A Halloween-themed edition of SHINE.
October brings thoughts of ghosts and goblins--but we can also be haunted by memories, obsessions, old loves, and guilt. This month, SHINE summons up true stories on the theme “Haunted.” SHINE is a monthly storytelling series featuring professionals and amateurs coming together 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. Music in October will be provided by Seán Barna, a singer/songwriter whose harrowing songs bring listeners from the streets of Berlin and Kraków to the dark bars of Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. 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 Jen Bloom and Isabel Storey and presented by Santa Monica Repertory Theater, Storey Productions and the YWCA Women’s Partnership.