Natalie is a coach and teller for the Salem Storytellers Project.
The Storytellers Project is a series of live storytelling nights curated by USA TODAY NETWORK newsrooms across the country.
Each event includes a handful of true, first-person stories told by you, our neighbors. The purpose of the project is to show everyone has a story to share and by telling them, we foster a deeper sense of connection and empathy in our community.
For more information or to submit an application to tell at future events, go to www.storytellersproject.com/salem/. Tickets are $12 for general admission ($5 for students) and are available at tickets.statesmanjournal.com.
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Here is a look at the Salem Storytellers Project 2018-19 inaugural season:
Night #1: New Beginnings
Change can be getting a new haircut, having a baby, deleting a number or leaving it all behind. Join the Statesman Journal for a night of stories about the choices, discoveries and accidents that impact our lives.
When: Doors at 6, show at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23
Location: Ike Box, 299 Cottage St. NE, Salem, Ore.
Night #2: Romance, or Not
Dating in the digital age can be exhausting, exhilarating and downright crazy. Join the Statesman Journal as we explore stories about dating apps, true love and everything in between.
When: Doors at 6, show at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5
Location: Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Avenue NW, Salem
Night #3: Our Family, Our Culture
Every family has its own quirks, traditions, recipes and memories. Join the Statesman Journal for a night of tales about the families we’re born into and the ones we choose.
When: Doors at 6, show at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14
Location: Capitol City Theater, 210 Liberty St. SE #150, Salem
Night #4: Outdoors
The great outdoors isn’t for everyone, but for some, it’s everything. Join the Statesman Journal for a night of stories about some of the best — and worst — outdoor moments.
When: Doors at 6, show at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13
Location: Gilgamesh Brewing, 2065 Madrona Avenue SE, Salem