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Stories on Tap Presents "Flood Stories"

Oct 19, 2020 10:58AM ● By Erica Shames

Join Stories on Tap online Oct. 29, 8 to 10 p.m., for a night of community storytelling, hosted by Jonathan Ames. This event's focus: "Flood Stories," revolves around retelling and reliving our memories and experiences of floods.
Registration is required to attend this event. Register at www.storiesontap.org or send a message through the registration link.

Listen live as your neighbors in Central Pennsylvania share true stories about floods and flooding. Audience members are welcome to sign up and share a 5-minute story without using notes. Or just come to listen! One by one, 10 storytellers are chosen from a hat to tell their stories to the audience. At the end of the night, the audience votes on its favorite. Please note this event takes place completely on Zoom. Register at www.storiesontap.org

FLOOD STORIES
Devastating storms that inundate entire towns. Building back when the waters recede. Torrents of information. Swells of emotion. Keeping your head above water. In all these ways, floods shape our lives. On the 8th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, join us online for an evening of stories about flooding.

INTERESTED IN TELLING YOUR STORY?
There are two ways to tell your story:

1. SPEAK AT THE EVENT
Sign up for a chance to tell a story at the digital event on October 29th at 8pm. Submit your name at www.storiesontap.org and we'll put your name in the hat.

2. RECORD YOUR STORY FOR OUR DIGITAL ARCHIVE
Want to record your story for a digital archive? Let us know at www.storiesontap.org and we'll contact you to set up a time to hear your story.

STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS
Want to talk through your story before committing to speak at the event or record for the archive? Stories on Tap is offering personal storyteller sessions during which you are invited to talk through your memories and stories related to flooding. We are able to do this work with a generous honorarium from Bucknell University as part of the Humanities Center's "Learning To Live With Floods" series. If you are interested in speaking to us, please contact us at www.storiesontap.org

Event photo courtesy of the Charles L. Fasold Photo Collection. "The 1972 Flood. View east, at High St, toward Bridge St and Market St. Ken Wolfe in the muddy and swift flood water." 


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