StorySlam: “Beginner’s Luck” Recap

“Beginner’s Luck” can be a tough to tackle theme. Luckily we had a number of creative storytellers at Mr. J’s Lounge last week who found ways to tell stories about unlucky beginnings, misleading initial luck, and beginner’s luck that hasn’t yet stopped. Check out how lucky (or unlucky) your fellow Milwaukeeans are below!Continue reading “StorySlam: “Beginner’s Luck” Recap”


Matching Campaign!

Last week, we announced our very first ever matching grant campaign! Because of a very generous anonymous donor, we are matching funds throughout December. We are set to raise $3000 by the end of the campaign which is December 31st AND WE’VE ALREADY RAISED $500!Continue reading “Matching Campaign!”


StorySlam: “Caught in the Act” Recap

In front of a sold out crowd at Kochanski’s Concertina Bar, we heard nine stories about being caught in a variation of acts. From school principals catching mistakes in their budgets- to ministers in strip clubs, we heard it all. Check out all the ways our tellers were “Caught in the Act” below!

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StorySlam: Crush Recap

Crush can refer to many things. With over 100 people in attendance at our recent “Crush” StorySlam hosted at Best Place, our tellers demonstrated the multitude of ways our theme could be interpreted. We heard a variety of stories having to do with old ‘crushes’, but also accidents, misunderstandings, and schoolyard revenge.Continue reading “StorySlam: Crush Recap”


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