Proud with a capital “P” of all that we have accomplished in 2019. Give a listen to live story swaps from our “Crafty,” “Snapped!” and “aMuse” shows on the NYTI podcast. Also, available on iTunes, Apple podcasts, etc.
A ton of work goes into each installment of No, YOU Tell It! From curating a group of storytellers, story meetings to develop drafts on the page, rehearsals sessions to help story partners step into each other’s shoes on stage, all the way through to producing the podcast.
Every moment is worth this testimonial (which totally made us tear up) from Queens poet Pichchenda Bao!
Give a LISTEN to Chenda and Carolyn swap stories as part of our special 2019 Brooklyn Book Festival Event at The Astoria Bookshop in Ep 51.
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First up, Pichchenda Bao’s “Speak, Muse” contemplates the roles we are assigned in life and the roles we adopt: refugee, American, daughter, mother, artist, citizen; the compromises we make for survival and the ways we interpret silence, and ultimately how we can expand, not contract, our relationship to each other and the world.
Read for us here by Carolyn Castiglia.
Story partners: Pichchenda Bao and Carolyn Castiglia
Switching it up, in Carolyn Castiglia’ s story “A Friend Request,” the author looks back at a time in her early twenties when she chose comfort over vulnerability and suffering over fulfillment. A small gesture reminds her how people who pass through our lives can show back up on our radar years later to remind us how we’ve weathered life’s storms.
For this 2019 Brooklyn Book Festival event, we partnered with The Astoria Bookshop for a special evening of poets and comedians trading true tales inspired by the theme “aMuse.” Stories performed live on September 17th, 2019.
“Speak, Muse” was directed by Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons.
“A Friend Request” was directed by Erika Iverson.
Podcast narrated by Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons.
Sep 17 2019 @ 7:00PM
Meet comedian Carolyn Castiglia who is rehearsed and ready to “aMuse” you.
TONIGHT! 7 pm SHARP at The Astoria Bookshop.
Carolyn Castiglia is a stand-up comedian you may recognize from her television appearances on Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, HLN, NickMom, Lifetime, fyi, WE tv and more. Or from the thousands of live performances she’s given here in our great city of New York. She lives in Brooklyn with her 13-year-old daughter and their very handsome cat.
Don’t miss this special evening of poets and comedians trading true-life tales!
THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2019 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT.
Sep 17 2019 @ 7:00PM
The Astoria Bookshop (31-29 31st St Astoria NY 11106)