Risking It Sneak Peek

What does “Risking It” look like? Do those stories change between baby boomers, millennials and Generation Z? We’ve been exploring those questions through a partnership with the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center that will culminate in a curated StorySlam this Friday November 17

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StorySlam: Work Recap

Our StorySlam: Work brought seven new tellers to the stage to tell their unique and hilarious stories. If you want to reminisce about the event, check out our Facebook photo album and start tagging away! In case you missed these new voices, then read on to know their work stories.

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the 5 Storytellers and emcee Nelson Lopez

A Refugee Curated StorySlam Recap

A dedicated Ex Fabula volunteer, Sue Blaustein, attended the curated StorySlam “Refugees” at Haggerty Art Museum on November 2nd.  The coveted art museum on Marquette University’s campus was filled to the brim with audience members and Ex Fabula volunteers.  Here’s what Sue had to report on the special event.

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Storytellers on stage

Guest Blogger Shares Their “On The Road” Experience

Guest blogger Tamara Burkett attended the curated “On The Road” StorySlam on October 19th at the Milwaukee Historical Society. The event was presented by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Wilde Subaru.

Here’s her take on the night.  You can read more of Tamara’s thoughts on her blog, which has a whole section of travel stories to check out as well!

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What Could Go Wrong Recap

On October 17 we welcomed the Ex Fabula crew back for Season 9’s opening StorySlam: What Could Go Wrong? Before the stories got underway at Hot Water Wherehouse, two groups participated in the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s On The Table discussions. Participants shared their personal stories and discussed questions like “what do you love about your neighborhood,” and “what was the story about race that you grew up with?” After strengthening community bonds in our small groups, we rejoined the audience for the beginning of the StorySlam.Continue reading “What Could Go Wrong Recap”


ALL STARS 2017: Unfinished Business Recap

There’s nothing quite like the end of yet another successful Ex Fabula season. And unlike the theme of this year’s ALL STAR StorySlam hosted at historic Turner Hall this past Thursday night, we can honestly say there are no signs of Unfinished Business regarding our goals for season 8. Because the goal is simple: to bring people together to tell true, personal stories. And that’s exactly what we did. Continue reading “ALL STARS 2017: Unfinished Business Recap”


MKE Big Read: COURAGE

The Force was with us on May 4th as Ex Fabula took over the stage at Milwaukee Central Library’s Centennial Hall for the MKE Big Read Bilingual StorySlam. This year Ex Fabula was pleased to partner with Milwaukee Public Library for the 2017 MKE Big Read and our Storytellers showed some amazing “Courage” as they shared stories on this theme.Continue reading “MKE Big Read: COURAGE”


A college-age woman writes intently on a worksheet.

Practicing Courage: a storytelling workshop recap

Talking about courage takes a lot of courage. At the MKE Big Read storytelling workshop on Thursday, April 13 at the UWM Union, an intimate group of ten storytellers came together to craft and share their tales of courage. I was one of them. I didn’t intend to be. I thought I’d just volunteer, write a blog post and that’d be it. No courage needed. I was wrong. Continue reading “Practicing Courage: a storytelling workshop recap”


Only In Milwaukee StorySlam Recap

Milwaukee is a uniquely diverse city. We’re known for our beer and brats, but locals know there’s much more. We’ve got the Bronze Fonz, The Calatrava and some might say, we even had a lion. On Wednesday, we gathered at 3041 North. Nine storytellers shared their “Only In Milwaukee” experiences.

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Screen with text: speak more science: musings from the stratosphere. -Jean Creighton

Secret Fabula Recap: Out of This World

Our first Secret Fabula of 2017 took us on a wild, out-of-this-world adventure. A sold-out crowd of about 70 Ex Fabula members and friends gathered in the intimate UWM Planetarium for team trivia and stories under the stars.

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