The Storytellers Project helps people learn to tell powerful, moving stories.

For eight hours a day, 40 hours a week (and sometimes more), our lives are centered around our work. Conversations at dinner often revolve around tales from the office. This month’s Arizona Storytellers’ event will bring some of these stories straight from the dinner table to the stage.

On Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at mod, six community members will share live first-person narratives about the workplace.

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We’ll hear from Pamela Spence, who spent 22 years living and working abroad. After an unexpected death of a loved one, Spence moves back to the United States. Upon her return, she searches for her new identity, works various jobs (where she experiences culture shock) and goes back to school to receive her Master’s degree.

“The work experiences in my life have provided me with personal growth and new perceptions of the world.”

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Like Spence, Erika Ferrin worked multiple jobs at non-profits, but there was one common thread between them all.

“When Bill Cosby repeatedly crosses your path, unrelated, in every job you’ve had, you know the universe is trying to tell you something,” she said. “(My story) is really about how celebrities, money and fame can be used as a platform, for better or worse. To me, motivations matter most.”

And, Jen Cushman will share how her career path as a journalist led her to find her real passion. She’ll explain how her talents and passions mixed during an interview she conducted. 

“My intrinsic quest for creativity caused an event during my career as a business reporter that made me realize that while words are my innate talent, art is my passion.”

We hope you’ll join us for a night of storytelling featuring the workplace. 

Related: Listen to stories from across the country on The Storytellers Project Podcast

Storytellers Project: Outdoor Adventures

When: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11.  

Where: mod, 2828 N Central Ave #100, Phoenix.

Admission: $10. Students are $5.


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