Share a story!

Hey you! Yes YOU! Want to share a story at a Steel City Stories event? We’re glad to hear it!

The only criteria for being a Steel City Stories storyteller is that the teller:

  • is from Hamilton,
  • currently lives in Hamilton OR
  • is involved in the Hamilton community.

Does this sound like you? Great! Here are some Storyteller Guidelines to think about while crafting your tale.

Send an email to steelcitystories (at) gmail (dot) com to let us know that you have a tale to tell!

If you’ve never been to a storytelling event, check out some of these websites for examples of good storytelling:

The Moth
“Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience.”

“RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles.”

Snap Judgment
“Snap Judgment is the smoking-hot show from NPR about the decisions people make that change EVERYTHING. Raw, intimate, and surprising, host Glynn Washington explores real life drama that will leave you breathless. Lush soundscapes paired with DJ driven rhythms drop listeners into the heart of the story. Storytelling . . . With a beat.”

Don’t know where to begin? Here are a few stories which we think are great examples of good storytelling:

James Braly’s The Placenta Monologue

Tom Herndon’s Buggygate

Jen Lee’s Targeted 

Brian Finkelstein’s Jewish Blood, Irish Heart


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