Stuff: Issue 4 – Feb 28, 2015

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Highlights: Graphic novelist Dean Trippe copes with trauma with some help from Batman; Ruth Carmel on the perils of writing about those you love; What Joseph Conrad can teach us about the power of omission in storytelling; Kevin Allison goes TOTALLY NO FILTER (for once!) with Marc Maron. Go to the online…

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Stuff: Issue 3 – Feb 20, 2015

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Highlights: Happy Hour Story Hour has moved to the Duplex. Why not go there on a Monday evening? Plus: David Carr’s legacy includes an amazing syllabus; Kelli Dunham has some bad ideas she’d like to share with you; Mike Daisy has advice for Brian Williams; and Diana Spechler has a new…

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Stuff: Issue 2 – Feb 13, 2015

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Highlights: The calendar is getting busy. Keep it that way by submitting your events! Plus: tips for how not to fail at open mics; the smart way to open a story; how friend- or iPhone-assisted “barf drafts” can help you get your story out of your head. Go to the online…

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Stuff: Issue 1 – Feb 5, 2015

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Highlights: Modern Stories is rebirthed! The NYC Storytelling calendar now officially kicks ass. There’s a cool new podcast called Modern Stories Mix. And the usual: great articles and ideas, a short film that will make you cry, and a promo for where I’ll be performing next. Go to the online…

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Mix Episode 1: Julie Polk

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Modern Stories Mix debuts with a story from Julie Polk, a NYC writer and storyteller — and an actor who has certainly paid her dues, as you’ll hear in her story of life on the road, “The Best Gig”.

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Chronic

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Once in a blue moon I write a poem. This is for everyone who’s suffering from “invisible” pain.

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