power, identity, ownership, resistance, and dissent.Continue reading “Art, Stories, Power, Dissent”