Sitka Tells Tales: Live Local Storytelling
In the spirit of storytelling series from Baltimore to Anchorage and from This American Life to the Moth: True tales told live..
These are stories that aren't read. They aren't fiction, They're funny, serious and real.
We put on four to five editions of Sitka Tells Tales a year.
Some of our events like “Wet Feet.” are produced with other groups, festivals and gatherings. We welcome collaborators!
Tellers and the host (s) meet together before each event. We test ideas, talk about shaping stories and what it means to share them with an audience,
We're always looking for new storytellers.
Please click here to contact us if you want to tell a story or want to suggest a teller.
We welcome ideas for themes too,
Want to take a peak at our tips for storytellers?
Some of our earlier Episodes as Sitka Speakeasy(click below)
• "Be Mine" Stories around the theme of love, Hank Moore tells a story of unconditional love, loss and honesty.
• "Sustain Me " Stories about falling down, getting up and finding new ground, Joe Solomon, a social media coordinator steps back from the virtual world of the "beautiful, inspiring and powerful" and humorously climbs towards a more physical and frightening place.
• "Poor Choices" Tales of bad decisions and lessons learned. Zach Desmond looks for enlightenment and gets hungry.
Ellen Frankenstein and Sarah Swong co-host and introduce "Floating in a most Peculiar Way."
Other adventures in storytelling events, radio documentaries and soundscapes bring joy, add color to our communities and at times, provoke hijinks includes:
An audio and mapping project and experiment in place-based tourism. Learn more>