Local writers to share stories of finding peace

Published 7:46 pm Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The story show is a fundraiser for scholarship

Local writers will share stories of seeking peace tonight in Albert Lea.

The Story Show will be at 7 p.m. at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years old.

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Jennifer Vogt-Erickson, Ross Pirsig, Scott Pirsig, Jim Wichmann, David Larson, Jennifer Zoller, Mai Dang-Huynh, Mina Lein and Ann Austin will each read nonfiction stories they wrote on seeking peace, said producer Jeremy Corey-Gruenes.

Albert Lea Seed House is sponsoring the event, and all ticket sales will go to the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Scholarship, which is awarded each spring to a graduating high school senior.

Musicians for the event will be Regin Reyes and Rika Boorsma.

Corey-Gruenes said the performance will feature a variety of stories that center around the theme of finding peace.

“Some of the stories are a little light; others are pretty heavy,” he said. “We had a great variety this time.” 

The show will feature quality local writers, Corey-Gruenes said.

“It’s just a great showcase of local talent,” he said. “It’s a great way to support a worthy cause — the scholarship fund.”

Tickets can be purchased from any performer, Corey-Gruenes or fellow producers Riley Worth and Angie Zoller Barker, by calling the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center at 1-877-730-3144, online or at the door.

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

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