Another month and yet another packed out crowd for storytelling! We’re seriously overwhelmed by the amount of support and feedback for the event – both from our wonderful regulars and the new faces we see each month.
This month’s theme was ‘Lies, Scandal and Deceit’, so we were expecting some spectacular stories from you all and you certainly didn’t disappoint.
Previous medal-winner Christie Cluett kicked off the night with , followed by true life tales from Thomas David Parker (his about his great aunt, a deceitful Irish nun) and myself (an MSN Messenger dual-identity cringefest).
We then moved on to a series of brilliant readings from new faces – Mark Rutherford was trying to win the approval of his hard-to-please stepson Charlie (including some excellent kazoo playing) and Kevlin Henney told us a creepy tale of jealously (I’ll never see Masterchef in the same way ever again), and then we ended on an alien-based story from Mel Ciavucco, who then went on to win a medal in the audience vote at the end!
The second off was kick-started with a murderous tale from Ben, followed by a story which went on to win the second audience vote – Nathan read his short story about the ‘great leader’, complete with some brilliant urban slang. The night ended with the sinister ‘iButler’ from Pete Sutton, and a femme fatale from Angela Brooks. As you can tell, it was quite an eclectic mix!
We also got two lovely reviews of the night, one from one of our storytellers Pete Sutton, and one from Girl in Bristol – if you have any pictures or feedback on the night you can post them in the comments or on our Facebook page 🙂
You can read more from our writers here:
Mel Ciavucco – melciavucco.weebly.com
Pete Sutton – petewsutton.com
Nathan Emmanuel – nathanemmanuel.wordpress.com
Thomas David Parker – www.thomasdavidparker.com
Kevlin Henney – asemantic.blogspot.co.uk
Christie Cluett – christiecluett.co.uk
Mark Rutherford – www.facebook.com/MarkRutterfordWrites
Angela Brooks – www.angelaebrooks.com
Other storytelling nights/writers groups to check out:
Bristol Con Fringe – Sci fi and fantasy stories, reading events and more!
Talking Tales – A new short story evening at Leftbank, hosted by Stokes Croft Writers
Hammer and Tongue – Monthly poetry slam at The Birdcage