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share your

Story.

We all have a story. Dare to share yours at a future RAW Storytelling live show.

Fill out the form below and you'll be contacted by RAW's founder and host, Enid, with next steps. Enid will provide storytelling coaching before show night and, meanwhile, check out the storytelling tips at the bottom of this page. 

 
 

January 19-27th - STORIES ABOUT the Ocean, ART OR growing up in BROWARD

February 14th - fuck valentine’s [BAD DATES]

February 17th - Confessions

MARCH 8TH - SEX

march 14th - Altered States

 
NAME *
NAME
PHONE *
PHONE
Which upcoming show do you want to participate in?
Don't see a theme that fits your story? Suggest a theme and apply anyways. We'll find the perfect show date for your story.
For example, 'Buffy Summers is Sunnydale-based vampire slayer who's writing her first memoir and can be found @vampiressuck on Instagram.'
 
 

Storytelling Tips

 

stories have beginnings, middles, and ends

Make sure your story is more than just a circumstance. Where were you in life when the story happened? Why do you think the story happened to you at that moment in life? What does the story say about you? What did you learn? These are important points to explore that give depth to your story.

 

show, don't tell

Amazing storyteller and comedian, Kevin Allison, does an incredible job at explaining the difference between showing a story versus simply telling a story. We highly recommend listening to this tutorial: CLICK HERE.

 

Speak from memory, but don't over practice

Reading your story or bringing story notes on stage is not allowed. Be prepared to recount your story from memory. We don't recommend trying to memorize your story. Share it as if you're talking to a good friend. After all, true storytelling is about sharing a story as you remember it. Trust your memory as that always makes for more interesting stories than perfectly written ones.

talk in present tense and use proper names

When you share a story, share it as if you're reliving it - not as if you're floating above watching it happen. Use present tense verbs and avoid "he," "she," and "they." By naming the people in your story, you bring us in on the journey. "Mom" is so much stronger than "my mom."

 

be vulnerable

All stories that are important to you should make you feel a little exposed. Dare to be vulnerable. Ask yourself, "how did this story change me?" If you can't answer this question, dig deeper or perhaps it isn't the right story to share.

 

What's not allowed at RAW

In addition to not reading [as opposed to speaking] your story on stage, we do not allow: standup routines, lectures, sales pitches, rants, fictional stories or a recounting of somebody else's story.  We also do not allow stories that include: racism, homophobia, misogyny, imitating accents from a culture that is not yours or any form of hate speech. Cursing and explicit stories are allowed!

 
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What Our Fans Are Saying

Going through the process of sharing at RAW Storytelling reminded me more about who I am. Thank you for letting me take the stage and be part of this movement.

Ash Johns - Spiritual Guide and Strategist