The Salem Storytellers Project

Storytellers_New beginnings_mr09Natalie is a coach, co-lead 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 Tickets are $12 for general admission ($5 for students) and are available at

#SalemStorytellers #everyonehasastory #shareyourstory

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: Tuesday, Oct. 23. Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m.

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: Tuesday, Feb. 5. Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m.

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: Tuesday, May 14. Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. 

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: Tuesday, Aug. 13. Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. 

Location: Gilgamesh Brewing, 2065 Madrona Avenue SE, Salem


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