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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!!”


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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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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What’s it really like to serve on the board of Ex Fabula?

Are you looking to advance your skills in a leadership capacity with a growing Milwaukee non-profit? You’ve come to the right place. We’re currently seeking applicants to serve in positions on our board of directors for Ex Fabula. We recently sat down with current board members for their insight into board service with us, and to possibly nudge you to submit your application before May 31.

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Seeking an Event Producer

Ex Fabula is growing! Over the past year, we’ve increased the number of StorySlams, workshops and Community Collaborations and we’re not slowing down anytime soon, so we’re looking to expand our capacity by hiring an Event Producer. Please spread the word and help us find the next member of our team!

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Ex Fabula Partners With Project Return and Marquette for a Night of Stories and Dialogue

Telling a personal story to an audience can seem like a daunting and nerve-wracking experience. It also has the potential to be a cathartic, impactful way to educate an audience on complicated and systematic issues. Ex Fabula has partnered with Marquette University and Project Return to bring a night of storytelling on the topic of incarceration to the Marquette campus. Project Return is a Milwaukee non-profit that supports recently incarcerated individuals as they transition from prison institutions to their respective communities. This event is part of Marquette’s Mission Week which will center on the topics of race relations, institutional, personal, and cultural racism titled “Racial Justice: Black, White and the Call of the Church”.

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Meet Carolina, Our New Community Connector & Public Ally!

I am very excited to be joining the Ex Fabula team while serving through Public Allies Milwaukee! I started my mission here as a Public Ally to expand representation of diverse groups of people and uplift their very unique experiences. My passion for equity started far before college. I’m a first generation Chilean-American and grew up in a bilingual household. My parents raised me with strong ethics and compassion for others.  Naturally I developed my desires early on.

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