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Looking Ahead to 2015

It’s almost too much to contemplate, but we are staring down 2015 to bring you some exciting events. Time travel with us, to the near future, and see what we have in store.

First, we’re starting the new year off with our Winter Storytelling Workshops at Q.E.D. in Astoria.  The January workshop is now full, but you can register for the one starting in March by clicking here.

In an intimate setting, the class will utilize our switched-up storytelling format to help writers in drafting an original nonfiction story. Here are some of the things participants can expect:

  • Freewriting exercises to kick-start your first draft
  • Two workshop sessions to refine your true-life tale
  • An individual rehearsal with a NYTI director
  • A live class show (open to the public) where the paired partners will perform each other’s stories
  • A bonus post-show session where participants can reflect on the impact of hearing their story performed and learn additional tools for revision

The March schedule is as follows:

March 1st — 2:00PM to 4:00PM — Class
March 8th — 2:00PM to 4:00PM — Class
March 15th — 2:00PM to 4:00PM — Class
March 22nd — 1:00PM to 4:00PM — Rehearsal (Note: Participants will schedule individual one hour rehearsal sessions with their director during this time.)

Tue, March 24th – 7PM to 8:30PM – Workshop Showcase on the Q.E.D. stage

March 29th — 2:00PM to 4:00PM — Final Class

March enrollment, while limited, is still open. Click here to register.

Next, our official storytelling shows resume on February 18th with Dark Woods, which will take place at our usual haunt Jimmy’s no. 43. More details to come.

If you have any questions you can always get in touch.

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Register For Our Storytelling Intensive at Q.E.D. Astoria


Write your story. Perform someone else’s. Two days, two ways to explore storytelling with No, YOU Tell It! 

We’re excited to offer a switched-up storytelling intensive at Q.E.D., a new workshop and event space located in Astoria. You can learn more about Q.E.D. here.

We believe everyone has a story to share, and our two-part intensive provides a supportive space to experience the creative, vulnerable, and ultimately elating process behind both writing and performance. There is limited enrollment, so participants will receive individual attention from the NYTI creative team.

Some nitty-gritty on the way the workshop will be conducted:

Session 1 (11/15, 2-6 p.m.) Participants will be guided through a series of writing exercises to help them draft an impactful nonfiction story.

Between sessions, participants will work on their story. While they are busy writing, we will pair the stories – and switch-up the storytellers – based on how they complement each other.

Session 2 (11/22, 2-6 p.m.) Flipping scripts, participants are coached through performing their partner’s story. Then, the paired partners perform one another’s stories for the group.

You will leave the intensive with a draft of your true-life tale on the page, experience performing someone else’s on stage, and feedback on what direction you want to take your piece in next.

The fee for the workshop is $50. NOTE: Class is limited to 8 students and advanced purchase is mandatory. If you cannot attend both sessions, you will not be refunded so please keep this in mind when signing up!

Click here to register. As always, you can email us with questions or concerns. We love to hear from you!

Storytelling Workshop in Astoria

We had such a terrific time with our Alumni reading at the Astoria Bookshop that we’ve gone ahead and planned a storytelling workshop in our favorite neighborhood. Maybe that’s something you’d be interested in attending? Sessions will be held on Sunday afternoons beginning September 7th, and the five-week workshop includes a public reading at the bookstore. We are finalizing our participants but still have space if you want to take part. Further details, including times, fees, and all the fine print, can be found here on Facebook or by emailing us

Looking ahead, our next proper storytelling show, Wild Card, will take place on September 17th. More info to come. 

Alumni Reading at the Astoria Bookshop

Jul 17 2014 @ 7:00PM

So, we’re putting the finishing touches on the stories we’ll be presenting at our special edition of No, YOU Tell It! at the Astoria Bookshop on July 17th. This evening will feature four of our series alumni: Julia Granacki, Marcos Stafne, Molly Touger, and Jeff Wills. After two years of presenting NYTI, we have a deep bench of innovative storytellers and we thought this would be a great opportunity to highlight the pieces they’ve been working on most recently.

You can find more info on our Facebook invite. Space is limited so please RSVP.

The reading starts at 7PM. The Astoria Bookshop is located at 31-29 31st Street in Astoria (btwn. Broadway and 31st Avenue), close to the Broadway stop on the N/Q train.

[Chalk art version of our logo courtesy of Marcos Stafne, who graciously hosted our first story meeting for this event. And provided snacks! Mmm snacks.]

Event Information

Jul 17 2014 @ 7:00PM

The Astoria Bookshop, 31st Street, NY, United States