A big thank you to Philanthroper.com for featuring Ex Fabula as its daily featured non-profit to support on Friday Sept 23rd, 2011! Our mission is to connect storytellers with live audiences to build stronger communities. We run a monthly story slam series from October to May in Milwaukee and do special projects oriented around sharing and listening to true, personal stories.
If you’ve come to our page through the Philanthroper site, welcome! Please look around as we have lots of stories to share in our archives.
Here are some of our favorites to get your started:
Cindy Grover’s Gifts story:
Watch Jeanie Dean’s Stranger in a Strange Land story:
You can click on the tags to the right for “Live Stories Audio” and “Ex Fabula Video” to hear and see more of our great stories.
Terminal Milwaukee is our latest special event series and takes us on a journey following one charismatic native son of Milwaukee, Tom Crawford. We are holding live events over the course of a year to revisit some of the neighborhoods of his life where he tells stories at each one, along with current neighborhood residents telling their own stories about the neighborhood. Historian John Gurda helps share the story of the neighborhood itself through historical vignettes told at each event.
Tom told his first great Ex Fabula story on the theme “Busted”:
You can watch a trailer for the Terminal Milwaukee series here:
Two more Ex Fabula Radio Shows are springing up, featuring stories from our last event at Stonefly with the theme of “Emergency!” Storytellers will include Lauren Poppen, Brooke Maroldi, and Anja Notanja – that evening’s winner.
To catch these radio shows, tune into WMSE for lunch on Wednesday, April 6th, during the Milwaukee Midweek show airing at noon, or for breakfast on Sunday, April 10th, before Dewey’s Radio Show at 8:30am.
Also, don’t forget that the next Story Slam is coming up quickly: Tuesday, April 12th, at 8pm at the Bay View Brewhaus. You won’t want to miss stories on the theme “Theory & Practice.”
Milwaukee musician Lisa Gatewood (http://www.lisagatewoodmusic.com/) on growing up poor in Whitefish Bay, wishing for ice cream socials in mansions that never came to fruition and evil Brownie Troop Leaders.
“The mothership was calling me home and the mothership was the Girl Scouts of America.”
Ex Fabula will be back on the WMSE airwaves on Wednesday, Dec 1 at 12:00 noon for a 30 minute long Spectacular Preview – featuring some of our featured Spectacular storytellers’ stories from previous events as we lead up to the December Spectacular at Turner Hall, Dec 11 8pm. Be sure to tune in to get an audio glimpse of the spectacular storytellers we’ll have.
Today we’ve got previously aired episode of the Ex Fabula WMSE radio show – the theme was Death Defying and featured some great stories pulled from a variety of previous events. This episode featured stories from Drew Brhel, Grant Hagen, Jeanie Dean and Karen Kolberg.
Click below to listen to Death Defying – originally aired on WMSE in September 2010. Thanks to WMSE and Jeremy Kuzniar for producing our radio show!
October’s Confessions event at Stonefly brought out a whole variety of confessions! Our next event is Tuesday Nov 9 at the Bay View Brew Haus for “Neighbors” starting at 8 pm – bring your best wacky neighbor story!
To hear Brooke Maroldi‘s Audience Favorite story, click the link below:
Airing on WMSE on Wednesday Aug 4 at 12:00 noon and Sunday Aug 8 at 8:30 am. Tune in or listen online at wmse.org!
Featuring great stories from Season 1 and some brand new stories from our summer Guerrilla Story Slam.
For your person (and stuff):
Event: EX FABULA SHOW & TELL, Thursday AUG 5
Join us at the MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM on Thursday August 5 from 6-8:00 p.m. for Grown Up Show & Tell. Bring a special item and tell a story about it!
If you want to tell a story, come by 5:30 pm to sign up. This is a low-key FREE event with no strict time limits.
The event will be held outdoors on the Museum Terrace. Check out the American Quilt Exhibit while you’re there!