Amy Shephard of StoryOly

StoryOly Seeks Icebreaking Storytellers

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS StoryOly bills itself as Olympia’s premier storytelling event. On the third Tuesday evening of each month since November 2015, amateur storytellers have braved the stage to regale full houses at Rhythm & Rye with meaningful anecdotes from their own lives. Tales range from movingly confessional to outrageously frank. Each …

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Elizabeth Lord, host of StoryOly

Do Tell at StoryOly

(UPDATED October 18, 2016) On the third Tuesday of each month, Rhythm & Rye hosts StoryOly, Olympia’s most beloved “story slam” event. Half the suggested donation to compete or listen goes to Olympia SafePlace. Starting at 5:30 p.m., volunteers throw their names in a hat, and 10 are invited to tell an eight-minute autobiographical story …

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Poet Eva Donjacour, photo by Ryan Harris

Olympia People’s Mic

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS As the seasons change from green to orange, Old Growth Poetry Collective continues to bring poetry events to Olympia. The collective’s weekly poetry show, “Olympia People’s Mic,” takes place every Thursday evening at Ben Moore’s Restaurant. Every first and third Thursday event will take the form of Olympia’s only …

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Stephen King

Words, Words, Words (Contemporary Horror) from TAO

Theater Artists Olympia (TAO) presents The Midnight Sun’s semi-monthly aural celebration, Words, Words, Words, in August. The August installment highlights “Contemporary Horror: The Darkest Minds of the 20th Century.” The aim of the Words, Words, Words series, according to TAO, is to “share and give voice to exciting pieces of literature by the writers who’ve had an …

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