Havenwoods neighbors share the promise and heartache of a distinct community

Havenwoods neighbors partnered with Ex Fabula to tell their stories of righting wrongs and growing businesses, of old shopping trips and newfound love, as part of an event that highlighted a community that stands out beyond Milwaukee.

“People in this part of Milwaukee have figured out how to create communities and businesses and workplaces and parks that reach across boundaries of race, ethnicity and class in ways other parts of the city and nation have not figured out,” said Dr. Aims McGuinness, a historian from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, during the event.

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Secret’s Out: New Year Spectacular Recap

Whether or not if it’s a secret between friends, spouses or one we keep to ourselves, the secrets we keep and share can ultimately reveal something about us and our humanity. Nearly 200 guests found out how little secrets can have a big impact in our lives at Alverno’s Pitman Theater for our New Year Spectacular with the theme “Our Little Secret.” This special, curated event featured various storytelling formats, and each teller had 10-minutes to share.

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Meet the”Our Little Secret” Storytellers

The secret’s out! Our Spectacular little secret! This Saturday, January 28th, we’ll take Ex Fabula to Alverno’s Pitman Theatre for the New Year Spectacular with the theme “Our Little Secret.” Unlike our monthly StorySlams, this special event features 10-minute curated stories and is an afternoon (yep, it’s a 3 pm show) not to be missed.

However, before anyone takes the stage, we’d be remiss if we didn’t introduce the awesome Spectacular Storytellers.Continue reading “Meet the”Our Little Secret” Storytellers”


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ALL STARS 2015 recap

It’s that time of year again when Ex Fabula concludes another great season with an ALL STARS show! On Wednesday, May 14th Ex Fabula’s ALL STARS show at Turner Hall Ballroom featured the Audience Favorite storytellers from the past season. This time, they told new tales on the theme “Nitty Gritty.” Continue reading “ALL STARS 2015 recap”


My Story: Meet the rest of the ALL STARS

Our ALL STARS event is almost here! On Wednesday the 13th, the Audience Favorite storytellers will take the stage at Turner Hall Ballroom. Last week, we introduced three tellers and our special guest. Today, we are introducing three more tellers. To help you get to know them, we asked them the question,Continue reading “My Story: Meet the rest of the ALL STARS”


Do the Math recap

On Thursday night Hot Water Wherehouse was packed with locals ready to share and listen to true, personal tales about the various probabilities, equations, and pop quizzes of life. Continue reading “Do the Math recap”


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Close Encounters RECAP

A lingering polar vortex was almost a close encounter in itself, but it wasn’t enough to stop story fans from coming out to our first Story Slam of the year, “Close Encounters”! And boy did we start the year off with a bang – African lions, New Kids on the Block, Gen Con, and Mozart were just the beginning of our journey through nine tales of “Close Encounters”!

Missed out? Check out our recap below, or listen to our monthly podcast, which you can subscribe to on iTunes. Continue reading “Close Encounters RECAP”