By Every Family’s Got One Founder — Barbara Herel

family stories

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The Call for Stories is happening now for the 2019 live storytelling performance of Every Family’s Got One (a story, that is) — so start writing your family story today.  

Some things to keep in mind: 

Your story should capture a specific family memory or moment. It can be funny, tragic, heartwarming, bittersweet… 

This is a story about your family that only you can tell.  

Bring your story to life.

Just because it’s a memory make it engaging, like it’s happening now. 

A good place to start is writing down — word for word — that often-told family story. Once you have the story down then you can go back and add in interesting details and observations.  

Need ideas?

Check out the writing prompts. 

And performance videos from the 2018 show.    

Please help…

get the word out – we want to hear from a wide variety of people, from all walks of life!  

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2019 Every Family’s Got One storytelling show: October 16 at My Father’s Place in Roslyn, NY. 

Please note: There will be 2 writer’s workshops (dates TBD) to polish up your story. 

Your family story is worth the telling. 

Submit your story today!