Residents to read stories, poems in The Story Show

Published 9:55 am Monday, March 20, 2017

Local writers will share stories of courage for a good cause Saturday in Albert Lea.

The Story Show will be presented at 7 p.m. at Marion Ross Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids 10 years old or younger and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center.

Todd Lange, Gail Springborg, Jenine Koziolek, Therese Netzer, Josh Barker, Kaila Beckner, Madeline Funk and Rich Murray will read stories, poems and letters based on courage that they created.

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“(The stories) are the storyteller’s personal narrative,” said producer and local writer Angie Zoller Barker.

Participants wrote a rough draft and were expected to be offered revision advice. Feedback and a dress rehearsal were planned before the event.

Presentations will be five to seven minutes, and music will bookend the readings.

Zoller Barker said the presentation is worth the price and allows funds to be used in the community.

The Story Show will benefit Beyond The Yellow Ribbon of Albert Lea, an organization that connects and coordinates agencies, organizations, resources and employers to support service members and their families.

The Story Show is an independent fundraiser that was founded in spring 2015 by Heather King and Riley Worth in New London.

Last fall’s Story Show raised nearly $1,000 that allowed the Albert Lea Public Library to have two writing workshops.

Tickets, please:

What: The Story Show

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $15 for adults, $5 for children 10 years old or younger

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Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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