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Fourth Storytelling Festival Features Four New Events

By Stephanie Medlock

Whether your story is true or a fairytale, you can tell it at the Fourth Annual San Miguel International Storytelling Festival! This annual event will again take place in October, but with some major changes.

Instead of a two-day competition where all storytellers tell true stories, we will have four separate events with a variety of stories in different locations around San Miguel. Then on October 20, we will present a selection of stories from those events at a Showcase Finale Gala at Bellas Artes.

Each location will feature a different type of story, beginning with a free Open Mic Morning at Tianguis TOSMA Saturday Organic Market on October 7, Stories in Spanish at Mama Mia on October 10, Tall Tales at El Quita Penas on October 11, and True Life Stories at Restaurant Paprika on October 18. Each night will offer eight to twelve stories.

“We wanted to do something different this year,” Storytelling Committee member Nathan Feuerberg explains. “This offers both the storytellers and the audience a chance to hear more types of stories in comfortable, intimate settings. Each of the restaurants has reserved space for about thirty people.”

Tickets will be sold online after September 15, and at the door. Food and drink at each restaurant is up to the participant. Mama Mia, however, is graciously providing complimentary appetizers and drinks to the audience of Stories in Spanish.

Auditions for storytellers will take place via Skype on September 12. Please contact Nathan Feuerberg at ( to schedule your audition. No audition is required for Open Mic Morning.

Open Mic Morning, October 7, 2017. Tianguis TOSMA Saturday Organic Market (Ancha de San Antonio 123), 10am–noon. Free admission. Storytellers can tell stories in English or Spanish. They should sign up at 9:30am

Stories in Spanish, October 10, Mama Mia Restaurant, (Umaran 8), 7–9pm, 50 pesos.

Tall Tales, October 11, Benjamin Lara El Quita Penas, (Mesones 95) 6–7:30pm 100 pesos.

True Life Stories, October 18, Restaurant Paprika, (Ancha de San Antonio 7) 7–9pm, 100 pesos.

Showcase Finale, Friday, October 20, Bellas Artes Auditorio Miguel Malo, Hernandez Macias 75, 300 pesos. Wine reception begins at 5:45pm. Stories start at 7pm.


Fourth Annual San Miguel International Storytelling Festival

Open Mic

Oct 7, Tianguis TOSMA Saturday Organic Market

Stories in Spanish

Oct 10, Mama Mia Restaurant

Tall Tales

October 11, El Quita Penas

True Life Stories

Oct 18, Restaurant Paprika

Showcase Finale

Oct 20, Bellas Artes Auditorio

Contact Stephanie Medlock at


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