Public Events

The EXperience: Pride | June 7

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

StoryStarter | For the Culture 7/14

July 14 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

AfterDark | For The Culture 7/14

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Herb Kohl Philanthropies, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Northwestern Mutual, Bader Philanthropies, Partnership for the Arts and Humanities, City of Milwaukee Arts board, GMAR Realtors, Wisconsin Public Radio, Radio Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Library Foundation, Red Oak Writing, Transfer Pizza, WUWM 89.7, GMBD, Milwaukee Record, We Energies Foundation, SRH, Charlie Wroblewski, Copywrite magazine, Norris Beyond Fostering, Landmark Credit Union, Lulu Cafe & Bar, Educators Credit Union, and Ex Fabula Members.

  • New to storytelling? Or in need of a refresh on the basics? Want to practice a story to tell at our AfterDark: For The Culture event? This workshop is for you!
    *This Brave Space workshop is an affinity space for Black and Brown community members. 
    Date: Friday, July 14 Time: 5:15pm-6:15pm
    Location: Radio Milwaukee Rooftop, 220 E Pittsburgh Ave
    Doors Open: 5:00pm Price: FREE
    This workshop takes place directly before the AfterDark: For the Culture event and is meant to be a place to workshop a story you might want to tell on-stage later that night. If you aren't ready to throw your name in the hat, no worries! This space is open to anyone who is interested in becoming a better storyteller, and is a perfect way for you to connect with other storytellers before our StorySlam!
    In this workshop experienced storytelling coaches will guide you through an interactive training covering the need-to-know details of the craft. Discover, shape and share your stories with confidence. Space is limited, reserve a spot today!
    This workshop gives you...
    • A step-by-step guide to crafting a story
    • The confidence to someday tell your story on our stage
    • Simple storytelling framework you can use everyday
    • The tools to become a superb storyteller or public speaker
    *This Brave Space workshop is an affinity space for Black and Brown community members. 
  • AfterDark: For The Culture - Stories and poems of family, heritage, food, music, hair, or anything that represents "culture" to you.

    Date: Friday, July 14 Time: 6:30pm entry, 7pm start Location: Radio Milwaukee Rooftop, 220 E Pittsburgh Ave

    Join us for a night of stories and poems featuring some of Milwaukee's favorite artists and storytellers. This special event is in collaboration with HYFIN Radio and will center the experiences of Black and Brown community members. Come to listen or throw your name in the hat for a chance to share an original poem or true, personal story.

    The audience can also be a part of the storytelling by submitting UltraShorts! These are "ultra-short" stories on the night's theme that will be read onstage by the emcee.

    There will be a pre-show workshop where you can connect with other artists and get feedback on your story or poem. Sign up for that free workshop here

    Special thanks to our sponsors: 
  • The EXperience | Pride


    This night will feature stories of things you are proud of or not so proud of, celebrating your identities, advocating for yourself or others, and how you show pride in yourself, your culture, body, work, or anything else!

    The EXperience is an intimate, non-competitive event. Come to hear stories from hand-selected tellers and audience members, and participate in fun, unique activities! Date: Wednesday, June 7th Time: 6:30pm entry, 7pm stories Location: Freight 38 – 838 S 1st St, Milwaukee, WI 53204 Ex Fabula membersdepending on your member level you may add 1, 2 or 4 Member admissions to your cart for free. Find your current member level here. For all additional guests, please select the standard $25 General Admission tickets. Problems? Shoot us a note, please! Visit our site for further audience safety guidelines.
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    Theme: Spill The Tea

    Stories of identity, love, school, music, secrets - a true, personal story that is filled with details that appeal to the senses, told in a very authentic first-person voice. This event is free, but space is limited, so use the "Add To Cart" button below to reserve your spot. All attendees need to RSVP, even if you have filled out this Google Form to participate as a volunteer or storyteller. Advance Registration closed at 11:30am on May 24. Please Visit Will call when you arrive to register at the door. Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Time: 4:30 PM doors, Stories 5:00–6:00 PM Location: Newline Café, 3618 W Pierce St. REMINDER: Youth can attend a free storytelling workshop on May 3rd, 6th, 10th, & 13th to practice their stories. Sign up here Event sponsors:
  • Support Ex Fabula's mission and receive great benefits!
  • Support Ex Fabula's mission and receive great benefits!
  • Support Ex Fabula's mission and receive great benefits!
  • Support Ex Fabula's mission and receive great benefits!
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  • Work one-on-one with an experienced storytelling coach!
  • Sponsorship


    Why should my organization sponsor Ex Fabula?

    Ex Fabula sponsorship will build awareness of your business or community group while demonstrating your commitment to strengthening Milwaukee communities through one of the oldest and most accessible art forms: storytelling. Interested in discussing? Contact us!
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