December 6, 2018
Theme: Snake Oil
7 p.m.
The Cloverleaf Sports Bar and Grill
Bremerton, WA

Step right up and hear the stories that will rid you of rheumatism, shed your shingles and vanquish the vapors. It’s Story Night, folks, and this night only we’ll be hearing tales of scams and hucksters, tonics and potions, hustles and ruses, as well as flim flams and snake oil.

The theme of the night is, in fact, “Snake Oil.”

Story Night is a simple proposition. Storytellers are given a theme and they have about 5 minutes to tell a true, autobiographical story using no notes and no props.

Come join the fun just hearing the stories, or if you’ve got one you think you might like to share, join us on stage. If you want to tell a story, comment here, email info@storynight.org or show up and sign up.

The Cloverleaf has specials on pizza and the house wine on Thursdays, and you’ll be joined by some of the best people in Kitsap County and thereabouts.

It’s a fun night and has the added bonus of you getting to know more about your neighbors.

Story Night events are a partnership between Story Night and Kitsap Regional Library.

Check out the Facebook event

 

 

November 1, 2018
Theme: Mercy
7 p.m.
The Cloverleaf Sports Bar and Grill
Bremerton, WA

Ever have someone forgive you in a way you didn’t deserve, or give you something you didn’t earn? Or did something ever surprise you so much all you could mutter was “Mercy,” or “Mercy Me,” or “Great merciful dessert maker?” Probably not the last one, but you get the idea.

Story Night’s November 1 theme is “Mercy.” Storytellers will get on stage, with no props, no notes and mercifully little singing, if any, and tell 5-minute true stories about mercy that occurred in their own lives.

Got a story and want to be on stage? Comment here. Or email info@storynight.org. Want to just hear a few good stories? Join us! The Cloverleaf has specials on the pizza and the house wine.

 

October 4, 2018
Theme: Drive
7 p.m.
The Cloverleaf Sports Bar and Grill
Bremerton, WA

In October our theme is “drive.” We’re likely to hear stories about road trips, about good and bad drivers and about the things that drive us to succeed or fail or the things that drive us crazy. It’s all about going from one place to another.

Story Night is a night for people to tell true stories. Here are the rules:

* No props
* No notes
* Stories should be about 5 minutes long
* Stories must be true

Come join us for a fun night of stories. Order delicious food and beverages from the Cloverleaf menu. Thursday nights there are specials on the pizza and house wine.

Got a story? Leave a comment here or email info@storynight.org.

Get a head start on the weekend by spending a Thursday night with us. Ask anyone who’s been to Story Night, you’ll be glad you joined us.

Past events

September 6, 2018
Theme: Sport
7 p.m.
The Cloverleaf Sports Bar and Grill
Bremerton, WA

Aug. 2, 2018
Theme: Culture Shock

July 5, 2018
Theme: “Winning”
This one is a competition
Winner takes home a trophy that looks like the one pictured.

May 3, 2018
7 p.m.
The Cloverleaf Sports Bar and Grill
Bremerton, WA

Let’s cut to the chase, lest you forget. May’s Story Night theme is “Remembering.” You, a potential storyteller, could tell us about someone whose memory you cherish, or don’t. Maybe it’s the grandfather who had a stable set of jokes he repeated often. Or it could be you have someone who sacrificed for you or for all of us. Got a tribute? The stage will be set for you. Or there could have been a time you forgot your date’s name, leaving a lasting impression of mindlessness. It’s Story Night, and it’s all about things remembered. Frankly, all Story Nights are about remembering something, but let’s see what happens here. It should be a night you won’t forget.

Story Night is a night for people to tell true stories. Here are the rules:

* No props
* No notes
* Stories should be about 5 minutes long
* Stories must be true

Come join us for a fun night of stories. Order delicious food and beverages from the Cloverleaf menu. Thursday nights there are specials on the pizza and house wine.

Got a story? Leave a comment here or email info@storynight.org.

Get a head start on the Cinco de Mayo weekend by spending a Thursday night with us. Ask anyone who’s been to Story Night, you’ll be glad you joined us.

 

Like a weed popping up through Washington Avenue; like a poorly formed argument on a Facebook post; or like that smell coming from the neighbors, that lingering, mildly annoying odor that is annoying but doesn’t quite amount to illegality, persistence finds its way in our streets, on our computers and in our neighborhoods. But sometimes persistence rewards, either in our efforts or by becoming an unexpected meme, nevertheless.

On March 1 we’ll gather to hear stories of persistence, of never giving up, whether it was for good or for ill. You have friends and neighbors in Kitsap County who know a few things about persistence and they’re going to tell you about it, on stage, in front of a live audience that’s also drinking wine and beer and eating pizza and pub salads.

It’s Story Night, and you have stories to hear. Or maybe tell.

 

Story Night is not about putting on a skit or performing. It’s about telling a true story, from life, like we are all sitting around a campfire.

The rules for storytellers are these:

No props
No costumes
No notes
True story
About five minutes long
Based on the night’s theme.

We have a few spots available on stage. Comment here, by email at info@storynight.org or contact Steven Gardner on Facebook at the Story Night page or on Twitter @StoryNightWA.

If you just want to hear some storytelling, there’s plenty of room for that. The Cloverleaf will sell you good food and drink while you listen and relate.

Come get to know some of your Kitsap neighbors.

To hear some of the stories from the past, go to storynight.org.

Story Night is presented in partnership with the Kitsap Regional Library.

2 thoughts on “Next Event: Dec. 6 — Snake Oil”

  1. before scrolling down to see comment section, had also messaged same.
    this sounds interesting & fun; just missed the Feb 2nd event at Clover Leaf.

    Would like to sign up for event notices; to attend next event to see how this works before signing up to share a story. What a great fun idea & look forward to next event.

    1. before scrolling down to see comment section, had also messaged same.
      this sounds interesting & fun; just missed the Feb 2nd event at Clover Leaf.

      Would like to sign up for event notices; to attend next event to see how this works before signing up to share a story. What a great fun idea & look forward to next event.

      also, at an event, is there opportunity to volunteer to share a story impromptu? or as the spirit leads one? all the more fun is so.

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