We’re excited to announce that we’ll be holding the first ever Ex Fabula event on Thursday, November 19th at the Art Bar in Riverswest, at 8PM.

Before we tell you all about this 1st event, since we’re so new to the creative scene in Milwaukee, you can find out exactly what Ex Fabula is and where we’re going at the “About” tab at the top of this page. And as fresh new faces, we could use your help spreading the word. We Ex Fabulites would love for you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter in order to let people know that live story telling is finally on the map in Milwaukee.

The Event (and yes, we know that some of this info is also on the about page. We like to be thorough):

This first event will feature three different storytelling formats:

  • “The Solo.” Individual storytellers—some selected in advance, and some drawn at random from the audience—tell true, five minute stories without notes.
  • “The Rashomon.” In this format named after Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s classic that explores multiple perspectives, two storytellers will tell their versions of the same story. The rub: they won’t be able to hear the other’s telling.
  • “The Terkel.” A question and answer interview format. Think Studs Terkel in your living room coaxing vignettes from an everyman, if your living room was a stage at the Art Bar and the everyman was your father.

Audience members will crown their favorite storyteller at the end of the night.

Those who are interested in trying their hand at “The Solo” should arrive promptly at 7:30 to sign-up for the chance. Would-be storytellers should choose stories that tie in to the theme and practice without notes and to the five minute time limit.

That’s pretty much the gist. Everyone has a story. It’s time for Milwaukee to share our stories in a live setting.

We hope you can join us in literally spreading good words, good stories.