The idea is simple: you offer to host a storytelling evening, we work with you to craft the theme and guest list. Each guest brings a dish and a story to share. We all grab some food, chat for a while, and then circle up to tell our stories.
Hosted by Kevin Griffin Moreno and Jessica Keyes, Potluck Storytelling is based on the belief that everyone has something tasty to bring to the table. We emphasize the social, rather than performance aspects of telling tales. That said, from time to time we host small performance-type events that showcase featured storytellers.
We look forward to sharing food and stories with you.
Ask a child to show you her most prized possession in the whole universe, and most likely she’ll hold up a toy. That’s what Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti discovered over the 18 months he spent photographing kids around the world for his Toy Stories project, which is written up today in the online photo magazine Feature Shoot.
Galimberti explores the universality of being a kid amidst the diversity of the countless corners of the world; saying, “at their age, they are pretty all much the same; they just want to...
So there I was, minding my own business, inching my way past a road crew doing repairs on St. Paul St., when all of a sudden – WHAM.
Hold up, I thought. Did that sonofabitch just kick my car?
Baltimore, boys and girls: it can change up on you with a quickness. Watch the video to hear about how two strangers who came to “the knife’s edge of violence” ended up embracing on the street one sunny spring morning in Mobtown.
Recorded at Potluck Storytelling’s “Stories About Living in...
Potluck Storytelling presents
Show and Tell: Stories About Our Stuff
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7-9pm
Minas Gallery & Boutique, 815 W 36th St., Baltimore
Go to the head of the class! Relive the funnest part of elementary school by bringing in an object and sharing a 5-7-minute story about it.
We all have material stuff that’s meaningful to us. Whether it’s a tool, an item of clothing, a piece of art, or a stick of chewing gum, now’s your chance to share the story behind it. You can talk about its history, describe your...
“B is for Berwick Avenue…A is for Ann Street…” Glass Mind Theatre community engagement director Alexander Scally shares an acrostic ode to Mobtown at Potluck Storytelling’s October 2012 show, “We Think We’re Normal, but We’re Not: Stories About Living in Baltimore.
Watch the video below to find out how Alex’s childhood neighbors used to borrow wheelchairs to pretend they were disabled and homeless, where the best place in the city is to spot a mattress-dancing seductress, and “why you...
Nurse, singer, mom, powerhouse: the multi-talented Ama Chandra talks about how she found her creative spark in Baltimore. Recorded at Potluck Storytelling’s ‘We Think We’re Normal, But We’re Not: Stories About Living in Baltimore,’ October 27, 2012 at the Hamilton Arts Collective.
Malcolm Williams is not just an amazing spoken word artist: he’s also a social worker, an advocate, and a nonprofit leader. I first met Malcolm at a National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day vigil, where he and other Healthcare for the Homeless (HCH) staff members performed music and poetry under the name Street Voices.
Some time later, I had the honor of serving with Malcolm on an HCH strategic planning task force, and found him to be a man of deep compassion, integrity, and vision, in addition to artistic talent.
Baltimore native Earl Crown has survived numerous assassination attempts, legal battles with the Baltimore City Police, and a lifetime of conflict with authority. Crown’s hobbies including drinking, smoking, drug abuse, gambling, and writing.
His work has been regularly featured in various publications, including Smile, Hon, You’re In Baltimore, Tales of Blood and Roses, Humanize, and Magic Octopus. Crown has been a guest author at the CityLit Book Fair (2010, 2011, and 2012), a guest author at the New Mercury Readings series,...
The daughter of a truck driver and a mill worker, Monica Lopossay grew up in rural North Carolina. At 16, she raised enough money to buy her first camera by dressing in a 20-pound chicken suit and dancing on the side of a highway.
Monica was the first person in her family to attend college, working her way through as a grill cook, a tutor at a Buddhist temple and a car mechanic. She earned a BA in international studies and cultural anthropology and photojournalism.
In her last eight years working for The Baltimore Sun, she covered a wide range...
Alexander Scally is a local performer, director, producer, playwright, and photographer. A Baltimore native, he received his BFA in Acting from UMBC and is a founding member and Production Manager of Glass Mind Theatre, where he most recently appeared as Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
In his spare time, Alexander enjoys writing short plays and poetry, with published works featured in What Weekly and Infinity’s Kitchen. He will next be seen in the original, monologue-based comedy Apply Within, to be featured in his...
Bruce A. Jacobs is a poet, nonfiction author, working jazz drummer, and a slowly improving saxophonist. He speaks and performs nationally, has appeared on NPR and C-SPAN, and has won poetry slams at the Nuyorican Poets Café and elsewhere. His one-man performances combine words, saxophone, percussion, and whatever other sounds tell the story.
His two books of poems are Speaking Through My Skin and Cathode Ray Blues, and his two nonfiction books are Race Manners and Race Manners for the 21st Century. His work has also appeared in dozens of...