Events

Did you ever fall for that line from your girlfriend or boyfriend?
Did you ever purchase something saying, “I’d be stupid NOT to buy it,” then realize you were stupid to buy it at all? Did you ever discover that the “can’t miss” opportunity really could miss. Are you gullible for fake news? Did you try to get a degree from a fake university?

Take comfort, pal, you’re in good company. On Oct. 5 you’ll find out just how good that company is, as your friends and neighbors get on stage and talk about times they were bamboozled, shafted, scammed and hoodwinked. Or maybe they were the bamboozlers. Whatever the case, you’re not alone.

The first six to sign up to tell a story are guaranteed spots on stage. Everyone after has their name go into a hat. As of this moment, one spot has been claimed.

Or maybe you just want to take it in. There’s plenty of room for that. And the Clover Leaf will sell you good food and drink while you listen and relate.

Story Night is like sitting around a campfire, except the chairs are comfy and people bring you your food and drinks.
Each story is about five minutes long, true (Though our fact checking is notoriously lax.) and based on the night’s theme.

No props, no notes, no musical instruments, just telling it from memory and talking to us like we’re friends, not students. Judges weigh in on who did best. The winner on this night will go home with a medal.

Come get to know some of your Kitsap neighbors.

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

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Most months we welcome anyone willing to come up on stage to tell a story. On July 6 we’re doing something different.

Over the past 18 months we’ve heard about rogue waves of gravy, lightning strikes, foreign travels and momentous rides in planes, trains and automobiles. It’s time for those who went home with medals, and a couple who came close, at Story Night to get back on stage to compete in our Not Quite Annual Highly Irregular Story Night of Champions.

Consider this a Story Night showcase. The night’s theme is, “Sacrifice.”

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

Let’s get the obvious out of the way from the start; Our next Story Night is May 4th, as in “May the 4th be with you.” If you want to make your story about Star Wars, we’ll allow it. It’s not like we ever kick anyone off stage anyway, but I’ll tell the judges not to mark you down for going on about that light saber that got you arrested or that Leia getup that go you out of jury duty. (Reference: “30 Rock”)

The night’s real theme is “Fame.”

Kitsap’s best, or at least most willing, tell us stories about their exposure and reputations, wanted or otherwise. We’ll hear stories about fame, near fame and infamy. Unlike Joan Jett, (Who, incidentally, went to my high school. Does that count?) we do give a damn about your bad reputation.

Story Night is like sitting around a campfire, except the chairs are comfy and people bring you your food and drinks.
Each story is about five minutes long, true (Though our fact checking is notoriously lax.) and based on the night’s theme.

No props, no notes, just telling it from memory and talking to us like we’re friends, not your students. If the judges like your story the best you’ll go home with a medal. If they don’t, we won’t embarrass you.

Come get to know some of your Kitsap neighbors, or let us get to know you. To sign up to be a storyteller, leave a comment here or email info@storynight.org. As of this posting we have one more guaranteed spot left. After that it’s out of a hat, though we’ve only had to turn away a storyteller one time.

To hear some of the stories from the past, go to storynight.org.
Story Night is presented in partnership with the Kitsap Regional Library.

7 p.m.
May 4, 2017
Cloverleaf Sports Bar and Grill
1240 Hollis St., Bremerton, WA

 

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Megan May, Alison Loris, Jennifer Chamberlin, Genevieve Scott, Chelsea Pyper, Corinne Nichol, Seth Park, Ian Logan and Gladys Smith were our nine storytellers on January 5, 2017. Corinne Nichol took home the medal on a great night of stories.
Megan May, Alison Loris, Jennifer Chamberlin, Genevieve Scott, Chelsea Pyper, Corinne Nichol, Seth Park, Ian Logan and Gladys Smith were our nine storytellers on January 5, 2017. Corinne Nichol took home the medal on a great night of stories.

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October 6 — Theme: In Disguise
November 3 — Theme: Election

All events begin at 7 p.m. and are at the Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill, 1240 Hollis St., Bremerton, WA 98310.

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Story Night Boils Over.

When: 7 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016
Where: Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill
Theme: Boiling Point
Rules: True stories, no notes, about five minutes long.
To be a storyteller, email info@storynight.org

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Congratulations to Genevieve Scott and Denise LaFountaine for creating our first ever Story Night tie as top storytellers. Thank you to all our storytellers. See you in August!

