Here:Say

Live Storytelling Series

Here:Say on Stage: Off the Rails

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016

Photographs from the August 17, 2015, Here:Say Show, Off the Rails Sponsored by The Filling Station Microbrewery Staged at the Traverse Area District Library Photographs by Sarah Brown Photography   An unexpected cease fire was called while Daniel Stewart was trying to earn an expert marksman designation at West Point.   Jenifer Strauss lost a lot in a family fire when she was a kid.   Emcee Mike Moran introduces Kathryn Henning Callison before she tells the story of how she had tried to avoid conflict on a train in Spain during the Iraq. War.    Karen Stein learned she wasn’t as figuratively stuck in her life as she thought while she was literally stuck in a subway tunnel for nearly 3 hours.   Kristy Snyder took the train with her daughter during March Madness, and lots of madness came with it.   Tami Evans once managed to drag a drunken trainwreck of a friend home via the NY subway at 4...

Read More

Here:Say on Stage: The Mamas and the Papas

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016

Photographs from the December 21, 2015, Here:Say Show, The Mamas and the Papas The wonderful audience taking in the start of the show…   Ben Whiting tells of what happened when his father went to pick up publicity photos for Ben’s budding career as an 11-year-old magician.   Here:Say emcee Jordan introduces Jonelle Bowers to the audience before the tells the story that reveals what it’s like to give a home birth in the midst of sideshow drama.   “Childless by choice” is sometimes considered a taboo topic — but Elon Cameron wasn’t shy in talking about it.   Assisting a girl whose mother had just died brought back a lot of emotion regarding Matt Soderquist’s own father’s tragic death.   Betsy tells the audience of the day her daughter was nearly the very young co-star in a punk rock music video.   In cleaning out her mother’s house, Jenifer Strauss found a treasure that reminded her of how her mother had influenced her to become a writer.   Is it possible that the ghosts of Donna Stein-Harris’ parents were visiting?...

Read More