Storytellers are “Letting Go” at the next SHINE, a popular storytelling event on the Westside.
SHINE: "Letting Go"YWCA Santa Monica/Westside (2019 14th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405) Map it $10
Storytellers are “Letting Go” at the next SHINE, the popular Westside storytelling event on Thursday, May 15 at 7:30pm at the YWCA Santa Monica/Westside. Our May event features stories about letting go of parental expectations, toxic relationships, loved ones who’ve passed away…and even television!
SHINE is a storytelling series featuring professionals and amateurs coming together on the third Thursday of every month to share inspiring true stories. Participants and audience members enjoy a relaxed community atmosphere, powerful and entertaining stories, refreshments, mingling, and live music.
Live music in May will be provided by singer/songwriter Cynthia Brando. Always innovative, Brando’s style varies from folk and blues to country. She’s been writing songs for years and performing at venues such as the House of Blues. Brando has “a relaxing and ambient quality. Her well written lyrics speak of strong emotions with lyrical charisma.”
Professional storytellers for SHINE are chosen from some of the nation’s top award-winning storytellers and writers. Amateur storytellers of all ages and walks of life also take the stage. Submissions are accepted before the event and two slots are reserved for audience members selected through a random drawing.
Those interested in becoming a Guest Storyteller are encouraged to visit www.StoriesBloom.com in advance for monthly theme and guidelines.
SHINE is produced by Isabel Storey and presented by Santa Monica Repertory Theater, Storey Productions, UCLArts and Healing, and the YWCA Women’s Partnership.