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Story Night Gets Traditional
7 p.m.
May 5, 2016
Cloverleaf Sports Bar and Grill
1240 Hollis St.
Bremerton, WA 98310

 

 

Congratulations to Alex Ash, our top storyteller tonight, and to Lorinda Esposito, Doug Winder (pronounced "wined-er"), Alison Loris, Shannon Repine, Adam Lennon and Dean Tingey, our storytellers on March 3, 2016.
Congratulations to Alex Ash, our top storyteller tonight, and to Lorinda Esposito, Doug Winder (pronounced “wined-er”), Alison Loris, Shannon Repine, Adam Lennon and Dean Tingey, our storytellers on March 3, 2016..
Sarah Jaffa from the Kitsap Regional Library Sylvan Way Branch offers questions to trivia competitors Josh Farley, Lismarie Nyland and Maria McGuire.
Sarah Jaffa from the Kitsap Regional Library Sylvan Way Branch offers questions to trivia competitors Josh Farley, Lismarie Nyland and Maria McGuire.
Trivia time, March 3, 2016.
Trivia time, March 3, 2016.

roadtripSet aside Jan. 7 for your next Story Night. The theme is “Fear of …” We’ll return on Feb. 4 when the theme will be “First Date.” Both events begin at 7 p.m. at the Cloverleaf Sports Bar and Grill. Event poster on the way.

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Congratulations to Alison Loris for earning the “Storyteller of the Year” award at our Dec. 3, 2015 Story Night event. Josh Farley won the award for best story of the night. Thanks to Alison, Josh, Jeff Allen, Lorinda Esposito, Mike Etgen, Jo Walter and Scott Park for providing our night’s stories.

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From left to right, Alison Loris, Doug Winder, Lorinda Esposito, Andy Binion, Scott Park and Adam Lennon were our storytellers at the Nov. 5 Story Night. As you can tell from the bling, Lorinda was our winner. Stay tuned for details about our next Story Night on Dec. 3, when champions from all of our events will join us on stage. We will name a storyteller of the year.
From left to right, Alison Loris, Doug Winder, Lorinda Esposito, Andy Binion, Scott Park and Adam Lennon were our storytellers at the Nov. 5 Story Night. As you can tell from the bling, Lorinda was our winner.
Stay tuned for details about our next Story Night on Dec. 3, when champions from all of our events will join us on stage. We will name a storyteller of the year.

 

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“Breaking Bread.” From the announcement for the Nov. 5, 2015 Story Night event. This is probably my greatest artwork ever.
Shannon Repine, Sara Gowans, Lorinda Esposito, Alison Loris, Steven Gardner and Chris Carter were our six speakers on Oct. 1. We didn't do any judging, so we all went home winners!
Shannon Repine, Sara Gowans, Lorinda Esposito, Alison Loris, Steven Gardner and Chris Carter were our six speakers on Oct. 1. We didn’t do any judging, so we all went home winners!

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SEPTEMBER WINNERS

Congratulations to Scott Park for winning the Sept. 2 Story Night event with the theme "Offended." Alison Loris came in second place.
Congratulations to Scott Park for winning the Sept. 2 Story Night event with the theme “Offended.” Alison Loris came in second place.

Story Night goes on the offensive
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015
7 p.m.
Theme: Offended
Cloverleaf Sports Bar and Grill
1240 Hollis St., Bremerton, Wash.

AUGUST WINNERS

Lorinda Esposito (left) took first, Char Burnette (middle) came in second and Jean Schanen finished third at the Aug. 6, 2015 Story Night. The theme was "The Great Outdoors." Congratulations!
Lorinda Esposito (left) took first, Char Burnette (middle) came in second and Jean Schanen finished third at the Aug. 6, 2015 Story Night. The theme was “The Great Outdoors.” Congratulations!

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FUTURE EVENTS

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. Theme: “The Great Outdoors”
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Theme: “Offended”
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Theme: A special night with stories based on the themes from the book The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, by Jonathan Evison.
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Theme: “Breaking Bread”
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. Special 2015 end of year special featuring the year’s winning speakers.

All events are at 7 p.m. at the Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill, 1240 Hollis St., Bremerton, Wash.

JULY WINNERS
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Congrats to Garrett Bull (far right) for winning First Place at our Story Night event on Thursday, July 2. All the stories were about temporary jobs or summer jobs. Second Place went to Lorinda Esposito (far left). Rosi Farley and Scott Park tied for third.

 

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