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Gather Round Storytelling

Everyone loves ghost stories. . .especially when they're true. Join us this Halloween night for a spine-tingling edition of Gather Round, Bellingham's monthly forum for people who love a good story. 
In keeping with the season, our theme this month is "Spooked - Stories of What Really Haunts Us."

We've all had experiences that conjure dark imaginings, or make our blood run cold. Maybe it was an encounter with something you couldn't explain; maybe it was terrifying possibility. Maybe the moment seems silly in retrospect, or maybe the memory still gives you a chill. When were you really, truly spooked? We'd love to hear about it!

If you haven't been with us before, here's the scoop: Gather Round is inspired by The Moth, the New York based non-profit dedicated to "true stories told live." We believe that nothing binds a community together like shared stories. Our format is Open Mic: prospective tellers prepare a story based on the evening’s theme and submit their names before the show starts. Our rules are simple: 

1. Stories must be true and personal, that is, they must relate something that actually happened, and that directly affected the teller. 
2. Stories must be told, not read -- they must be performed without notes.
3. Stories last approximately 5-8 minutes. 

We're committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for all sorts of stories to be shared. Funny stories, sad stories, stories about small triumphs or epic defeats; stories about friends, about families, about the search for love or justice; stories about the human condition and how we cope with it on any given day. Come tell us a story, or just sit back and listen as others share theirs.

One more thing: our space is small and seating is limited -- come early to get a good spot!

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Earlier Event: October 30
Irish & Folk Mondays - Puirt na Gael
Later Event: November 1
Open Mic with Pace Rubadeau