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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
May 4, 2017
Cloverleaf Sports Bar and Grill
1240 Hollis St., Bremerton, WA
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.
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 email@example.com
Set 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.
Story Night goes on the offensive
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015
Cloverleaf Sports Bar and Grill
1240 Hollis St., Bremerton, Wash.
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.
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.